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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One zippered side pocket

Belt loops as well as low profile locking waist adjusters

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The model is 5'10 with a 41" hip and is wearing a size medium.

The model is 5'10 with a 41" hip and is wearing a size medium.

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Great bikepacking/gravel/commute/hiking short!

Great fit and cut for non-knee pad riding. Legs just the right length on me for this use (size small, 5'11"/32" inseam). 7Mesh sizing generous as always (I wear a medium top/bottom in most all other brands). Only criticisms are the fabric is a bit rustly and the hand pockets can be a bit of a squeeze with gloves on.
Lewis | May 22, 2023
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Great Short for both MTB and Gravel

I originally thought I ordered size Medium, but got a size Large. I was able to return the original shorts and purchase a new pair, I finally got to ride these shorts this past weekend and they are great. As someone with a 32-inch waist, I might be able to fit in the size Small, but will need to buy another pair to find out. I feel they run a bit bigger than other size M shorts I have from other brands as I had to use the waist adjusters quite a bit, which made them feel baggy and crumpled around my waist. I just need to figure it out. That said, the material is what you would expect from 7Mesh, super light and very comfortable! For everyday trail riding or even gravel, where I don't were kneepads, the shorter length was spot on. I definitely would recommend these to all of my friends and crew I ride with.
Jeff | May 22, 2023
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Good casual shorts. Very light

Good casual shorts. Very light and comfortable, but also too expensive for what they are.
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Ttgrdias | Nov 15, 2022
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For someone with not so

For someone with not so long legs I hate shorts that end up becoming 3/4 length trousers. These are not, they are a really good length made from a really comfortable fabric with enough stretch and not too baggy. They are water repellent, lightweight and dry really quickly. The pockets are secure and well placed and the adjusters on the side of the shorts mean you can get the perfect fit around your waist every time.
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Matt C. | Oct 15, 2022
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I was looking for a

I was looking for a shorter short for Gravel Riding the Farside Short does it. Yes, it's a trim fit and the cuff is above the knee which is what I wanted. Besides the weight, I like the adjustment for the waist as usually I would wear a elastic belt as bid shorts slide down. Changes I would like to see would be to have a wider zipper cover as the material doesn't hide the zipper at all. Another change should be the side pockets as they really aren't deep enough. The zip pocket is not in a good place as it's site right on the hip bone or landing area if you do a hip landing. Overall worth the price for a light weight gravel biking short.
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Neil W. | Oct 11, 2022
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Great articulated design that has

Great articulated design that has no pinch points when in the saddle. Lots of pockets which make them pretty good for off the bike too. The zippered pocket could be a hair wider to accommodate more wallet/keys or phone better but all said a great product and highly recommended. 31 inch waist and the size small fits bang on with no sloppiness or tight waistband. Keep the good stuff rolling 7Mesh!
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Rob | Sep 23, 2022
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I liked the shorts so

I liked the shorts so much I purchased a second pair. Fit is perfect and the design is well thought out for riding. They are my go to shorts on and off the bike now!
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Rob | Jul 28, 2022
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Excellent shorts, fit well, great

Excellent shorts, fit well, great for day to day use or bike packing adventure. Quick drying and nice enough to wear off the bike.
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Bill | Jul 22, 2022
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I have nothing but good

I have nothing but good things to say about these shorts. The size was spot on and feels comfortable on and off the bike. When paired with the foundation shorts, even better. They don’t feel warm as they seem to have good ventilation. Well worth it.
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Elmer | Jul 18, 2022
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Perfect for long days in

Perfect for long days in the saddle between coffee stops!
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Bryce | Jun 13, 2022
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