Cognative Guide Trail Shorts
Men's Performance Fit
Say goodbye to baggy and awkward-looking ride shorts. Not only did we dial in every feature for comfort and performance on the trail, but we also dialed in the fit with a performance taper on the leg opening. With 2 large zippered pockets in the perfect location on the side of each leg, not only will your phone be secure you won't even know it's there. We named them the Guide Short to pay homage to the gear that takes you places—the gear that you go back to year after year because it's the best at what it does... And every pair of Guide Trail shorts is backed by our Cognative Ride Life Guarantee™, so you can rest easy knowing we've always got your back.
Specs and Features
- 92% Polyester 8% Spandex with 4-way stretch
- Poly Performance material to aid moisture transfer and breathability
- Inseam gusset for overall movement (No more riding up or snagging on your saddle)
- 2 stash pockets in front
- 2 zippered thigh pockets large enough to fit any phone
- Large YKK zippers for ride time dexterity and durability
- Hook and webbing waist adjustments
- Unbreakable waist button with reinforced nylon webbing
Built for you
We believe in the freedom and positive benefits of cycling. Whether you are a beginner mountain biker, weekend warrior, Enduro racer, or just love riding bikes with friends, we built our MTB gear for you.
The material is awesome and the fit is great. It felt so comfortable for my rides. Thank You Cognative MTB for an awesome shorts.
I love these shorts. Without question, the best mountain bike shorts I've ever tried. Nicely tapered, and the length is perfect. I have a 29" waist and ordered my first pair of Guide shorts in size 30. They are comfortable and fit OK, but the adjustments had to be cinched up most of the way on both sides. My second pair of shorts is a 28. They fit perfectly with the adjustments dead-center. I'm going to order another pair!
These shorts are great! Super comfortable, nice looking and well made. The adjustable waist makes for a great fit. Just enough pockets and great overall fit and finish. Another great product from Cognative MTB!
As soon as I took these out of the package I could tell these shorts had a lot of thought and attention to detail put into them. The material is high quality and the stitching is all really nicely done. I LOVE the pocket placements!!!! The two front traditional pockets work great and the two side zippered pockets work even better. I wanted to wait until I had a decent ride in these to write a review so that I could ride with my phone in the side pocket. I practically forgot that my phone was in that pocket! I stashed my energy chews in my other pocket which meant I never had to take off my pack to take any pictures or to refuel during my ride. That is worth a lot!! These shorts also aren't too baggy or long which is so nice for me! I hate really baggy riding shorts and these are definitely not that. I'm 5'6" and the size 30 falls right above my knee which is just how I like my shorts.
Now, my only complaint with these shorts, which is not the shorts fault, is the waist sizing. I traditionally wear a size 28 in pants and shorts so I ordered the size 28 in these. It specifically says in the sizing details that the size doesn't equate to waist size so I wasn't expecting that but I still thought it would work. When I got the 28's they were adjusted to the max and they were just too tight to work. So the Cognative crew quickly shipped me the next size up, which was the 30's. Unfortunately, I must be right in between the two sizes because even with the waist adjustments moved all the way in on the 30's, they just don't stay up well. If I'm off the bike and have my phone in the pocket, the weight will make them slip down. During my ride, anytime I stopped I had to pull them back up. I didn't really think about the loose waist as I was riding but I did notice anytime I was off the bike. Again, this is no fault to the design of these shorts but I thought it was worth mentioning if there is anyone else out there that may be in between sizes.
Now, will that waist sizing issue keep me from wearing them......hell no!!! I can look past that issue simply because the fit otherwise is great and the pockets ROCK!!
This is yet another great piece of clothing from Cognative that I have been waiting for for a long time!!
These were instantly my favorite pair of bike shorts. Im a big guy 6'2 285 and I wear the size 42 in these. I always have trouble finding bike shorts that fit my waist and legs comfortably. These are perfect, and very adjustable. The attention to detail is on point on these shorts, from the durable fabric, the zippers, and especially the pocket placement. I ride with an Iphone11 in my pocket and the pocket placement on these makes you seriously forget your phone is on your leg. These are hands down now my go to shorts.