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Pearl iZUMi Men's Quest Cycling Short

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Price: $32.25 - $50.00
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  • Select transfer fabric sets the benchmark for moisture transfer and four-way performance stretch
  • 6-Panel anatomic design for superior, chafe-free comfort, UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Comfortable silicone leg grippers keep shorts in place, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial properties
  • Tour 3D Chamois is male-specific and non-chafing with padding in key areas
  • 86 percent nylon, 14% spandex, 9-Inch inseam

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A perennial cycling favorite, the highly popular Quest Cycling Short delivers value, fit, durability and a plush, four-way stretch Tour 3D chamois for a comfortable ride. The Quest features a six-panel anatomic design, silicone leg grippers, reflective elements for low-light visibility, and soft Select Transfer fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection and superior moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool and dry. Pressure Relief Technology in the gender-specific chamois reduces pressure points via differentiated levels of padding while effectively wicking moisture off skin. A 6-panel anatomic design offers superior, chafe-free comfort. Features and Specifications: Select Transfer fabric sets the benchmark for moisture transfer and four-way performance stretch 6-panel anatomic design for superior, chafe-free comfort Comfortable silicone leg grippers keep shorts in place Tour 3D Chamois is male-specific and non-chafing with padding in key areas and moisture-wicking Reflective elements for low-light visibility Fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection Specifications: Best Use: Road cycling Type: Men's cycling short Fabric: 86 percent nylon, 14 percent spandex Inseam: 9 inches (size medium)

Product Description

A perennial favorite, our popular Quest Short delivers value, fit, durability and Tour 3D Chamois® comfort.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002KT3XRQ
  • Item model number: 0275
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (846 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Fit and padding are very comfortable.
Donald J. Gosselin
I have no complaints, and I'd highly recommend them to anyone else looking for a bargain pair of cycling shorts.
Phil
These shorts have great padding and are very well made, good fit and true to size.
Robin Bathke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

324 of 345 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Berova on June 2, 2010
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Large Verified Purchase
I have gone through a LOT of bike shorts. From the $20 specials the the $120 "pro models". These bike shorts feel just as good as the $120 models. IF you are considering a cheapie pair of shorts, please don't do it. Cheap shorts are a waste of money. THESE are quality shorts at a great price. A "best bang for your buck".

A few tips on bike shorts in general that not everyone is aware of. ALL lines bike shorts are intended to be worn without underwear! If you don't believe me, get out your google. If you are going to wear underwear, then don't bother with bike shorts. ALSO, you MUST wash your shorts after every use. Give them a quick wash in cold and hang dry.
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181 of 195 people found the following review helpful By E. Wilson on July 5, 2011
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These look and feel top-notch. I'm very happy with my purchase. As for fit, I'm a male with a size 31 waist and with medium-build legs (not jacked and not scrawny), and the medium fits like a glove. I was right between SM and MED, but went with the size up since a lot of biking stuff runs small. The small is 28/30, and medium is 32/34, and although I'm a 31, the MED works great.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By W. Moneyhun on April 13, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I'm 50 years old and have been cycling in earnest for over 25 years (following 25 years of youthful bicycling). I've worn LOTS of shorts over the years (including wool shorts with a leather chamois), and I can say that Pearl Izumi's Quest shorts are the good stuff. I wore mine for the first time yesterday for my regular 26-mile loop. Based on this maiden voyage, I feel that the Quest shorts will be comfortable for long rides (100+ miles) to come. The only unknown quantity is how long they will last. Only time will tell. But the material and the stitching seem excellent; I just hope that the makers used quality enough thread that it won't break down too soon.

I bought these for the very reasonable price of $50, and now I see they are even cheaper at $40, so I'm headed over to buy a few more pairs. At these prices, you can't go wrong.

A word of advice: whatever shorts you use (Quest or otherwise), avoid the washing machine as much as you can. When you return from a ride, simply wash your shorts by hand with mild soap (I use Dr. Bronner's) and plenty of water (paying particular attention to the crotch pad), and rinse them well. Hang to dry. My shorts go in the washer only after several rides. I get very long life out of my shorts in this way.

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Now a few days later. These shorts went on sale AND I got more of a discount for signing up for Amazon's credit card, so I basically got these at half-price. I bought four more pairs. Happy happy. These are good shorts. Will wear them till they drop of fatigue.
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67 of 79 people found the following review helpful By JayB on August 7, 2011
Color Name: BlackSize Name: Medium Verified Purchase
I have a 33 inch waist, and bought the medium size Quest short as another with the same size suggested a perfect fit, and is correct. Great cycling short for a beginner cyclist. Very comfortable once you get used to the short. As for myself, this is the first cycling short I've worn or bought, and good for the $35 dollar value. As for myself, I do not wear anything under the short. I take a quick shower, apply some suave cucumber with aloe moisturizing lotion to my thighs, butt and groin...basically the saddle area where the short covers your skin. The firmness is something to get used to as is personal adjustments. Well worth the comfort, and not chafing. The padding on this short is more toward the butt area and thinner toward the taint and groin area. So as previously stated, if your an avid rider and more crouched in an aerodynamic position, you may find this short a bit uncomfortable and or want to find a differently padded short. Fine for beginners, 20-30 mile ride or 1-2 hrs. The black color is great for hiding the sweat, and I do sweat. Hope this helps. I'm 5'11" 160lbs 33" waist.
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful By FreeSpirit TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 24, 2013
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These bike shorts, though expensive like most specialized clothing, are well worth the price. The material is comfortable to wear for 20-25 miles a day and doesn't cause any irritation on the skin. The hem sits nicely above the knee without the stitching digging into the skin. Very comfortable to wear. I am a 31 waist and the medium fits perfectly.

The padding, while slightly thicker than I had expected, is comfortable and does a good job cushioning the butt for longer rides. The only issue I have noticed sometimes is that when I stand during bike rides and saddle back again, the cushioning gets a little bunched up towards the top. Doesn't cause any discomfort, just feels weird for the first instant. I hope this doesn't become a problem as the fabric wears.

The shorts are meant to be washed and hung dry, do not put these in a dryer - that will cause the fabric to shred very quickly. Remember to wash after every use, even if it's only a 20-25 minute ride. The material sticks to the skin and you want to be sure you are wearing clean shorts in order to avoid any type of bacterial or fungal infection.

If you are unsure whether to buy these shorts or are just looking for padding under your existing shorts, you could consider getting just the inner liner from the same company - Pearl Izumi Men's Liner Short. These liners have the same padding, and can be worn under any shorts, they're basically compression undershorts. I didn't end up buying the liners because they were more expensive than the shorts.

All in all, I am loving these shorts and these work well for my current ride distances. If I start riding longer distances, will update the review on how these hold up.
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