Star in every show.
When you need a pair of shorts that can move seamlessly between enduro marathons, lift-served DH laps, and hammerfest trail rides, you'll be hard pressed to do better than Alpinestars' Stella Pathfinder Women's Shorts. They reach down to the knee, so you won't feel exposed when you're blowing up high-speed berms or bucking your way down rugged gardens, but the legs taper slightly so they won't interfere when you're mashing out high-speed singletrack. The multi-panel construction is designed to provide unhindered mobility, but Alpinestars also integrates stretch mesh panels just to make sure you can move freely.
The brand also hooked up a breathable, moisture-wicking, chamois-equipped liner, because you always want something soft between you and the saddle, even if you spend most of your ride time standing up or hanging off the back. Two adjustable tabs at the waist make sure you don't have to deal with unwanted low-riders, and two zippered hand pockets hold onto multitools, snacks, phones, and maybe even a trail map or two.
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
I love the shorts. They are comfortable, nice material and great color. Other reviewers said they run small so I ordered medium when I usually wear small. The medium is a bit big. Not such a big deal for the shorts but the legs on the liner ride up while riding. I'm 5' 6" about 120 lbs.
Aside from sizing, they are great shorts
Size chart shows S, M, L but ordering dropdown shows 28, 30, 32...can you clarify how to correlate size chart to the dropdown?