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King of the mountain.

Blending the lines between dedicated trail and cross-country shorts, the Pearl Izumi Men's Summit Short lets you fly over your favorite stretches of trail without soaking up passing showers. Treated with a water-shedding DWR coating, the Summit is a great choice for variable weather patterns often encountered in alpine environments. Its 4-way stretch ripstop stands up to regular abuse without restricting motion on the trail. And because it features a generous relaxed cut, you'll find there's plenty of room to move when you're dodging trail obstacles and negotiating tight switchbacks.

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Perfect fit let down by the fabric

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the weight of the fabric, and the length is perfect for my tastes (longer/baggier than expected - am 6'4/36 inseam and ordered large). However, they don't seem that durable and as is I'm doubting they'll make it to the summer riding season. The light blue seems to hold stains, even after washing have faint mud splatter stains (something none of my shorts have ever showed with MANY more miles on them), and the fabric is already fraying/fuzzing up in a spot from what I assume to be rubbing on the seat after only 3 rides on them.

Baggin' the bibs

    Coming from the roadie world, I always wore bibs and zipper jerseys for mountain biking. These are my first real "baggies" and I love them. They are not very baggy and that's a plus for me. I wear a Pearl Izumi liner underneath and get all the protection and comfort I need. Fits true to their sizing chart. Buy 4 pairs so you don't have to do laundry every day :)

    Longer Than Expected

    • Size Bought: L

    Typical Pearl Izumi quality and fit, just longer inseam than I thought. (Perhaps I didn't read the 14in inseam part...) Anyway, the length does give some extra knee coverage. Fabric is nice, light enough, and stretchy, with 2 good pockets.

    does it have chamois? liner/


    This short doesn't come with a liner with a chamois

    great shorts

      high quality, fit well, do run slightly long

      Pearl Izumi Summit Short - Men's

      Unanswered Question

      How does the inner waist adjustment work? There is no photos of it.

      Nice shorts

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

      A little longer than I am used to, but I am digging them. The material is super soft and light weight. Very comfortable shorts