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    how are the new shorts?

    Anyone try the new shorts? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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    how are the new shorts?

    Curious as well...
    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 30.6 lbs

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    I ordered some Teller shorts - should be here any day - I'll update when I receive them.

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    I've got a pair of the Freeland shorts; they're snug but seem to be very high quality. I recommend going to a larger size if you're on the cusp between two sizes.

    The fabric is very comfortable and so far are perfect riding shorts.
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    Agree run one size small

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    The one thing on don't like about Teller are the lack of pockets for storage.
    So i'll be getting some Freelands

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    Do either of them have a liner or is it more like a pair of board shorts?

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    How's the length - are they uber long? Especially the Freeland.
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    No liner with the Freelands; I like the length. I'd say the length is on par with Fox and North Face trail shorts.
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    From what I can tell...you buy the shorts and liner separate. Depending on what your needs are, you get thin or thick. Backcountry.com only sells the shorts, no liners. Yeti.com sells both as does Jenson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti575inCA View Post
    Agree run one size small
    Concur- my free lands ran small. One size up = great fit. Durable fabric like your favorite soft shell, but thinner. Not that breathable, thank goodness for vent zips. Likin them!

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    I have the Freelands and the Tellers and both are awesome!
    The Freelands might be a bit warm in the middle of the summer in Colorado but both fit great and stay put when descending.
    They are the best baggy shorts I have tried - out of Jett, Zoic, Specialized, Bontrager, have not tried current Fox.
    The liners have good pads and feel great - a bit tight in the quads at first but stretch out once you start pedaling.
    I like that you can get shorts and liners separately.
    Sizing for me runs true 34= large in most other brands as well.

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    I'm a little disappointed that people are finding the Freelands hot. That was going to be the one I ordered but not if they're hot. I'd roast. Probably will try the more minimalist ones then...thanks for all the feedback.

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    Freelands hot? Haven't had that issue yet... Zippered vents if you need them. I think they're great shorts. Very comfortable. Liked the extra pockets over the Teller. Sizing was accurate, but I had to go up a size in the Morley Liner to compensate for my massive tree-trunk quads. I don't think you'll be disappointed with these shorts.

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    Freeland shorts are great. I agree that you might want to go one size up. I have a 36" waist and the XL are just right. The length is great and the material seems to be very durable. They also seem to have just the right number of pockets in all the right places.

    Good stuff.
    That creep can roll, man.

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    Should you size the liners up like the shorts?

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    I have the Freelands, and just got back to Denver after a few days in Moab/Fruita. They held up nicely despite a few (low speed) falls on to rock/sandstone.

    Regarding the fit, consider your build and style preference before you size up. I'm 6'2 with a 32 inch waist and the medium fits me perfectly. They are trim without being tight or restrictive, and I like that a lot more than some of the baggier shorts I've had. I didn't catch the shorts on the saddle once in the four days of riding I have on them. I can't say that about any other shorts I own.

    I also like the minimalist approach to the pockets (two on the side, and two zippered on the front). When I'm on the trail I keep my stuff in a pack. Afterwards, the pockets work fine for the wallet, keys, and phone.

    Based on all this, I may pick up another pair in the other color. They fit too nice and work to well for me to try another pair. I liked the look of these Pearl Izumi's in an ad I saw in Bike (Divide Short - Pearl Izumi) and the fit looks similar, but they're $40 more and include a liner I don't need.

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