Bike Shorts Ivy
The Ivy shorts are a classic soft shell trail short, and great for the summer with their lightweight fabric.
I got on really well the the regular fit cut of these shorts. They sit low on the waist, and provide a decent length on the leg, stopping just above the knee cap.
The waist fastening system involves a Velcro strap on each side so you can fit the shorts comfortably.
Rather than a zip and popper combo, the Ivy shorts have two Velcro tabs with a popper button to secure them in place. I couldn’t help but feel this added unnecessary faffing around. Having to align the tabs and the popper correctly is important, otherwise your fly is on the wonk.
After riding in the Ivy shorts for a number of miles, I found them to be really comfortable and very breathable. I love the soft fabric which moved with me throughout the ride.
Ion have tried to incorporate a phone pouch inside the front right pocket, however, it just didn’t fit my phone, and accessing it was rather difficult.It’s a nice idea, but I just didn’t find it useful.
My favourite feature of the shorts is the pockets. There are two zipped pockets at the front which provide ample room for essentials. With a smaller leg pocket on the right, and a Velcro pocket at the back, these shorts are perfect for storing keys, cash, sweets and passes without having them dig into your legs as you ride.
Colours: Green, Blue, Black
Sizes: X.Small – X.Large
Available here for £74