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Men's Detour Shorts

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Men's Detour Shorts

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Men's Detour Shorts


Planning to put some miles on the bike, and both on and off the pavement this year? These are just the shorts to take you the distance. Whether you’re out for a sufferfest full of gnarly hills and sick descents, or just after a little Sunday ramble with a sandwich stop involved, our new Detour Shorts are built with gravel riding and multi-day road bike touring in mind.

Equipped with perfectly shaped pockets to stow your map or phone, a zip pocket for valuables, and both side leg ventilation and a mesh gusset, these shorts are ultra-breathable and game for whatever you’re dreaming up. With the day’s hard work done, you won’t miss a beat. Convert the shorts to a loose, casual fit off the bike to get after whatever comes next.


Premium Fabric: 88% Polyester,12% Spandex

  • 11P system converts from form-fitting to relaxed
  • Super soft, lightweight, 4-way stretch fabric. 
  • Comfortable wide elastic waistband with a button and zip fly.
  • Convenient pockets: 2 deep front pockets to keep your map or phone off your back and zipped side pocket to store valuables.  
  • Safety first: reflective logo and back panels to increase visibility on the road.
  • A mesh gusset makes these shorts extra breathable for hot days.
  • The compact design makes for perfect travel or backpacking short.

Comfortable Fit:
The highly comfortable elastic waistband with zip fly and breathable 4-way stretch fabric enable you to dial in the best fit for anything from cycle touring, to gravel grinds, to the post-ride relaxation session. The shorts also have a button snap tab at the hem to dial in the fit optimal for aerodynamics.

Garment Measurements (size medium):
Inseam, 10"

Model Information: 

Josh is 6'2" and wearing a size medium

Waist: 33"

Inseam: 33"

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    Stephen M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great pair of biking shorts!

    The Detour shorts are great on and off the bike whether you are riding pavement or gravel. The material is soft and sturdy and I love the fact you can make them a little looser by unzipping the sides. I would highly recommend them (I just ordered another pair) and ElevenPine’s customer service is outstanding.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Way better than expected

    Was looking for something a little less "lycra-ee" for when I'm on more casual rides. Was a bit skeptical, but decided the Detour shorts might be the answer. These are the best shorts I've ever owned. When paired with either a padded liner or lycra biking shorts, they are every bit as comfortable as just plain lycra shorts. No restricted movement, no discomfort. When they're in non-bike mode I think they look good and they feel good. On top of that I mixed up my order a bit when I placed it and the customer service could not have been more accomodating. Top notch service. For what it's worth, my jeans are a comfortable 32 waist and the medium shorts fit me great.

    Great shorts

    I really like my Detour shorts. I use them both on the road and on gravel. The pockets are fantastic. Super easy to slide my phone in and out of the open top pocket. The only thing that would make the shorts better is if they came in black.

    shannon c.
    Try the Detours

    I just added a pair of Detours to my collection (I already have the Uprisings and the Crank it Ups). Love all three pairs! They have converted me from conventional lycra bike shorts. The Detours have an extra pocket that fits my cell phone. The side pockets don't have a zipper, and the zippered lfy make these shorts perfect off the bike, too. I wear all three pairs off the bike, as much as on. They are by far and away the most comfortable shorts iI own. If I could only have one pair, it would be the Detours. These shorts are game changers on and off the bike.

    Perfect Biking Shorts

    I've searched long and wide for the perfect biking shorts, and I finally bit the bullet and tried these and I could not be any happier. They are light, breathable, and stretchy, and the pockets are perfect for securely holding your phone and any other items you need on your ride. They have been perfect for long rides on both my road bike and my mountain bike, and while I haven't had much of an opportunity to use the convertible feature so far due to the pandemic, during normal times I commute to work (as well as to happy hours) so I'm looking forward to hopefully looking a little less dorky when I'm off the bike. I've only had them a couple of weeks so I can't comment on durability, but they seem to be well constructed so I'm optimistic.

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