Bellwether Switchback ShortsLooking for a more relaxed fit when you're tearing up trails? The Bellwether Switchback Shorts are the answer. These have a durable, stretchy outer shell and a pair of breathable mesh inner shorts that contain the Contour Pro Chamois for comfort on medium distance rides. The undershorts are removable, so you can mix and match the outer and inner shorts depending on activity. Two cargo pockets on the outer shorts zip to keep your energy bars and extra tubes from spilling out.
The construction of the Bellwether shorts are great. I wear a 38-40 in shorts and the XXL fits perfect. I wear the club fit for bibs and jerseys. I buy XL in Canari, Performance brand, and Pearl Izumi. Just go one size up from those you should not be disappointed.
The shorts arrived in good condition and on time. Taking advantage of the previous reviews I orded a size larger than what I wear in the Canari brand and I was spot on. The chamois seems similar to the King pad or a step below in feel.
They look great and the material is really nice. The inner shorts with the seat pad (chamois) can be removed, which is the best part. The inner shorts can be worn under other shorts or pants that don't have a seat pad, and these shorts can be worn without the inners, if you're not riding. They are a small make, like the other comments have said. I'm a 36 waist and the XL just fits, so order a size up and you won't be disappointed!
These are great, medium distance shorts. Cool design with zippered, breathing slits in front. The large fits 33-35 waist. It may be a little tight for anyone 36" waist.
"Small" fits a little small in the waist, but great shorts. Good Price and fast shipping! Thanks!
My first pair of bike shorts were >$70 and I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread (first pair of biking shorts with a chamois). Then I bought these because I got tired of doing laundry every other day. WOW, the pad in these shorts was by far superior to my previous and I now greatly prefer these shorts. There does seem to be a semi-permanent crease in these shorts in the middle of the knee that is about 1" or so 'deep' that is mildly noticable. That's my only complaint, great shorts otherwise
According to the Bellwether site, the L size fits a 34 - 37 waist. I wear a 34 in just about everything, and I barely fit into these. They are very snug, they stretch so I wouldn't go quite as far to say they are uncomfortable. I'm coming out of winter hibernation and planning to drop a little weight so I think I'll keep them. Anyone who's on the fence or likes a baggy fit, definitely consider getting a size larger than recommended. Great shorts aside from the sizing issue.
According to the Bellwether site, the XL size fits 37.5 - 41. I wear a 37-38 in regular shorts/pants, and I could BARELY get the buttons snapped on a pair of XL's. Anyone in the 37"+ waist size should consider getting the XXL...