Bellwether Switchback shorts review

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 forĀ $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 Replies to “Bellwether Switchback shorts review”

  1. 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. 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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