The Gore Countdown II Shorts will quickly prove to be an essential part of your mountain biking wardrobe. You?ll feel like all the right places have been thought through by people who spend a lot of time on their bikes, testing their creations. Mountain bike shorts need to walk that line between versatility and sportiness. With the moisture-wicking nylon outer short, you'll feel comfortable in the loose-fitting material whether you're on the bike or in the coffee shop. Two front and two side pockets with a hook and loop closure as well as a zipper pocket in the back give you tons storage if you're not the type to wear a pack. For those of us who hate to have our stomach restricted, the waistband is elastic in the rear, and won't dig in. Reflective piping and logos at the front and the back will help you stay visible on the way home from the trailhead. With a 12 inch (30cm) inseam, the shorts will give you the sort of coverage that mountain biking requires, but will still give you plenty of freedom of movement. The detachable inner shorts come with the Gore Sport elastic seat insert. It?ll give you enough protection without making you feel like you're wearing a diaper. The seams are shifted to make sure that nothing is in danger of rubbing in high movement areas. The gripper elastic at the hems holds the inner short in place. The Gore Countdown II Shorts come in Black, White/Black, EB/Black and EH/Black. They are available in sizes Small through XX-Large.