Love these shorts! They are lighter then the other MTB shorts I've purchased from Shredly, but that is exactly why I like them! They are comfy, stretchy and great for the trails in Winter Park, CO. The fit is perfectly flattering. The zippered pockets are a plus (better then the snaps on my other ones) and I'm a fan of the black. I will definitely be ordering a second pair!
It can be difficult to find MTB shorts that are cut for women with enough room to move AND don't make us look like skater boys. I prefer the most feminine cut including a shorter length for my shorts. These do a great job on both counts.
I like the feature of being able to roll the hem but it isn't a perfect solution. The hem tends not to stay perfectly folded and ends up looking a little messy for my taste. Also, if you use the larger zipper pocket for anything heavy like your phone, it will ruin the shortened hem because the bottom of the pocket is sewn into that seam... the heavy item ends up sagging and visible past the hem.
I give this 4 stars because the shorts are functional, flattering, and more stylish than most women's shorts. If you really want a shorter short, this may not be the right option for you... it is a creative solution but needs a little refinement before I could give it 5 stars.
I bought the multisport short after being wearing the short mountain bike style. I wanted something that I could still wear for any activity and also simply as a casual short. The fit is perfect - they are comfortably loose but still give my body some shape (I'm 5'3" and 125 lbs and have bigger hips and thighs, smaller waist, and I got a size 6). I like the fact you can roll up the hem to make them shorter. The zipper pocket is a great feature as well. I love them.