Shredly is bringing some flair to the trail with their MTB Shorts. They also happen to be super comfortable. The 4-way stretch fabric allows the shorts to move with you, whether your sitting and spinning, standing and cranking, or hanging off the back for dear life. We missed having a zippered pocket and found the waist adjusters to be a little awkward, but if you like color, patterns, and good coverage you should take a closer look at the Shredly Short.
Shredly MTB Short Review
Cons: Awkward waist adjusters, no zippered pocket
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Our Analysis and Test Results
Tired of boring, plain, solid mountain bike shorts? If you like patterns and color while you ride, then the Shredly Short is calling your name. Oh yeah, and they are darn comfortable, too.
Fit and Comfort
Shredly is a company founded by a woman who rides, and you can tell! The shorts fit really well and are cut to be flattering and fun.
The waist adjusters on the MTB Short consist of buttons and stretchy nylon on the inside of the waistband. They are not super sleek, but they work. If you need to cinch a lot of fabric, it gathers on the sides and the flaps of nylon have nowhere to go, but only one of our testers found this to be a problem.
It's made of lightweight polyester and has a 10 1/2-inch inseam to provide good coverage. While our testers wanted heavier weight fabric for full-on downhill riding, they trusted the MTB Short in the rock gardens and on steep descents.
The short has roomy legs and enough length to work with kneepads, though most riders will have a narrow gap while seated. Shredly also makes a longer short for those with longer legs.
These shorts are equipped with long zippered vents on top of the thighs. For hot days in the saddle, these are awesome for ventilating your legs. They do add some bulk and might look a little funny, but we appreciated the functionality.
With 4-way stretch fabric that moved well as we pedaled and descended on the bike, the MTB Short was one of the most comfortable shorts we tested.
There are 3 pockets on the Shredly's, two hand pockets that are open from the waistband, and one snap pocket on the right outer thigh. We loved the placement of the third pocket but were less enamored of the snap, which is a large faceted jewel-like plastic. In general, we prefer a zipper for easy visual confirmation that our valuables are secure, and for the low profile.
Shredly's stand out on the trail, and you know them when you see them. Notable for their wild, colorful, and fun fabrics, we tested the Graciela, which is fairly subdued compared to the rest of the Shredly lineup. Our testers all gave a thumbs up to the flowery pattern and the relaxed look. We did not like as much the fake jewel snaps, which seemed large, bulky, and a little tacky compared to the classiness of the shorts, overall.
The MTB Short is a great choice for ladies that want to bring some color and fun to their biking kit.
These will serve you well on almost any kind of ride. It is a lightweight and ventilated for hot days, has a long enough inseam to offer decent protection from brush, and is comfortable enough to pedal all day long. If you want something more durable and with the same inseam length for your gravity pursuits, check out the Yeti Norrie.
At $95 the Shredly's are in the middle of the price range of shorts we tested. Overall the fit is good, the shorts ride well and they are well made (in the USA!). We think they are worth the money.
Shredly's patterns can be a little wild style for everyday rides, but they are really comfortable shorts that will suit most of your riding needs. Some details are not as finessed as other shorts we tested, such as the waist adjusters and the snaps, but if you are looking for something fun and functional to wear mountain biking, these are for you.
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