7Mesh Glidepath Shorts Reviewed
Pocketses my Precious!
When you are rallying for a ride there are things to take care of. I often leave important things to the last minute, so getting out of the house can be a challenge. I’m usually scrambling; last minute texts, unlocking house and car doors, grabbing a bar (or beer) for nourishment, final adjustments to the bike etc. And having useful pockets makes my shitshow a little less shitty.
Zmesh has done a great job with these stash locations on their Glidepath shorts. The modified slash pockets are nice and deep so nothing falls out and just behind those you’ll find a stealth zipper. These pockets are out of the way and the zipper makes them nice and secure. A nice feature is an elastic sleeve within (both sides) to keep your phone or your keys from bouncing around.
Beyond that the Glidepath is made of a nice light 2-way stretch fabric that weighs almost nothing – and yet they don’t feel insubstantial. A few times this past summer I jumped in a lake wearing these shorts – and they dry faster than a potato chip in the desert.
You have two options for preventing plumber butt. There are nylon pulls that lock on each hip bone or you can slide a belt into the loops. The pulls were effective but I felt that the tabs looked a little untidy when they were tightened and with the ends hanging down. A small issue for me – particularly because I prefer a belt.
The best thing about the Glidepath is that they get out of the way so well. They are articulated for pedalling motion and they have never hooked on my saddle.
Thus far nothing from the Squamish startup has disappointed me, and these are another hit to add to the list.
Do you like understated styling or do you require more flash?