Review: Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts

When I first tried on Patagonia’s Dirt Roamer bike shorts, they felt a bit snug—but this turned out to be an ideal fit in disguise. They accommodated my padded liner and the stretch in the fabric allowed sufficient flexibility for any ride. They’re lightweight, too, but the real bonus is water-resistance, which helps keep things dry down low—and prevent chafing—on the wettest of rides.

Available online; $99.