If you prefer the freedom of movement that a slimmer pair of shorts offers on the trails, we'd recommend taking Gore Bike Wear's Power Trail+ Shorts out on your next ride. Cut with a tailored silhouette and a versatile 12.5in inseam, the Power Trail + Shorts are made with a stretchy synthetic fabric designed to pull moisture away from your skin as you ride.
Gore uses a lightweight material along the main body and reinforces wear-prone areas without weighing down the rest of the shorts by adding abrasion-resistant panels along the inner thighs and saddle contact area. For comfort, Gore includes a removable liner that's complete with a plush Power Trail Men chamois to act as a barrier between you and harsh root-latticed stretches of trail. Reflective piping along the legs helps you stay visible on the days you have to cross onto the roads to get to the trailhead, while roomy side pockets give you ample space to store ride snacks.