For the pure XC racer, the One Industries Vapor XC Shorts will give you the perfect mix between minimalist design and all day comfort. Riding cross country is not like DH or freeriding. You want to feel sleeker, less baggy on the bike. The Vapor XC Shorts are specially cut so that XC racers can get maximum mobility and still have a light, well ventilated pair of shorts. The main body of the shorts are made from high grade polyester that has been designed to be soft and comfortable while still working to wick the sweat away from your body. Mesh paneling has been included to enhance the ventilation of the shorts, so that once you hit a fast downhill portion, you can be sure you will get aired out fast. Durability is key too. Welded pockets have been included so that you can count on keeping your essentials safely with you at all time, but they have been placed on the shorts so that they won't get in your way while pedaling, even when full of keys, wallets, and gel packs. You'll be able to customize your fit with the dual side waist adjusters and snap fly. The Vapor XC are different from the regular Vapor since they come with a slightly shorter nine inch inseam. This will give you greater freedom of movement when you are hammering the back woods fire roads.