I discovered Shredly earlier this year (click here for my previous post) and am continuously impressed by how comfortable, durable and flattering these shorts are. (It’s true, you don’t have to look like a tomboy, or worse, a small guy when riding your bike!) In a market that doesn’t appear to listen to women, Shredly has been a ray of light, and over the past several months, I have been happily sporting my Shredly MTB Knickers when riding my bikes.
The Louise MTB Knicker is a new style, making its appearance in the Spring 2014 line. I adore the sparrow pattern and the dark navy blue color – pair it with their Basic Black Hole jersey and you have one sleek looking kit.
For those new to Shredly, the Knicker cut manages to be loose enough to be comfortable, but is fitted with a taper that flatters the figure. It has a longer inseam than the MTB short, which is a bit short for my tastes. Being 5’9″ with a 30″ inseam, I find the 13″ inseam length of the knicker to be perfect, these hit at the middle of my knee.
I’m guessing I’m a bit taller than a typical Shredly fit model, as the copy on Shredly’s product page lists it as a length just below the knee.
I wear a US size 2 in the Louise, (I am typically a 26 in jeans) and these fit amazingly well. Labeled the quintessential women’s mountain bike short with some added length, the MTB Knicker is perfect for us tall ladies. Also important to note, they fit with all of my knee pads.
The MTB knicker boasts waist adjuster tabs, gusseted crotch, a low profile side pocket and invisible thigh vents among its features. The cut is slim fitting, and is constructed of quick-dry, lightweight and durable fabric. (it’s a blend of polyester with 10% spandex that offers the perfect amount of stretch ) The DH Knicker has two side pockets as well as a cargo pocket. I really like the jeweled buttons, nice attention to detail. The Shredly tag line, “women’s downhill shorts have never been graced with so much style” rings very true.
Even though they do not come with a chamois, click here to read my review on the chamois — these are well worth the $100 price tag.
Get the Look:
- Shredly Louise MTB Knickers – $100.00
- Shredly Black Hole Jersey – $45.00
- Five Ten Freerider VXi – $120.00
- G-Form Knee and Elbow Pads
- Giro Feature Helmet – $75.00
- Troy Lee Designs Youth Gloves – $22.00