It's not yet rainy season but I've had a chance to use them a couple times, so far so good (For biking and backpacking). I appreciate how lightweight they are, and the brightness of the reflectors. I'm a little nervous that they have zippers, I am concerned they will be the fail point with time but so far so good. I will update the review if I can after I've had a chance to use them in the rain more.
From fit to material, these are my favorite riding shorts. The zippered pockets are key. Other Dakine shorts I have donï¿½t have the zippered pockets making it more challenging going when needing to carry keys, phone, etc. I normally wear size Large (33ï¿½ waist and slim overall) but I opted to size down due to my experience with previous Dakine shorts. The medium fits well, doesnï¿½t require tightening or a belt although Iï¿½m at the max in the waist.
Nothing like trying to spray sunscreen on per ride right? Gets all over and is sticky as well as washing off less than an hour after you ride on a hot day. These fit well, wick away sweat and protect you all ride long. I own two pairs and I bought a pair for my wife who does long hikes. I was confused about size which kept me from buying these sooner, Castelli (on their website) actually sizes these by body weight. I run between 160-165 pounds and large fits great. My wife at 115 pounds is a small. I am honestly thinking of buying the leg screens though I don't mind sunscreen on my legs. If you are fair skinned these could save you from a bad burn or worse. Last point the grippers hold tight and and the sleeves should be put on BEFORE you put on a watch or ROAD ID otherwise they are annoying to put on.
Really pleased with this offering from fizik. Even though the brand is known for a narrower fit, I found that these shoes were great for my wide feet. No hot spots or numbness on century-length rides, and the boa system provides a consistent tightness. The cleats do not come in contact with the ground for the most part, and the traction on these soles is excellent. While the boa system is in the side of the shoe, I havenï¿½t experienced any contact with the ground to damage them at all, and Iï¿½ve slid out one or two times since having them. Cannot recommend enough at this great price point!