If you read my review in June, I wanted to let you know that Tim Lane of DirtBaggies sent me a different pair of overshorts in a smaller size. That has made all the difference in my opinion of the product.
My complaints from before have all been remedied by getting the size corrected. Thankfully DirtBaggies offers a “60 day no quibble” guarantee on its product, so if you decide to order a pair (and I encourage you to do so), fret not if they don’t fit perfectly on the first try. Because the bib undershort and baggy overshort are performing such different roles, the cuts vary.
With very few exceptions, I wear medium sized bibs. Initially I ordered 32″ bibs and shell shorts. After getting a pair of 30″ shell shorts, in black (a color I prefer), I was one happy mountain biker. I no longer felt the need for a drawstring and the leg length of the 30″ overshorts is perfect for me.
The shorts haven’t gotten any cheaper since my review, at $250 for both the bib and the shell short. While they are pricey, they’re also made in the U.S., and DirtBaggies may also be the best baggy mountain bike shorts on the market.