When you're the motor.

Much of Fox Racing's trail gear is moto-inspired, and the Flexair Women's Shorts are no exception. They are exceptionally breathable and durable, though, two qualities that we require when—unlike those MX hooligans—we ourselves are the motor. The shorts get their defining qualities from TruMotion fabric, a four-way stretch material that allows unrestricted movement in the saddle while you're muscling the bike through corners and questionable lines.

The material is arranged in multiple panels in order to create Fox's RAP (Rider Attach Position), which provides ample leg coverage but rides high to avoid saddle hang-ups. The ratcheting front closure ensures the RAP fit lives up to its name by letting you dial the waist as needed for the day's ride or loosen it up while slouching at the trailhead with one of those warm IPAs that have been rolling around your backseat for weeks.

  • A mountain bike short for the enduro-minded
  • High-stretch material accommodates body English on hot descents
  • Manages moisture when things get equally hot on the climbs
  • RAP fit provides coverage without catching the saddle nose
  • Waist ratchet dials fit for shredding or slouching
  • Low-profile zippers secure your pocket cargo
  • Ventilated to preserve air flow on roasting summer days
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

A little big

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered the black shorts in size medium, I am 5'4" and 140 lbs with a muscular build, especially in the thighs. They are awesome shorts and I love the design but the waist had to be cranked all the way down and they were a little too big--especially in the butt. I think they are usable but I will be returning them for a small.

True to size

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Across the board I am a large in true baggies. These were bought for some trail days and mostly for downhill park laps, but they are a great fit with a great moto style adjustable waist. I love them for being long and rugged, but still breathable!

Runs large

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

As far as women riding shorts, these do run bigger. Wish I could have ordered a size smaller but only have the larges in stock.

I would say these run true to size. I ordered a Medium, and they fit in the hip/waist perfectly. They do run long -- which as a long legged 5'8" woman, I was very, very happy to finally have a pair of shorts that eliminated that dreaded pad thigh gap.

Ran a wee bit big on me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I never have good luck with online measurement charts. I ordered the large as per the sizing chart and they are about 2 inches too big in the waist even when tightened they are too large. I had similar issues with the Ripley shorts which I also ordered in large. Overall I love these shorts though. They are long in the leg and have plenty of room to move. The fabric feels very durable and the pockets are great. I am returning the large and ordering a medium.

As a reference, I am 5’9” and 157lbs. Long legs medium torso and broad shoulders.

Love these pants

    The most comfortable and durable mountain bike shorts I own. I now have them in every color! I'm 5'6" 125lbs and they fit a little baggy in the rear but when I'm on the bike and I'm in attack position, it fills out nicely. Love that they go over my knees for added protection. I've fallen a few times and the shorts were unscathed. Highly recommend!

    what size did you get? I am 5 4' but same weight as you.

    DH Shorts, well-Ventilated

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

    Moto-style DH shorts, super long knee coverage so you don't get any gap between knee pads. I actually love the ratchet strap waist belt and the material is thick enough to deter sharp branches at speed.

    DH Shorts, well-Ventilated

    Hi I really want to get these shorts but have been debating between small and large. I'm a size 4/6 (28) in jeans and your height and 138lbs (close to you) would you say these run a bit large as stated in the other reviews? Thanks!

    Unanswered Question

    What is the inseam on these?