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Glidepath Short

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Our flagship, do-it-all mountain biking short, made with a light yet durable water repellent stretch fabric, and our signature all-surface fit.

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Model is: Height 5'10”, Hips 38” Thigh 23.5"and wears a small.


Constructed with Soma 2-Way stretch woven fabric, the Glidepath delivers high levels of durability and trail abrasion resistance in a light, stretchy and regular fit package. Treated with a water-repellant coating to help shrug off moisture, the Soma fabric is nevertheless quick to dry if you do get caught in the rain.

Patterned by our in-house rider-designers with a 38cm (15") inseam, the Glidepath delivers all-mountain levels of mobility and movement thanks to its 4-way stretch crotch and articulated leg shape. Whether you’re over the bars or off the back of the bike, the fabric moves smoothly and won’t get caught on the saddle. If things get extra gnarly, the Glidepath handily accommodates most non-downhill knee pads.

Front hand pockets provide access to smaller items, and at the sides, you’ll find dual, zippered utility pockets. Positioned slightly towards the rear and angled back to front, these pockets are designed to stow your essentials without compromising the pedaling motion. Inside each utility pocket, a handy phone sleeve helps to secure and separate your cargo.

At the waist, use our low profile, built-in waist adjusters to attain the perfect fit, or slide your favourite belt through the loops. A zippered fly trimmed with a snap closure completes the short.



  • Soma 2-Way Stretch Woven


  • 210g


  • Hand Pockets 
  • Two Zippered Side Pockets w/ Phone Sleeves
  • Belt Loops 
  • Zippered Fly with Snap Closure 
  • Low Profile Locking Waist Adjustment 
  • Reflective details


  • X-Small: 14.8” - 37.5cm
  • Small: 15” - 38.1cm
  • Medium: 15.3” - 38.7cm
  • Large: 15.5” - 39.4cm
  • X-Large: 15.8” - 40.0cm
  • XX-Large 16" - 40.6cm

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.

Relaxed Fit

Relaxed Fit

Perfect for layering or a more laidback vibe, Relaxed Fit products combine articulated patterns with an eased shape that works on or off the bike.

  1. This is – as are all 7mesh garments— a phenomenal article of riding apparel.

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  2. 7mesh is killing it in my opinion. Their aesthetic is consistently on point.

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  3. Simple, smart, minimalist design is key on the trail and 7mesh nails it perfectly.

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  4. On the bike, with your knees apart in riding position, the crotch gusset stretches out and the strategic panelling allows for excellent mobility. I should also note that the gusset doesn’t bunch up under your saddle at all.

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  5. The Glidepath’s 15-inch inseam hits right where a bike short should: long enough for knee pads, but not so long that you feel silly without them.

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Product Reviews

  1. Brian

    My New Favorite Baggies

    I was a little skeptical that the recommended size (small) would fit as I wear medium in everything else, but despite feeling a little snug when I first put them on they are definitely the correct size for me. The key point is that they should probably feel slightly snug when you put them on for the ...

  2. DMB

    Great fitting baggy shorts.

    I won a pair of these shorts at a local race and was stoked to get such a high end prize (I have since ordered a 2nd pair). Turns out the were really well made and great... if you like to wear baggy shorts. The material is soft/light weight but durable and have held up very well. The highlights of ...

  3. ShuRider

    Just what I was looking for

    I’ve had these shorts for a season now and they have become my go to shorts. They fit well, are light and the pockets are well placed to hold my phone perfectly.
  4. DannyM

    Light and Versatile

    I ride trail, and these short are perfect – I prefer a little baggy. Very comfortable, and good position around the waist, very light. Ample room in the pockets for a phone and keys.

  5. Daniel

    Best Trail riding short EVER

    Bought it, love it. The fabric is great, the smartphone pocket amazing. No bouncing, perfect stored. Directly ordered it second one. :-)
  6. Guillaume

    Great shorts

    Great shorts for mountain biking and other activities such as paddling. They are lightweight and yet provide wind and water protection. I like the fact that you have lots of pockets for snacks. I highly recommend this product!
  7. Gordon

    Great short, runs large

    This is an extremely well designed and made short. Great color options as well. My only complaint is that it does run slightly large, which I didn't really realize until I was on the bike in the real world testing environment. So unfortunately I can't exchange for a smaller size, but would ...

