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    No more Jett Raptor shorts? need recommendations pls!

    great sllhouette, Rip Stop fabric, front & rear zipper vents, double snaps, dual waistband adjustment straps, awesome pockets, great off-the-bike styling very functional inner liner...i think these bad-boys had it all.
    Sorry they are gone......I see Yeti has some cool looking shorts (for high $ tho)
    Any other recommendations?
    (not generic Troy Lee, or Fox. also not Pearl Izumi, etc)
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    No mas Jett short

    Actually the Troy Lee Ruckus looks like it might be cool

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    No more Jett Raptor shorts? need recommendations pls!

    I had a pair of raptors I liked a lot, but the Velcro on the front pockets always snagged my jerseys. Then I bought some super simple Yeti Teller shorts this summer and never wore them again. So yes, check out the yetis.


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    The Yeti shorts are pretty nice, but like other brands, suffer from shorter inseams in the narrower waist sizes. A shame since the fabric on the Yeti Freelands is Pearl Izumi tier - super lightweight, breathable, nice to the touch, doesn't snag, resistant to stains, and comes out the washing machine looking like new. A skinny guy that isn't a midget just can't find any good shorts that don't leave an ugly gap of pale skin between the shorts and knee pads these days. Troy Lee's nicer shorts are $100+, like the Ace. Not going to buy the heavier DH shorts to get the length I want.

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    Maybe you can find a pair of Royal Matrix out in the wild. I got a pair of the black pinstripe version which I love. It's meant to be a short that goes past the knees, but in my waist size (28-30) it's about a ~14" inseam which is perfect for me, extending to the kneecap.

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    Hey Mr Quint, What size Raptors? If they're 30 wanna sell them?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    A skinny guy that isn't a midget just can't find any good shorts that don't leave an ugly gap of pale skin between the shorts and knee pads these days.
    True dat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sklein View Post
    Hey Mr Quint, What size Raptors? If they're 30 wanna sell them?
    Thanks
    God no. Not since I was 12. Sorry.

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    Yeah, it sucks Jett is gone. I just bought three pairs of Royal shorts and I like them a lot. Nit as much as my Jetts though.

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