MPG Cycling Shorts Review
Yes, I am a Cyclist…
I’ve been an adult cyclist since 2012 after realizing that I was 300 pounds of fat and laziness. I would become out of breath bending down to tie my own shoes – no joke! So I got a bicycle and started riding every other weekend, which turned to every weekend and eventually mostly each day of the week of 20, 60 and even 110 miles in one riding segment. Cycling saved my life – it made me lose a lot of weight and even got me into hiking again. I kept riding past the ‘Heron Pond‘ sign on the Tunnel Hill State Trail and eventually got off the trail and rode to the hiking trail where I hiked all over that area after that and then even started a YouTube channel called, well you guessed it, Hiking with Shawn!
Since I don’t have a lot of cycling-related content on this blog yet, I wanted to touch base on that information before I dive into reviewing the MPG Cycling Shorts. I hope you enjoy this review and feel free to share it, comments below and tell me what your favorite cycling short brands are!
My Review of the MPG Cycling Shorts for Men
Before the MPG Cycling Shorts Arrived…
When I first was looking to buy the MPG cycling shorts I selected, I was fooled a little by the photos on REI. When it comes to cycling shorts, I prefer a shorts length rather than an inseam that is right directly above the knee like a lot of cycling shorts are. Now I do usually have an advantage, I’m tall so most cycling shorts are shorter on me. I like them a little shorter for multiple reasons. It is cooler in the summer and they fit more comfortably. When they are right above the knee on me for some reason, they tend to bother me in that particular area above the knee. For the longest time, I just went with it until I bought a pair of tri-shorts and those were much shorter. It felt a whole lot better. Now I don’t like them extremely short – this isn’t the 80s anymore haha and no wants to see that much leg from ole Shawn, LOL. But shorter than average is what I usually go for. When the shorts arrived to me, they were longer than I expected but not so long that it was a problem. Upon looking at one of the shorts on the main MPG cycling shorts website, their ad shows a short that is about the length size that I got. In the end, really, no big deal on the inseam length – they are short enough and long enough at the same time.
The overall material of the MPG cycling shorts seems durable. When I put them on, I didn’t hear any stitch breaking or anything like that like you usually get with cheaper cycling shorts. The material is thick enough not to be transparent when tightly fitted around your body. I liked these shorts particularly of their colors because wearing black all the time is boring. Brighter colors also help for drivers to notice you quicker and in return not run your down on the side of the road!
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Shawn J. Gossman