Rated 3 out of 5 Good for 50-milers or less
While there are cheaper options out there for entry-level shorts, these are fine if you plan to ride 50 miles or less. Otherwise, padding isn't of sufficient quality. Good rule of thumb is to spend dollars at the same rate you would ride. For example, if you ride 80 to 100 miles, wear $80 to $100 shorts. These are $50, so don't ask them to perform at a higher level than 50 miles.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by avocado47 Good Shorts
The shorts fit well and do their job as well as you'd expect, given the price.
I concur with other reviewers that it's best to order your waist circumference (measured at the widest point) rather than your pant size. Otherwise you'll be uncomfortably squeezed!
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beanshopper46 Perfect for Recreational Rider
The Izumi Quest shorts, like many biking shorts, run small. Usually a medium in general sport shorts not so in these biking shorts. Order one size up, at least. Out for a 22 mile ride these were just as comfortable as another pair purchased at a high end bike shop.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by seapirate great fit, comfortable, excellent quality
Staff was very helpful. my first pair lasted 30 years, hopefully this upgrade will last the next 30 years. Feels great, much better padding and support. well suited for a one hour mixed-highway and trail-ride.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8GoldenPuppies Men's Pearl Izumi Quest Shorts
I purchased these shorts for my husband's cycling rides. He says, " they fit well, are very comfortable and are not bulky for riding." He was so impressed that we purchased a second pair. A great price for a great product.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAILYBIKER Best Biking Shorts ever
Have purchased two pair of these and extremely satisfied
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mordac Great in both significant aspects
When it comes to biking shorts, only two things really matter: the padding and the fit. Pearl Izumi always seems to get these two right, and that is especially true with these Quest shorts. I wore them for the first time last week on a 33-mile group ride. While putting them on, I was pleased that the fit was "as advertised". With many cycling clothes, they tend to run very small. XL often means appropriate for a large elf. Once we got into the ride, I didn't think about the shorts until I realized that I wasn't feeling any saddle discomfort--none. The padding is shaped better than any other cycling shorts that I own. Starting this week, I'm saving these shorts for the longest ride of the week.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by arubaviking Bike pants
Excellent pants. Terrific padding and ease of movement.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alabamian Great Shorts
These are great cycling shorts. I am a tall and thin cyclist and I must warn people that these shorts run a bit small. My waist size is 31" to 32" depending on brand, and the mediums barely fit me. Do yourself a favor and order a size up, especially if you are near the top of the size range.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by golfer3012 EXCELLENT FIT & COMFORTABLE
These Izumi Quest Shorts I just ordered turned out to fit perfectly for the size I ordered. I have biked three times since receiving these shorts and found them very comfortable. I plan on ordering another pair.
May 23, 2013