These shorts are fantastic. I’m a proponent of “fewer nicer things”, and they fit right into that ethos. Prior to purchasing these shorts, I had been wearing another Bay Area handmade cycling short. They lasted a solid 5 years, but the amount of pocket sewing and alterations made me look elsewhere for the next everyday wear. I originally ordered two pairs of these shorts, a size 30 & 32. I ended up exchanging the 32 for the 30 and couldn’t be happier. For reference, I’m 6’ 172 lbs. The inseam is nice a short, the gusset is wonderful, and they hug my quads comfortably. I prefer a tighter short and these have fit the bill. They are comfortable on the bike and appear to dry quickly. They do come with a DWR, though I’ve found it typically rubs off within a week or two — oh well! As long as they dry quickly, I’m happy Nice work, OrNot!
I think Ornot really did something amazing with these shorts. I love how lightweight and comfortably cut they are, while still falling close to the leg. The pockets are the perfect sizes as well. They have a curious blue sheen that may be a result of the synthetic fabric. I would like to see a "darker black” color, but this is a fairly minimal critique... I wear these almost daily, and I am a big fan. Highly recommended.
I've loved everything about these shorts so far. Material is durable enough to handle riding abuse, but definitely doesn't look too technical for wearing around town. I like the slimmer cut for staying out of the way on the bike, and cutting a slimmer silhouette off the bike. Pick up a pair, or one of each color!