Heading out onto your local bike paths with the kids or around town on your commuter frame doesn't always require technical baggies or a full Lycra road kit. The Gore Bike Wear's Element Short was cut for riding, just a bit more relaxed than the technical stuff, with a versatile 13in inseam and a plethora of pockets to use to stash kid approved ride snacks. Gore includes casual details like belt loops, so you can adjust the fit to what works best for you, as well as a traditional button fly closure and an overall style that resembles everyday shorts off the bike. Though it may look casual, the Element will be at home on a bike, and Gore constructed it using a lightweight synthetic fabric designed to pull moisture away from your body in the same way as its more aggressive shorts. The reflective piping throughout the body helps it increase your visibility if you wear it during low light hours while commuting, and the partially elastic waistband promises to sit securely, without pinching, on the days you get to take a break from the fitted cycling kit.