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Men's Farside Short

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Go get lost. At least for a while. The Farside is our surface-adaptable summer short, built for all-road adventures and styled for stops at the watering hole.

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Model is: Height 6’3”, Hip 37”, Thigh 21” and wears a small.


The Farside is a trim fit, 4-way stretch summer short built for bikepacking, gravel and all-road adventures. Made with a soft double-weave face for durability and a looped yarn at the back, the Farside wicks fast and won’t feel clingy, no matter how high the temperature climbs. For trail-side stops and evenings by the campfire, you’ll find easy-in dual side hand pockets, and to the right and slightly to the rear, an extra zippered pocket to stow your smartphone, light snacks, or even a folded map. Whether you need extra space or like to keep the essentials close at hand, the position of the zippered pocket allows for unrestricted pedaling, and a barely-there feeling even over the most demanding trails.

Clean finish laminated hems ensure smooth motion with every stroke, while reinforced crotch seams better resist the rough and tumble of the trail. Reflective details and a zippered fly complete the short.



  • Ever Nylon Stretch 2-4 Way with DWR (85% Nylon, 15% Elastane)


  • 170g


  • Two hand pockets
  • One zippered side pocket
  • Belt loops as well as low profile locking waist adjusters
  • Zippered fly with 7m branded snap closure
  • Reflective details
  • Reinforced crotch seams
  • Clean finish laminated hem


  • X-Small: 10.3” - 26cm
  • Small: 10.5” - 26.7cm
  • Medium: 10.8” - 27.3cm
  • Large: 11” - 27.9cm
  • X-Large: 11.3” - 28.6cm
  • XX-Large 11.5" - 29.2cm

Care Instructions

  • Machine Wash Warm
  • Do Not Bleach
  • Do Not Iron
  • Tumble Dry Low
  • Do Not Dry Clean
Crash Replacement

Crash Replacement

Hit the hills and go full out on the flats without worrying about keeping the rubber side down. To ease your mind and stay focused on the ride, we offer a Crash Replacement Policy.

Trim Fit

Trim Fit

Designed to sit slightly off the body, Trim Fit products provide some room for light layering and feature mechanical (fabric) stretch or elastane, combined with articulated patterns.

  1. The 4-way stretch guarantees that you’ll keep pedaling into the sunset and thinking about more important things than your clothing, like your next water source. Nicely done 7mesh. Farsides are a hit.

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  2. These casual styled, non-chamois Farside shorts from 7mesh offer on and off the bike comfort, with a firm bias towards more relaxed, exploring type riding. They've got excellent cut and fit with superb attention to detail.

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Product Reviews

  1. Scoots

    Perfect for the post ride swim!

    I do really enjoy these shorts, but wish the length worked with both MK3 and Foundation bibs. I also really wish the pocket within a pocket feature was used in all zip pockets. As for XC, gravel, hiking, swimming, and keeping cool, these shorts check the box.
  2. Murman

    Farside Long Short

    Best riding shorts I have ever used. Perfect fit, great material and the rear thigh pocket is genius. I’m 6’2” 185lbs and medium fit perfect.
  3. Per

    Great shorts

    I have used the shorts during a week of bikepacking trip and they worked realy well. Good fitting and comfort and stile.
  4. Kogotin


    Before the farside I would change from my gym shorts to hiking shorts in the morning, and change again to my biking shorts in the afternoon. Now I find myself wearing the same shorts for all activities and even general purpose around town. For reference I normally wear medium or 32” in Arcteryx ...

  5. Cooner

    Not Baggy Shorts

    Nice fit! Not too baggy and not too trim - just right. No extra material flopping around getting caught. Thigh pocket is perfect placement for a phone, I don't notice its there when riding. Great attention to detail, my first piece from 7mesh and won't be the last.
  6. Syd

    Best fitting and looking cycling over short I've ever owned

    I've been looking for a casual cycling over short that looks as good as it works on the bike and after 20+ years and countless other shorts that have not managed to make the grade the Farside short has eclipsed all others and exceeded my expectations. I've already ordered the Farside Long ...

  7. Václav

    My new go to shorts

    Great shorts overall. They are the right length for gravel and xc ridding and are made up from a soft and very nice material. The shorts also have an extra pocket on the right side with a zip for storing some cash or even a phone.
  8. Marcus

    Light comfortable gravel shorts

    Go to pair of shorts for gravel riding and warm weather mountain biking. Tall skinny rider (6'5" with 32" waist) so they fit quite short on me.
  9. Dana

    Light and Comfy

    I purchased these shorts sight unseen. I am not disappointed. They are super light. The fleece waistband is a nice touch. Side zip pocket is in the perfect location for phone or other item(s). I love the stretch of the fabric. One of the nicest pair of cycling shorts I own. I paired these with the ...

  10. Mike

    Perfect for life

    While these are labeled as all road adventure shorts I actually bought them for mountain biking and hanging out. For mountain biking they hit the spot for me, as a more "XC" guy I prefer shorts that fit above the knee and are not too baggie and these tick the boxes. The adjustable strap ...

  11. RJ

    Ambassador Review/Athlete Pick

    Once again, another piece of kit I find myself wearing for social purposes beyond just riding! Love the cut as its a sleeker fit and I'm not a big fan of baggy riding shorts.
  12. Jon

    Great shorts

    Recently purchased a pair of Farside from Backcountry and have ridden them half a dozen times. Great shorts, love the stretchy material! Well cut and responsive when going between standing and sitting when pedaling. With my previous pair of overshorts had to frequently pull them back around to ...

  13. Cory

    Great light weight, fast drying, go anywhere short

    Having just spent the last 11 months overseas in the conservative country of Nepal it was important to have a outlier over my bib shorts. The Farside were my go to from big Himalayan adventures, recovery rides in Kathmandu, and everything else in between. They are light weight, and barely ...

  14. Gerhard

    Fantastic all-round outdoor shorts, perfect fit and very stylish, not just for bike rides

    I like the perfect look and super fit of this shorts for hiking, climbing and in combo with Foundation short for all day mountain bike trips.
  15. Chris in Van City

    Comfort, Durability and Style

    LOVE these shorts. Super comfortable, equally great on the bike and off. And they fit like a dream, I'm not very tall, 5'5" so long baggy shorts don't really work for me. These finish just above the knees, and the trim fit is perfect. I wear bibs under with no problem when ...

  16. T-Daddy

    Fantastic short

    I paired these with the Foundation liner short and together they work seamlessly. An economy of tailored fabric that fit and stretch efficiently. I especially like the orientation of the zippered pocket which perfectly positions my phone out of the way, yet secure and accessible..
  17. Thans

    The most comfortable!

    Bought these shorts recently and have been using them everyday for my commute. Love all the pockets! They are super quick to dry after a wet ride. So comfortable a second pair have been purchased.
  18. Matic

    I like these shorts a lot

    Good choice of material, great design/construction, positioning and closing of pockets, belt. Great shorts for biking and off-bike as well.
  19. Dan

    Farside shorts

    I use the Farside short for my cycling commute to work. The fit is sleek & comfortable & works well with the MK3 bib short.
  20. Vincent

    Farside Shorts are amazing

    The Farside shorts are the most comfortable and best designed shorts I've worn. I can't wait to see more color options.
  21. Daniel

    Excellent short both on and off the bike.

    I like riding with a pair of thin shorts over my bibs and these are really good. They are lightweight, packs up small and dries really fast. Two big pockets without zipper and one pocket on the leg with zipper gives plenty of room for the things you need to bring. The wait can be adjusted with one ...


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