You know those times when you need to hammer on the bike but will be finishing somewhere other than home and chillin’ for a while? Those are the times ElevenPine’s new convertible baggy shorts were made for. They use a patent pending side zip design to become more form fitting while on the bike, then loosen up when it’s time to relax. Check out the videos and more pics below to see how it works…
Besides looking a little fitter on the bike, the design keeps them from flapping in the wind or snagging on the saddle when you’re trying to get off the back for descents. The women’s Kickitup Skirt trades the side zips for drawcords to cinch the sides while riding.
The ElevenPine team is based in Boulder, CO, and has a few ex-Pearl Izumi folks on board. They had a few early production items on hand at Sea Otter, but if you missed that, they’re available for pre-order now while the first full container makes its way to the U.S. (they say it’s on the water now).
Videos show how it works for the men’s baggy shorts (above) and women’s Kickitup Skirt (below).
Two styles of shorts and one skirt are offered. The Crankitup is the more MTB-ish version with a more casual appearance and stretch woven fabric, pockets, snap closure and belt loops. It retails for $99.99 ($89.99 pre-order deal) or $149.99 with their Liberator padded liner short ($129.99 pre-order). The Uprising uses a simpler elastic waistband but gets zip front pockets and a lighter 4-2ay stretch fabric. Retail is $89.99 or $139.99 with liner ($79.99/$119.99 pre-order), and it’s also available for women. The Kickitup skirt is $59.99 ($53.99 pre-order) or $114.99 with a women’s specific Liberator padded liner ($99.99 pre-order).