Men's Guide Trail MTB Shorts (Indigo Blue)

Cognative Guide Trail MTB Shorts



Men's Performance Fit

Product Overview


Discover the ultimate men's MTB shorts for top performance and trail comfort - the Guide Trail Shorts from Cognative. We've designed every feature with precision to ensure you get the best fit and performance. So say goodbye to baggy and awkward mountain biking shorts, and experience the difference of our tapered leg opening.

Our cycling shorts also come with two large zippered pockets located conveniently on each leg, ensuring your phone stays safe and secure while you ride. With our bike Shorts, you'll reach new heights on the trails whether you're into enduro, cross-country, or downhill. Our performance shorts are built to withstand any terrain. Shop now to find your perfect fit and ride with confidence.

Specs and Features

  • Durastretch Pro+ 4-way stretch 92% Polyester 8% Spandex fabric
  • 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
Ty Childers (Prescott, AZ)
Great shorts, super comfortable and a great design.

I really like these shorts. The waistband adjustment is great as well since it won’t slip or wear out like Velcro. The cut is also great and does not pull down at your back when sitting on the bike. The leg area is very roomy but has s slightly narrower cuff that keeps them from pulling up.

Mark Leary (Portland, OR)
Can you be in love with shorts?

If we're talking about the Cognative Guide Trail shorts, the answer is unequivocally: YES.

These shorts are the comfiest bike shorts I've ever worn. Period. End of story.

Trim fit. Unlike most trail shorts - you know the ones that can fit twelve people and your gramma and the kitchen sink in just one of the leg holes - that are so baggy, Cognative has designed a trim-fit short that doesn't get hung up on your seat or make you feel like you're swimming in fabric.

Bomb-proof. For their inaugural ride, I took my first pair (yes, I bought another pair a week later) for a 45-mile overnight bikepacking trip in the Oregon high desert. After beating them up pretty good, you would've thought they were fresh off the shelf. Not a mark on them ... even when there were plenty of marks on me.

Smartly designed. Every aspect of these shorts has been thoughtfully considered, from the stretchy, but durable fabric, the inseam that doesn't ride up, the tapered legs, the cool hook-and-webbing waist - all of it.

My only critique would be there needs to be more colors. Otherwise, Cognative knocked these shorts off the trail.

So, would I recommend? Have you read what I just wrote?! Wholly and without reservation. Pick up a pair and you'll see for yourself.

Kolby Lacrone (Morrison, CO)
Best shorts in the market

I have mtb shorts from every brand out there, these guys retired all the others. Every ride out, I grab my Cognative guide trail shorts. Highly recommend.

Dan Conner (Swannanoa, NC)
AWESOME shorts!

I finally got to try these out on the Gateway Trails in Old Fort! By far the best I've ever owned. After a few minutes, they felt like they were not even there! Super warm and durable. Will be purchasing the pants soon! Thanks Cognative for everything you do, especially for us locals! :)

Eric Morrison (Boise, ID)
Best mtb pants I own.

These things are great. Cover pads well, good sizing. Nice that they are adjustable.