The Troy Lee Designs Sprint Pant for men is a breathable, versatile, and lightweight option that works well for a wide range of mountain biking trails and conditions. For those who want a durable, well-constructed, and high-quality pant, this could be a good choice.
The Showers Pass Skyline Pant for men is a comfortable, warm, and waterproof option that keeps you protected and dry during prolonged precipitation in cold weather. Although there are some issues with the fit, if you try-on this pant and it works for your body type, it will last multiple seasons, provide ample mobility during cycling, and remain breathable to regulate your temperature in a variety of conditions.
The Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short Shell for men is a durable, heavy-duty, and comfortable short shell that provides protection and comfort while riding. Despite being too heavy for long days in the saddle, these shorts still remain breathable for warm days while riding. The burly material, comfortable material, and forgiving fit provide a non-restrictive and functional short shell for all levels of riders.
The POC Resistance Enduro Mid Short for men is a durable, fairly-priced, and high-quality short that will last you a long time on the trails. However, there are some issues that are apparent with this short, such as an impeded range of motion, virtually no breathability, and no chamois liner. All of these factors reduce the functionality and comfort of the short. If you are a rider who wants a long-lasting product without the most mobility or ventilation, then these shorts could be up your ally.
The 7mesh Industries Glidepath Short for men is a flexible, abrasion-resistant, and comfortable option that is well-suited for long days on the trail and ample mobility. Despite being fairly expensive and not the lightest option on the market, the free-moving fit, convenient storage pockets, and DWR-coating make this a versatile and durable short.
The Troy Lee Designs Ruckus Short for men is a burly and durable short for bikers who want to get after it during long days on the trails. The higher price may deter some, but for those who want to ride hard and be comfortable, these are a great option.
The Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Short for men is a functional piece that can be used for mountain biking, climbing, and hiking, if you get the sizing right. The durability and adjustability make this a functional short, while the lack of mobility and the heavily-padded liner may make this unsuitable for some body types, and for some aerobic activities.