  8. The Yeti

    Last short you'll ever need

    This short feels incredibly light and have the perfect fit. Pockets are very well placed and storing a big phone, gloves or even a windstopper in the zipped pockets is no issue; also doesn't make the riding uncomfortable at all.

  9. J-Luc


    Excellent short.
  10. Panu

    Light & great fit

    Great fit (followed sizing guide), light, fits perfectly, well designed pockets (fits phone without any inconvenience on pedaling.
  11. Kevin

    Great Fit!

    First off, I'm 5'10" 175lbs with a 30-31" waist and I ordered a small. I was suggested this size with the help of the size chart and the responses from the online chat. I was definitely skeptical as I usually have to size up to a medium so that my quads and booty fi without ...

  12. Lynn

    Love them!

    The fabric is comfortable, breathes and moves well. They fit like a glove (something I rarely can say). They are knee length when standing and some up a few inches above the knee when pedaling. May need to order a second pair in another color!!
  13. Wade

    Glidepath Shorts

    Can’t get enough of these shorts, I keep getting new pairs each year and just rotate thru them. So much pocket space, and they have some give to them, you guys can’t ever stop making these they’re the GOAT!!!!
  14. Phil

    Best mtb shorts I've owned

    Hands down the best riding shorts I've owned! Clear kneepads without issue, are extremely durable yet extremely light / low profile. And tons of pocket room!
  15. K Mag

    Great Fit

    These shorts exceeded my expectation. I bought them thinking they would just end up in my rotation of shorts along with other brands. The fit, breathability and side pocket features have let to these being my favourite shorts. Well done!
  16. Mudrunner

    Well done!

    These shorts were meant for riding, but they are acceptable post-ride pub-wear as well. They are pretty much unnoticeable while riding....meaning that they are very comfortable and light, and they move with you. I really like the zippered pockets for my phone and keys, and the open pockets are handy ...

  17. MLL

    Glidepath Short - pretty good

    I purchased the Glidepath Short this summer because the fabric and the design means it's less likely to catch on the saddle. It is better in that sense than other shorts I've worn. For me, only drawback on these shorts is that the length is probably 1" longer than it needs to be. ...

  18. Keith

    Top of the shorts pile

    These are great; they instantly became my go to shorts for cycling and hiking. The multiple pockets help keep everything safe, secure and in reach. The fabric is soft and comfortable while showing excellent durability even when encountering branches that Lear holes in me but not the shorts. Keep up ...

  19. John

    Remarkably Comfortable

    Despite having a rugged feel to the touch these seem to vanish when you put them on. The fabric has a decent amount of stretch and combined with the perfect cut means that the shorts don't move around when you're in and out of the saddle.

  20. Josh G

    The shorts to grab before all others

    These have quickly become my every-ride shorts. From pedaling to shuttles they perform flawlessly and fit both low-profile and heavy-duty knee pads without issue. The fit and finish are exceptional, as you would expect from 7mesh.

  21. Chris


    The Glidepath is hands down the best riding short I’ve ever worn. The fit and patterning are perfect, the fabric is light but tough, the pocket design is incredibly well thought out.

  22. Scott

    Excellent Quality & Fit

    Very comfortable shorts. Fit and breath well.
  23. Erik

    Great Shorts

    My go to shorts as have two pairs for single track enduro fun. Pockets highly funtional, more pockets than my slab shorts. Add in my Revo shorts and am covered for most of the riding year.
  24. Mark

    Most comfortable shorts I've worn

    The Glidepath shorts are very comfortable and durable as this is my second pair. The pocket design is exceptional with the two compartments in each one. The cinch up straps also work well and ease of adjustment.
  25. Sylvain

    Glidepath shorts, black, small. Nice!!!

    Excellent lightweight, durable shorts. I bought a small as I am a 31 in waist. I almost feel I could get away with XS but couldn’t try them on.

  26. Stu

    Glad I sized up

    These are very light and comfortable MTB shorts. They were a bargain price in the 7mesh sale - I got the stone colour which looks awesome. I had a pair before in size Small as that matched my waist size of 32 inches. However, they always gapped with knee pads, so decided to go up to size Medium. The ...

