If your kids have ever complained: "Mom, please don't pick me up in spandex," then try on the Terry Hi-Rise Holster, which offers comfort, style, and coverage while also being a decent short for short to medium road rides. The added length is a much-welcomed feature for taller riders or those looking for more coverage. The "holster" side pockets keep cell phone, keys, and other necessary odds and ends just a grab away. Mom-jokes aside, any woman looking for a more discrete option will likely appreciate this modest model.
Because of its unique style, loose, more casual fit, and long length, we gave this short Top Pick Award as a commuter comfort short. Although all cycling shorts have a chamois (which limits, somewhat, their versatility), the Terry Hi-Rise Holster dresses "down" the fact that it's a bike short more than, say, the Castelli Free Aero, which screams bike with its half-dozen logos and tight fit. This short recognizes and appreciates the cyclist who also plays multiple roles in life — the working professional, the mother, the yoga enthusiast - the woman, in other words, who rides a bike and does a million other things in her day, too.