I know own two pairs of these. They are great for day to day use not just on the bike. Fit and stretch are excellent. Well worth the price tag!
I think I've only ever written two or three product reviews in my entire life. I have worn these shorts for two weeks in a row after buying them in the sage color and then just bought them in the slate color. These are the best shorts I've ever had, especially if you're into the shorter inseam fit. The material has a slight course & durable texture to it. You can tell it won't rip anytime soon. The zippered back pocket is great for small things. I would use it for a passport if traveling, for example. Also, the pockets themselves have this super nice texture to it. It's like a very soft tactile, felt-like material combined with the durability of a rip-stop nylon type material. It's just great. They also stretch just enough. Yes these are very expensive, but if you wear them often I have no doubt it's worth it.
After having purchased shorts from a number of other cycling and non-cycling apparel brands over the years, its safe to say I've tried a few. My past favorites have since been discontinued...enter the Ornot short. Well, its not surprising that these are damn near perfect. I almost hesitate giving these shorts a 5 star review ONLY just because they are so hard to get your hands on a pair. If these get anymore 5 star reviews, I'll never get a pair in Obsidian (Black)! ;) Fit: I'm a solid 30 inch waist in just about every pair of pants/short I own. The 30s are spot on...with a tad extra room, but not so much that I need a belt...perfect. Plus, theres enough give in the fabric that even if I did put on a few extra LBS it wouldn't be a big deal. I find the inseam length to be just about perfect for a short that doubles as a casual summer short and commuting to work short. Finally, the Sage color is super classy looking and goes with just about any color t-shirt...total win. Construction: Top notch. I can tell by the care thats been taken into the materials and construction that these are going to last me a while. I tend find a pair of shorts that I like and then blow through them after about two years from relentless wear and repeated washings. I have a feeling these will last quite a bit longer. The riveted button and zipper are sturdy. Pocket liners are meshy so they breath when on the bike, and the rear right pocket has a zip closure on it (which is a great touch). I also have to say that I'm super stoked to be supporting a company that builds such a quality product right here in my home state of CA. Kudos! These shorts are perfect for on the bike, kicking it around the house on the weekend, summer BBQs, backyard exploring and everything in between. If I had one bit of input to offer up, I'd say it be really cool if one of the front pockets had a zip closure, like the rear, so that it doesn't feel like my phone is going pop out of my pocket while on the bike running errands. Other than that, don't hesitate to buy a pair!!! Now please Ornot....can we get a restock of Obsidian in size 30. :D
Feel great! packaging thank you!