Funkier Bicycle clothing is designed to provide good quality and functionality for cyclist at a reasonable price. The Funkier Policoro MTB short is a mountain bike short with an integrated liner at the low price of $57.95. In most mtb shorts, you would typically pay $90+ for a short and liner combo. While price plays into most of our decisions when making a purchase, quality and performance should still be the most important factor.
Funkier Policoro Outer Baggy Short Details
The Funkier Policoro MTB shorts has a nylon baggy short outer with a polyester inside liner. The nylon outer is designed to withstand brush-ups against trees, bushes and rocks and the occasional wipe out. The outer short is durable, but only to a certain extent. Compared to other mountain bike shorts, the outer short is not as durable as other shorts that I have tested. This is where the point of spending $90+ gets you a little better quality, but as I mentioned, Funkier looks to offer reasonable pricing which means they aren’t going to have the same quality as some of the higher-end brands such as Pearl Izumi. For comparison purposes, think of Funkier as a Kia and Pearl Izumi as a Lexus. Funkier serves a purpose for thousands of people wanting to get out on the trails or road without breaking the bank.
The outer short has two side zippered hip pockets , one zippered and one velcro streamlined cargo pocket. All the zippers have nice big pull tabs making it easy to get in and out of your pockets while on your ride.
Inside Liner Details
The inside liner comes with a built in Chamois that is sewn and connected to the outer short. The chamois in the liner has more padding than many other chamois in competing bike shorts. This extra material can feel a little bulky at times, but I never found it to get in the way or be too uncomfortable. To get the liner to fit correctly, you need to hike up your shorts, otherwise you run the risk of not keeping everything contained down below. I personally like having a separate chamois/liner combo because it feels like you need to give yourself a wedgie before you get the shorts to fit correctly. The one nice part of the integrated liner/chamois is that it allows the crotch of the shorts to breath.
To keep the liner from riding up, there are leg grippers that go along the inside of the legs. While the liners on the legs feel good, I found the outer shorts rubbing on my thighs near the near area with that awkward crinkly sound. Think of 80’s ski jackets or old school Starter jackets.
To keep yourself visible in night time conditions, there is a reflective logo on the back waist and bottom of the leg of the shorts. In addition, there are neon green accents throughout the shorts including the zippers, drawstrings and the inside of the bottom part of the pant legs.
I am a size 32 waist and found the size medium to be on the upper limits of fitting my waist. If you are a 33 or 34, I would recommend going up to a size large.
For the price conscious mountain biker who wants to get into the sport of mountain biking, the Funkier Policoro MTB shorts are a great option. They provide all the basic necessities you want in a mountain bike short at a very reasonable price. For more information, visit Funkierbike.com