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Backcountry - Covert Liner Short - Men's

Backcountry Covert Liner Short - Men's

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$29.98 Original price:$59.95
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Tech Specs

Responsible Collection:
Recycled/Repurposed
Material:
65% recycled nylon, 35% elastane
Fit:
form-fitting
Inseam:
8in
Chamois:
yes
Waist:
elastic
Venting:
breathable side panels
Claimed Weight:
[medium] 4.6oz
Recommended Use:
cross-country, downhill, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

Why We Built The Covert Liner Short

Nobody likes a sore bottom the day after a big ride, which is why we built the Cover Liner Shorts. Constructed from a soft, stretchy material to eliminate chafing or pinching, we often forget we're wearing them when our focus turns to the trail ahead. Breathable side panels keep us cool on hot summer days, while the low-profile chamois cushions our sit bones without adding excess bulk.

  • Mountain bike liner shorts that enhance comfort in the saddle
  • Designed to be worn under your favorite MTB baggy shorts
  • Soft, stretchy fabric provides next-to-skin comfort
  • Low-profile chamois cushions sit bones without feeling bulky
  • Breathable side panels to help keep you cool
  • Silicone leg grippers for a secure, irritation-free fit

Good Liner for Any Short

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: MED

I am comparing this liner mostly to Fox liners or those liners sewn into the shorts. I really like the fit of this one. I read that they run a bit large, so I got the med and it was perfect for my 190lb body. I have other liners that feel too high in the waist, but this one is perfect and won't let me pull it too high. I read a couple of reviews that felt like this was not high enough, but it is perfect in my opinion. Great comfort on 2-3 hour rides that I mostly do.

Great for the right context

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I have two of them that I use almost exclusively for indoor training. The padding is on the lighter side as others have said but the breathability that you gain from that is absolutely worth it. I ride about 1 hour 4x per week on an indoor trainer and these are my faves to put on knowing I won't get too sweaty. I'm on the upper end of the medium range but they fit really well and haven't noticed any consistency issues in quality. Would strongly recommend - esp at the current sale price.

Great Padded Liner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I use the Covert Liner every time I mountain bike. I actually just purchased my second pair for rotation purposes while the other liner is in the wash and I still need to get out and hit the trails. Very comfortable and breathable. I don’t notice them while I wearing them, which is exactly how I want it.

Inconsistent quality and sizing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: M

As a 163 pound, 33 inch waist, experienced rider, I am clearly in the "31.5 - 34.5in" medium size range according to the sizing guide. I ordered 4 pairs of these liners in medium. 2 of the 4 ripped at the waist band stitching when I tried them on. Those 2 were immediately returned. I opted to keep the other 2 and use them. After many ride / wash cycles the remaining 2 liners are in good condition with no failed seams. Pads are very good quality and remain effective.

The liners were initially a bit too snug but I thought after a couple uses they'd loosen slightly. They did not. I should have sized up to large which I find comical given the supposed "34.5 - 37.5in" stated in the sizing guide.

I have several other liner shorts from different brands including Fox and Troy Lee. All are size "32" or "medium" and fit perfectly.

Good value liners

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: L

comfortable enough not a super padded chamois but not bad for sub 2hrs rides. agree with other folks that the waist around back doesn't sit super high, we'll call it "plumber's fit". Size up if you're between sizes. very lightweight and breathable though!

Great shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

Nice shorts. Comfortable, nice material, soft chamois. I wouldn't say these are low rise, I'd say they are perfect rise. They are right inline with my outer shorts. Unlike so many liners that come up high like grandpa pants. I'll be using these for the warmest weather when I want to shed the bibs. Not as nice as specialized liners but for $60... pretty nice. How about not making them in China... support a free country in Asia instead? Did I mention this is the first non-bib I've ever had that actually stayed up the entire ride...no mid-ride pull up my pants.... excellent!

John P: "How about not making them in China... support a free country in Asia instead?"
100% agreed. I returned this when I saw the Made in China label.

Good first effort, but...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The low rear waist band really takes away from a lot of the other positives. Construction and chamois are more than adequate. No irritating stitch points.
Description lists silicone leg grippers. I guess that's true, but don't attempt to use these with knee warmers. The grippers aren't tall enough or grippy enough to secure warmers
The low riding rea waist band is really noticeable and I wish I'd seen this in the reviews before purchasing. Glad I didn't pay full price.

Personally I'd say a lower waist is a positive. About everyone else in the liner business thinks men wear undergarments at their navel. If I want something higher, I'd choose a bib.

Nice and simple

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I like these. Fit pretty normal for me. Padding is minimal but effective, and the material is very air-y.... Good for warm weather.

Nice and simple

Not so covert

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

I have two pairs of these and bought my wife two pairs. Our use case is indoor cycling. They outperform bibs or outer wear shorts in this environment. They are plenty cushioned for 120 minute or rides, they fit really well and they are easy to launder. I can preserve my nicest bibs for show and tell on the local club rides!
I’m tempted to try these outdoors sometime; I’m not sure anyone would notice they are only liners.

Great if you have a tramp stamp

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

The quality is great, nice fabric, nice pad, but like others have said, what is up with the low rise on the rear. As a nearly 50 year old guy, I really don't want to ride around with my crack showing and I am sure whoever might be behind me feels even stronger about it than I do.