  27. Owen

    It's all about the design

    They are just shorts and so it should make little difference what brand/style you wear. Like most riders I've had many different bike shorts over the years, some better than others. The Glidepath shorts are by far the most comfortable. The highback waist doesn't get pushed down when ...

  28. Scratch

    Light & long

    I’m excited that my thighs don’t stick out between these and my pads! The length is just right, the material is great for all conditions, and the waist adjusters work way better than Velcro ever could!
  29. Tom

    Best. Shorts. Ever.

    Since I bought these 3 years ago I have lived in them for most rides, only breaking out my other 7mesh shorts if the weather is poor or the trails are super wet. Lightweight, tough, fit is insanely good as always and the pockets are just pure genius, can hold a phone/keys/tool with ease doesn't ...

  30. Scott


    Fit well and are very comfortable.
  31. Andrew

    Really nice

    Really comfortable, dry quickly and don't absorb much water. Nice details on the pocket depth and angles. I like that the waist is adjustable for a perfect fit. I was a little worried that a light pair would end up with a muddy butt stain and unfortunately it has become lightly stained. I tend ...

  32. Sam Schultz

    Athlete Pick

    My go-to shorts for everyday riding. I size down from a medium which I am in some other brands to a small and the fit is great. The combination of zippered and standard pockets assures that I have space for everything I could want to carry and the waist adjustment keeps them right where I want ...

  33. Marc

    Light and breathable

    I've only had a few days in these shorts so far and have been super happy with them. Light and breathable with good deep pockets! The low profile waist adjustments do a great job of keeping the shorts in place.
  34. Chris

    Love these

    Buy em a bit tight. I wear an L and I'm usually an XL. These have really held up well. My regular iPhone fits perfectly in the inner pocket and stays put. Not sure if that was intended or not but it really works great.
  35. Scott

    The best pockets of all shorts

    I really love the zippered slanted pockets in these shorts. They keep items in place without being able to feel how much you have in these, especially since the material is fairly lightweight. I do find the sizing a bit of a challenge, where now I think I would choose a small over a medium, as I ...

  36. Geoff

    My first choice for summer riding

    Excellent shorts. Well designed, comfortable to wear. Quick drying material lets you swim in a mountain lake, and ride away dry 10 minutes later. The quick adjust waist is a nice feature and signature 7Mesh: it's simple and it works. Even with gloves on it's easy to synch in, or loosen off ...

  37. Andrew

    An excellent work short

    These shorts are part of my work uniform as a professional bike guide. I did not really bond with the orange colour when they arrived but after a season of riding in them, I have found that they are a great colour for standing out in the backcountry. These shorts fit well, dry super quickly and are ...

  38. Steve

    Favorite short

    Super cool short with style. I love the side pockets to keep the phone handy for quick access to snap photos. The lightweight material feels nice and resists odor and doesn't get worn out. Love this short!!
  39. Reto

    My favourite mtb shorts

    I got my first pair a few years ago, just about when 7mesh started, in bad ash grey. The shorts are still holding up really well, with some minor signs of wear - as to be expected after years of usage of enduro/all mountain riding in the Swiss Alps. The length and waist are perfect, I am 193cm and ...

  40. Matt

    My go-to short!

    Every aspect of this short has been thought out and designed for the mountain biker. The fit and function is great, right down to the angle of pockets for holding and accessing items while riding. The material is a great balance of weight and durability and dries extremely fast for the post ride ...

  41. Chris

    Simply my favorite pair of shorts

    Hands down my favorite riding shorts. The fit, length, and material are perfect. Light weight and nonrestrictive these shorts have the best design for an side pocket of any shorts out there where you can stash phones, or keys out of the way securely with their side diagonal pocket. I want these ...

  42. Kiwi pedaling

    Amazing fit and function

    One of the best pieces of cycling apparel I've ever owned. Fit is excellent, this short is invisible to wear. Waist adjustment and pocketing are well thought out and work seamlessly on and off the bike. The fabric has been bombproof over two summers of riding, although it could use a little ...

  43. Wasabi

    Superlight and comfortable

    This is very light and comfortable. I used to have zippers for ventilating in my bike shorts, but there's no need of such in the Glidepath short. Very durable, airy and light. After each ride, I run it in the washing machine, and after 18 months it still looks like it's new. Great product. ...


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