My Favorite Women's MTB Shorts For Winter Riding

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My Favorite Women's MTB Shorts For Winter Riding

If you're anything like me you switch up your mountain bike shorts based on the season.

I have bike shorts I prefer to wear in the spring and fall when the conditions are wetter and cooler versus the summer when it's hotter and dryer.

Generally, when the temps drop and mud puddles start forming, I reach for longer, heavier shorts for extra coverage. And darker in color so I don't risk staining my lighter colored shorts.

Here's a list of my four favorite women's mtb shorts for winter riding.

My Favorite Mountain Bike Shorts For Fall And Winter Riding

Joanie Capris

These are quite possibly my all-time favorite mtb shorts. Well, technically they're capris, but they still have a shorts feel to them. I love that they offer an extra long inseam at 16.5". They're stretchy and have a coating that repels dirt and water. Pretty sure I'll stretch out wearing these well into the summer, too.

They come in multiple colors and look good with literally every mtb jersey I've worn them with. But check out the Spire tee or longsleeve version -- also by Club Ride Apparel. And don't forget the shoes!

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Flow MTB Shorts

The Flow mountain bike shorts are awesome for fall, winter and spring riding. For starters, I love the 13" inseam. I never worry about thigh exposure between my knee pads and shorts.

They're a heavier material but still have lots of give to them. The color is awesome and looks fantastic for photo ops in the fall colors or winter snow!

And they have two giant thigh pockets so you can easily lose the extra weight of a backpack or hip pack.

Naveah Camo

While the Naveah Camo shorts by Zoic are more of a mid-weight short, I chose these because they're pretty waterproof and they wash up well.

I've worn them in some gnarly conditions and have never regretted it. Plus, I freaking love camo!

They also have nice big thigh pockets to carry extra stuff if you don't want the extra weight of a hydration pack. Throw your water bottle in a cage and keep your bike tools in the deep thigh pockets.

These shorts come in a few great color options if green camo isn't your thing.

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Gravity MTB Shorts

The Gravity Shorts by DHaRCO are another great option if you like nylon like I do for inclement weather.

I've worn these mountain bike shorts all winter long and they hold up fantastically.

The 12" inseam is perfect for the cool weather and the DWR coating is awesome for wet, muddy or snowy days. I also like that these shorts are made with bluesign® approved fabric.

They come in lots of fun colors and 2XL in black.


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