I'm guessing you should have sized up to XL. They do fit a bit on the small side. I found them to be perfect rise, just right where my shorts would be. But yeah most liners you can pull up to your chest...which I find annoying. Try an XL and I bet you'll have a different result.

Quality Details.....

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

Great materials from the waist band to the pad on the chamois. Great price for good quality. They don't get saggy in the crotch and they breathe when you sweat. These are great if you are looking for a house brand that has quality and a good price

Great Fit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

These liners fit great and stay in place even on long rides! This will be my go to liner!

Great, high quality product

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I've used this for bike touring and it has helped keep me comfortable and having fun on the bike. Low profile appearance is great. Padding is good. Attached is a photo for what it looks like (no others available. It can get a little hot if you are wearing certain kinds of underwear underneath, so if you run into that issue you may want to try a few different variations. Overall comfortable, will likely buy another pair.

Great, high quality product

You should NOT be wearing underwear underneath the liner. That is the whole point of any short/liner with a chamois. It's not just for padding, the chamois eliminates the friction/rubbing irritation from regular stitching. I know it might seem like a weird concept at first but try it, I think you'll find you're better off.

You should NOT be wearing underwear underneath the liner.  That is the whole point of any short/liner with a chamois.  It's not just for padding, the chamois eliminates the friction/rubbing irritation from regular stitching.  I know it might seem like a weird concept at first but try it, I think you'll find you're better off.

Great for the price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

I've used these about 4 times on 10+ mile rides on east cost mountain bike single track. They always perform well. The elastic around the quads keeps everything in place. I bought these when they were on sale so the padding and material matched my expectations.

I really couldn't ask for anything more. They cushion what they should and they breathe, keeping everything comfortable. Easy to wash, no special care. I don't do extended rides that might benefit from more padding.

I have a muscular athletic shape. I bought a medium but would likely go for a large in the future just to give me a little more room in the butt. The waist slips down a little giving any chasers a view I'd rather not share. I wear shorts over them and don't worry about the extra air.

Really impressed!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Really impressed with these. Great quality and so far after about 600 miles or so they’ve held up extremely well. Also the price beat anything I could get from the competition which always helps.

Just What I Was Looking For

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These things are great. Very breathable for long, hot days on the bike. The non-slip band on the legs keep these in place, and I haven't had any issues with slipping. The padding is pretty low profile, but definitely buys me another hour or two in the saddle before I start needing a break. Just bought a second pair so I don't have to wash my first pair so often... I'm a 34 waist with big thighs - the medium size fit perfectly.

Good support and breathes well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

These have support in all the right places. Real stretchy and supportive in the brief area which keeps the padding in the right spot and the legs have a real breathable fabric so you don’t get too swampy. Breathes well and doesn’t chafe. Non slip elastic on the legs is subtle and works well to prevent riding up and bunching. I’m between sizes, bought mine a size down to be snug so this may be a factor in my satisfaction with the fit.

So comfortable!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

Huge fan of these! For long cross country days, these are well padded to keep you feeling good without ever feeling bulky.

Great fit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I typically don't wear a chamois or pad while mountain biking, but I was starting to get some serious chaffing from daily riding and 20+ mile days. These are a perfect comfortable fit and the padding is not too thick. It doesn't feel like you're wearing a diaper or waddling around when you're walking. I liked them so much I ended up getting 3 pairs for daily use. Fit was 100% perfect (waistband was not too loose or too tight) for size medium. I'm typically wear size 31 pants.

Low value

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

You get what you pay for. For ten dollars more I would go with Pearl Izumi liners. The backcountry waist is very loose. Feels like they are falling off. The padding is marginal but better than going without I guess. Overall they are true to size.

Backcountry

Mountain Bike Apparel
Men's
 SMLXLXXL
Chest

35 - 37.5in

(88.9 - 95.3cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(95.3 - 102.9cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(102.9 - 110.5cm)

43.5 - 46.5in

(110.5 - 118.1cm)

46.5 - 49in

(118.1 - 124.5cm)

Waist

29 - 31.5in

(73.7 - 80cm)

31.5 - 34.5in

(80 - 87.6cm)

34.5 - 37.5in

(87.6 - 95.3cm)

37.5 - 41.5in

(95.3 - 105.4cm)

41.5 - 45in

(105.4 - 114.3cm)

Hip

35 - 37.5in

(88.9 - 95.3cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(95.3 - 102.9cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(102.9 - 110.5cm)

43.5 - 46.5in

(110.5 - 118.1cm)

46.5 - 49in

(118.1 - 124.5cm)

Inseam

Shorts 13in (33cm)

Pants 29in (74cm)

Women's
 XSSMLXL
Chest

31 - 32in

(78.7 - 81.3cm)

32 - 34in

(81.3 - 86.4cm)

34 - 36in

(86.4 - 91.4cm)

36 - 38in

(91.4 - 96.5cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.6cm)

Waist

23 - 25in

(58.4 - 63.5cm)

25 - 27in

(63.5 - 68.6cm)

27 - 29.5in

(68.6 - 74.9cm)

29.5 - 32in

(74.9 - 81.3cm)

32 - 34.5in

(81.3 - 87.6cm)

Hip

33 - 35in

(83.8 - 88.9cm)

35 - 37in

(88.9 - 94cm)

37 - 39in

(94 - 99.1cm)

39.5 - 42in

(100.3 - 106.7cm)

42 - 45in

(106.7 - 114.3cm)

Inseam

9in

(22.9cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.