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Front Panel Sewing Unravel on 1st wearing
on August 13, 2013
I decided to try biking shorts for a recent trip to Hilton Head, where I knew I would be enjoying the miles of bike trails. The very first time I wore them, on about a 16-mile ride, the front panel sewing (right down the middle of the front) came undone. This left about a 1.5" gap where I was exposing myself. Since I ordered the shorts well in advance of the trip, when I went out to prepare to return the shorts, I got the message that "We are sorry, but you are no longer able to initiate a return for this item. Return Window expired..." So I got one wearing out of them. As far as the comfort and fit, they were both great. I probably would have given them a 4 or 5 star rating. I was very happy with how I felt at the end of the ride - until my wife pointed out the embarrassing hole. This split did not occur because the shorts were too small or too tight. They were neither. I got the XL and I have a 36" waist. They did not feel tight at all, and were easy to get on an off. I guess I am stuck with trying to get someone to sew up the split seam and hope that it holds.