Tip: Please keep in mind that SPORTFUL fits smaller than most locally made cycling apparel, please up-size one from what you would be in SA sizing. Please note the size chart is a basic guide and it is suggested to size up if you fall between two sizes.
GRAVEL DOESN'T EXIST. GRAVEL SHORTS DO, THOUGH.
A short specifically designed for use with a gravel bike: a special pad and three mesh pockets to increase the cargo capacity. Whether you want to tackle Dirty Kanza or a gravel experience of many hours (or days), you won't be able to do without it.
The feedback we receive on our top-of-the-line gravel short is, in most cases, quite direct and positive. Those who have tried it have fallen in love with it for a number of reasons that make it our absolute favorite product for gravel races or long-distance adventures. Let’s start with the things you’ll notice immediately: two back pockets and a mesh side pocket on the left leg. We designed them because we know how important it is to have plenty of space on these occasions. Energy bars, bananas, knives, lighters, gloves, arm warmers — in recent years we’ve seen our customers put pretty much everything in those pockets! Next up, the fit: it’s a garment with a rather race-oriented approach. The first time you put it on, it will seem quite compressive due to its structure and the very important upper part that will help you on longer rides. Once you’re on the bike, though, you won’t even notice it this is the strong point of this garment. A race fit offering almost “tourist-level” comfort. The seat pad is our DMS pad, designed specifically for gravel, which combines different density levels with a smaller shape than other pads. We’ve placed and sewn it in a different position than what we use for our road shorts, to perfectly correspond to the position of the body — which is different on a gravel bike — and to the necessary movement on the roughest roads. And for those who also ride at night, there are, of course, reflective details on the sides of the legs, for maximum visibility.
WHO IS IT FOR? For those who like to push their limits on gravel. For those who spend many hours in the saddle or participate in gravel races and are looking for the best ally able to provide comfort, performance, visibility, and additional pocket capacity.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT? Additional mesh pockets, DMS gravel-specific seat pad. The highest-performance short in our gravel line. Tried and tested in the most difficult races and trails in the world.
High-stretch abrasion-resistant fabric
Mesh cargo pocket on left side and 2 pockets on back