Absolutely Favorite MTB Shorts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
These are hands down my favorite baggies. I really wanted to love another very popular women's MTB shorts brand, but just found that the butt and hips were too tight, and the bottoms of the shorts too loose. The Empire shorts are very comfortable, durable enough to withstand crashes and brushing up against trees and bushes, stretchy enough to not notice them while you're pedaling, great pockets, and a waist cinching system that works great. I notice that other said they run large, but I found them to fit quite well. I am 135 lbs, 5'6", usually wear a size 4-6, or size Sm-Md in pants and the size Small in these shorts fits perfectly. I do almost always wear a chammy underneath, so that could make the difference.