Extra coverage for gravity riders.
From shuttle laps along idyllic alpine passes to lift-serviced flow trails, the Dakine Women's Mode Short excels at gravity-assisted riding thanks to relaxed patterning that's ideal for tossing over your knee pads. Its extended length sits below your knees, offering a bit more coverage from nasty spills on rugged terrain.
Abrasion-resistant fabric stands up to nasty spills and prickly trailside vegetation without ripping or tearing prematurely. The fabric's DWR finish repels morning dew and passing showers from leaving you a sopping-wet mess, also working to prevent stains from flinging dirt and muck. Zippered cargo pockets offer plentiful storage for trail snacks, smartphones, and riding accessories.
- Extended coverage for plunging gravity trails
- Sits below knees for protection from falls
- Articulated patterning fits over knee pads
- Rugged fabrics for lasting durability
- DWR finish repels soaking moisture
- Cargo pockets offer roomy storage
- Elastic loop for resort pass
- Q & A
Finally! A long mtb short for women!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 26
I'm 5'8 with long legs and have never found a pair of mtb shorts that I considered long enough. I don't wear knee pads typically because I do a lot of pedaling, so I want extra coverage from my baggies. These do the trick! They are durable, heavy material that still provide plenty of flex and stretch for riding.
I have these in both Harbor (dark teal) and Buckskin (orangy tan brown) and both look completely different from the pictures here on Backcountry. They have a lot more detail and features, which was an added bonus once I opened the package! I'm normally into super plain clothing, but the colored belt loops and pocket stitching are actually really cool.
I normally wear a size 2 in pants, so I went with the 26 in Dakine's sizing. The butt and thighs are snug enough to fit flatteringly but not so tight I can't ride; however, the waist is a little big on me. These shorts have a waist adjustment so you can pull in that extra slack.
If you are looking for long baggies for shredding up those trails, look no further. The size 26 hit me right in the middle of my knee, so I probably still will invest in some knee pads eventually, but at least these will help with that knee/low thigh sunburn I often get when riding full days.
One last bonus: these shorts are made of a heavy enough material that a chamois / padded short doesn't really show through. Some of my other really thin mtb shorts make it obvious that I am wearing a butt pad underneath, but with these, no one can tell!
I wish they made more colors (black or gray, ahem!) so I could own more pairs of these.
These pants were too baggy for my girlfriend. However, they were very sturdy quality. Ladies looking for a more bulky and baggy bike short, these should be a good option.