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Pearl iZUMi Men's Quest Cycling Short

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549 customer reviews
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Price: $32.49 - $77.34
Size Chart  |  Fit: As expected (87%)
87% of customers say this fits as expected.
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The material is comfortable to wear for 20-25 miles a day and doesn't cause any irritation on the skin.
I wear these under gym shorts for my 4 mile ride to work and leave them on under my work pants all day.
After this long day, my seat bones were about where they feel after I ride 40 miles on the last set of shorts.
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  • nylon
  • 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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Product Description

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

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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, moisture-wicking, and antimicrobial properties
  • 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)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002KT3XRQ
  • Item model number: 0275
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,549 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Size: 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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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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Size: 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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Size: 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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April 9, 2011 - I'm 5-7", 138 lbs and wear medium. I've been riding the Quest since Nov of 2010. The Quest are good for rides under 50 miles as they lack padding in the sit bone area. Overall the padding is thin but comfortable, breathes well, and doesn't trash my private area. With this in mind, last month I bought and prefer the Izumi Pearl Attacks w/8 panels a lot more, a whole lot more. Come summer I'll know which is preferable to ride with on hot days. I'll post back then.
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It's Sept and I've put close to 1000 miles on the Attacks. These are my favs. The Quest now are used solely when riding on my trainer as they do not provide sit bone shock relief going over bumps. For the $$, the Attacks are a good buy.
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Size: Large Verified Purchase
I'm kind of new to cycling, so I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it definitely reduced the amount of pressure on my.... teint I guess you would call it? I think they run a little on the smaller side, or my quads are just bigger. I'm 6'1 210 lbs, used to be muscular, now I'm kind of "fluffy" and the large were pretty tight around the area just above the knee, where it felt like it may have been cutting off circulation at some point but did not experience any numbness, but they left indentations on my skin. I read some negative reviews about the padding irritating the buttcheeks which had me kind of worried, but I have not experienced that at all yet and I've used them about 4-5 times, and each time I rode 10-40 miles.
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