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    Default 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    So, those super-nice Swrve are phased out in both the mid-weight and lightweight type



    Of course there's several 3/4 cycling shorts on the market, but none of them seems to thick all the boxes.
    The Swrve ones were, IMO, the best because:
    -the slightly stretch fabric
    -dry very quick
    -very abrasion resistant
    -excellent fit with a nicely high back and proper "plus four" length
    -no seams in the crotch makes for hours in the saddle in comfort
    -only the pockets you want and where you want them
    -neat, pared-down style that looks good on and off the saddle

    The first, second and last point are very important for me, and is what all the other shorts on the market can't deliver.
    Has anyone found a decent alternative?
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    It seems there are not other options
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    My name is Peter Miller.

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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Right, thank you.
    That is an option for a baggy and unflattering pair of trousers. The price makes for a real gamble, but I'll keep an eye on them! Cheers
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
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    ...That is an option for a baggy and unflattering pair of trousers. The price makes for a real gamble...
    That made me laugh, as I do not own a pair of these for the three very reasons above.

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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Are you certain Swrve won’t restock at some point? They’re listed on the site, albeit out of stock. Who knows; they do have a habit of eliminating popular items, such as the lightweight shorts.
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    For the better or worse I think 3/4 shorts have been banned by the fashion police like 10y ago.
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    For the better or worse I think 3/4 shorts have been banned by the fashion police like 10y ago.
    Fashion Police ain't gonna do nothing for exposed knees when it's cold!
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    I got their durable cotton pants. They are great but definitely not for summer! But I am looking forward to wearing them in the fall-winter. We had brisk temperatures about 2 weeks ago (or was it last week?) and they were perfect. Plenty tough too (truth in advertising) even though they are stretchy. I was digging up rocks while wearing them. Only bruises were on me.
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    I have their mid-weight DWR 3/4 which have more than 3 years of use now and only had to mend some worn stitches on the inseam. The lightweight DWR are very similar, the fabrics they use are really good.
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Fashion Police ain't gonna do nothing for exposed knees when it's cold!
    Well yeah, I'm just stating this as the main reason for the lack of current choice.
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Which is odd, I always thought they pair nicely with handlebar moustache?
     

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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Which is odd, I always thought they pair nicely with handlebar moustache?
    My wife introduced me the concept of the 7/8 pant. I was what is next ? 15/16 ? 29/32 ?
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    Default Re: 3/4 shorts: what are the options?

    The British made it easy by calling them "plus fours" :-)
     

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