Think of Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Pro Shorts as the laid-back, seasoned veteran of long-distance mountain bike tours. These shorts are tough and techy enough for the long haul but still look cool and easy-going during the post-ride coffee break.
The Alp-X II Pro Shorts are what Gore Bike Wear calls hybrid shorts: they mix the best of both baggies and spandex. The Alp-X II Pro's outer shorts fit closer to your body than a typical mountain bike short so you won't catch material on your seat during a technically challenging ride, yet they retain a casual look. The outer shorts feature an elastic, adjustable waistband with a hook-and-loop closure for a comfortable fit as well as a side pocket with a hook-and-loop closure to ensure you won't lose important small items. Also, two zippered side ventilation openings can be adjusted as needed.
Alp-X Pro Shorts comes with Gore's Alp-X Man Insert. Gore calls it the 'Tour Wonder' because it's designed specifically for multi-day off-road tours. This seamless pad is made with perforated foam that offers excellent breathing and ventilation for quick drying and easy temperature regulation. The high-profile Alp-X provides the most cushioning and shock absorption of any of Gore's chamois pads. The ergonomic shape and stretch make this pad a perfect choice for long-distance mountain bike rides.
Gore Alp-X Pro Shorts feature a 12-inch (30cm) inseam. These shorts are equipped with reflective piping and other reflective elements. They come in Black and are available in sizes Small through XX-Large.