Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Flylow’s Cash mountain bike shorts, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
Cash mountain bike shorts, by Flylow
Flylow’s Cash is, dare I say, my favorite mountain bike shorts I have ever worn. That’s due in large part to three aspects of its build: stretch, durability and breathability. While Flylow describes the garment as having “a touch of stretch,” I’d beg to differ. I’d be able to twerk to high heaven in these babies if I so chose—give me a few rounds of margaritas and perhaps I will. In all seriousness, no matter if it’s a lung-busting ascent over rocks, roots and stumps or bone-chattering descent complete with drops and berms, the built-in stretch and gusseted fifth panel (extra diamond-shaped piece of fabric in the crotch) of the shorts ensures not a single bit of movement is inhibited.
Flylow also employs its own Intuitive IQ fabric in the build, which is extremely durable and resists snags from tree branches, falls on rocks (although your bones may not) and dust-ups with any other type of shrubbery you encounter. On the inside, the brand utilizes a special diamond-patterned fabric that’s both soft and provides a ton of moisture-wicking, keeping you from a soggy day during sun-filled rides.
To round it out, a zippered side pocket with headphone router allows you to pump tunes and up your Strava times while a UPF 40+ rating helps protect your legs from the sun’s scary UV rays. In my opinion, these shorts are straight Cash, homie.