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Into late fall.
When the weather takes its final turn from crisp and sunny to late fall unpredictability, understanding that you're going to be riding along cold, possibly wet, trails is just part of the game. If the thought of giving up your baggies sends a jolt of dread through your body, relax. Maloja's James Tech Short will protect you from stinging rain drops and an icy breeze, while still leaving your well-shaped gams on display as you pedal. You'll probably want to cover them up with tights, but don't let us tell you what to do.
Maloja keeps the James light and stretchy, barely heavier than your favorite baggies but with far more protection. It trusts Gore-Tex PacLite for the job, and the 2.5-layer fabric blocks wind and rain without losing the kind of stretchy breathability you need on the trails, even when it's cold. A reinforced area where a chamois would be provides some cushion in the saddle, but the short also comes with a relaxed cut that accommodates a separate liner if you prefer. A slim zippered cargo pocket will safely stow any accessories you don't want getting wet, and an adjustable waistband lets you dial in a secure, gap-free fit so you don't waste valuable daylight making adjustments on the trail. Reflective piping helps you stand out to runners and hikers when the light dims on an afternoon ride as well, making sure you don't unintentionally sneak up on anyone in the dark.
- Equip yourself for late fall riding in this capable short
- Relaxed fit easily accommodates a liner of your choice
- Waterproof, windproof fabric blocks out icy rain and wind
- Fabric remains stretchy and light and doesn't restrict movement
- Adjustable waist allows for a customized fit