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Chase down the sun.

When you're out for a solo expedition searching for far off ridgelines, make sure you take the Troy Lee Skyline Shorts along for the ride. Crafted from Coolmax polyester with just a touch of lycra, the Skyline shorts are designed to move with you while you chase down the sun for one last mile of singletrack before setting up camp for the night. They come equipped with their own removable liner short with a supportive TMF pad that cushions your sit bones for long miles on the trail, but can be swapped out easily for another liner, if you're on a multi-day excursion. Both the liner and short are built to be breathable, with perforations in the foam of the chamois to pull away sweat while you ride, and keep air moving. The shorts also are equipped with a hook-and-loop adjustment on the waist, so dialing in your fit won't cause hold ups when you're blurry eyed and searching for what pocket you stashed your instant java in while you're getting geared up for day two.

  • Ride into the clouds with TLD's top trail shorts
  • Coolmax polyester wicks away sweat and breathes
  • Lycra gives shorts 4-way stretch for mobility
  • TMF padded liner cushions sit bones and breathes
  • New micro-waffle backing is extra comfortable against skin
  • Stay dry in light showers with DWR treatment
  • Zippered pockets give you a spot to stash essentials
  • Reflective logos help with visibility if your ride takes you to road
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Light Weight & Great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shorts rock. I use them in the hotter months when I know I'm going to be doing a fair amount of climbing. Good option for those xc guys who aren't down with the spandex. These replaced my Patagonia Dirt Crafters. Still prefer the liner from the dirt crafters though. True to size. I'm 5'5 and 155 I went with the medium.

Great Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love the stretch on these shorts. The padding and fit on these are super comfortable during a rough ride. The pockets are great and the adjustable fit on the waistband is amazing. These will be great for a post-Thanksgiving ride.

Awesome shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are by far my new favorite shorts to bike in. They have simple styling, yet still have important features like 2 zip pockets, and an adjustable waistband that actually works! The included liner is breathable and keeps you comfortable on long days spent on the saddle.

2 of 4 zipper useless

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

Loved my first two pairs and bought two more (one of which was skyline air). Unfortunately latest two pairs both suffered from fly-area velcro issues where velcro did not hold at all. Pretty disappointed to discover such a basic issue with $90/$100 shorts.



TLD was very responsive and mentioned hang dry only... which seems kind of odd for 21st century mountain biking apparel. Will need to treat my other two beloved pairs more delicately during laundering.

2 of 4 zipper useless

Hello George! If you have any questions regarding different options in riding shorts, I'm happy to help. I've personally had good luck transitioning from TLD to Fox Racing specifically due to the waist closures. If you'd like I'm happy to reach out to my warranty department for you to see if I can offer any help in that direction if you're still not satisfied with the shorts. You can email me at ZFoley@Backcountry.com!

2nd pair!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The four way stretch on these shorts is so comfy and doesn't hinder you at all when pedaling. The chamois nice with enough padding without being too bulky. I love these shorts so much that I just bought my second pair. The pockets are easy to get into when on the bike and they are easy to maintain, washing drying etc. If you are looking for a great pair of baggy riding shorts you can't go wrong with these.

Loved so much I bought 2 pairs!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my favorite biking shorts! I loved them so much I bought another pair!

So much better

    It was about time for an upgrade. I bought these shorts by recommendation from multiple people and they don’t disappoint! The are comfortable, have all the right pockets, and breathe well.

    Nice Shorts

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36"

    Very nice pair of shorts. The only thing I don't like about the shorts is that the manufacturer used a hard plastic along the waist line for adjustments. These plastic fasteners dig into my side, and I'm thinking of removing them.
    I was going to buy another pair but a little hesitant now..