I agree, function over fashion! Having grown up on the shore during the Roach years, I'm glad someone has paid homage to a brand that should never have been tossed aside. Here's to hoping that Sugoi treats Sombrio better! I've always been a fan of some of the functional elements of the early freeride shorts…yes including the butt patch! It seems that for a 100% American made short that it's a good value and having been to the website, they have less expensive alternatives. The article mentions the shorts from a women's point of view (I bring this up because my wife is looking for a new pair) but it doesn't appear that GA has a women's line yet…am I missing something?
Kudos to bringing the bug back!