Troy Lee for life
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Troy Lee Designs makes the best shorts out there. These aren’t quite as durable as my TLD moto shorts I replaced these with, but what they lack in durability they make up for in breathability. The length on these shorts is perfect to cover knee guards adequately. I find some trail shorts are just too tight and create an awkward fit with knee guards. My only gripes with TLD shorts: 1) Stop making the pockets with mesh liners as they are prone to ripping and creating a black hole into the inner depths of your shorts 2) There is only one pocket on these shorts and it’s awkwardly placed especially if you are carrying a phone. When you are pedaling you can feel the shorts strain with your phone as the pocket does not quite have enough room to accommodate an object of that size. I still have an IPhone SE and if you have a bigger phone forget about carrying it in these shorts.