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Bellwether Switchback shorts review

Posted by Moe Ramirez On March - 18 - 2009

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The product: Bellwether Switchback short
Specs:
Durable and stretchable Exo-Flex outer shell
Adjustable waistband, Belt loops
Gusseted design removes seams under chamois
Removable inner shorts with chamois
Ergonomic non-transparent mesh inner short
Two large cargo pockets with zippered closure
Two front hand pockets

About me:I’m 5’7″ 165lbs. I do all sorts of riding, from singlespeed to Downhill racing.

My two cents:
We received the Bellwether Switchback shorts a little while ago. I can honestly say that I’ve put those shorts to the test. One of the best features of these shorts is the removable liner. I liked the way the chamois performed but I found out that these shorts suit me better for downhill racing. Since I like to race with Settes’ padded shorts, the removal of the liner is a major plus.

I also tested the durability of the shorts, they haven’t disappointed me. I’ve done more than a few soil sampling sessions and the shorts have withstood all the crashes. Another neat feature are the inconspicuous mesh vents on the front of the shorts, they ventilate rather well.

I also like the style of the shorts. I like to wear them on and off the bike, they don’t scream “bike geek” and they sure make you look good on the podium!

The Bellwether Switchback shorts retail for $100.00 placing them on the affordable category and a darn good deal for all the features you get from these shorts. The Moe gives them a score of 8.5 out of 10.

3 Responses to “Bellwether Switchback shorts review”

  1. Joe says:

    I like these shorts. Very comfortable and roomy…as you said wearing padded or protective shorts under is very comfy.

    Also breathable. I always felt comfortable wearing them; never felt binded.

    Good loking as far as casual shorts too.

  2. Sedrik says:

    those shorts look comfy and coool. i want a pair.

  3. Jeffoz says:

    Moe. What size do you wear in the Seitchback? I’m about the same size as you and am trying to decide on a size.

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