Mavic's approach to apparel design mimics the attention to detail and quality of the hard goods that put this French cycling manufacturer on the map. This is blatantly apparent with the Stratos Shorts. Top-tier materials, chamois compatibility, and a fit that blends all-mountain looseness with an athletic cut allows you to stay comfortable and focus on the trail.
The Stratos shorts are made from a combination of Mavic's Trail Tech and Trail Tech ST fabrics for the right blend of abrasion resistance and stretch. In fact, the built in stretch compliments the Stratos' semi-baggy cut in order to allow a total freedom of movement. So, by creating a semi-loose fit with the same stretch of an all-mountain baggy, Mavic has ensured that you'll avoid snagging a saddle or having the fabric bunch on you while pedaling.
Also preventing short migration are wide hook-and-loop closures located at each hip. Additionally, this adjustment system allows you to fine tune the fit at the waist. For storage, there are bonded zippers over the pockets on each thigh, and the pockets are just big enough for essentials like keys, phone, and a few gels. And in terms of ventilation, Laser cut Micro Vents at the hips aid in both moisture management and in keeping the ride from getting too hot and sweaty.
And while these are shell shorts, they can be worn solo, or teamed up with Mavic's Stratos liner for added comfort and support in the form a chamois.
The Mavic Stratos Shorts are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Autobahn/black and Black.