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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.


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
  • Inseam length 38cm (15")

Care Instructions

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

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7mesh Glidepath Shorts
  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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Product Reviews

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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!
  3. 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 ...

  4. Comfortable

    Fit well and are very comfortable.
  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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!!
  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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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