Pinner Shorts review by Grit and GearThe Kaden Apparel Pinner Shorts were reviewed by Grit and Gear on November 3, 2020. Minneapolis-based mountain biker and expert gear reviewer Marie Malinowski put the shorts through the wringer, testing them out in a variety of conditions. Here’s what Marie had to say about the cycling shorts:

  • Design: “The designer is a woman who actually rides singletrack.”
  • Performance: “The Kaden Pinner shorts are made for serious trail riding.”
  • Fabric: “The fabric blend makes for very comfortable riding in hot and humid conditions.”Pinner Shorts review by Grit and Gear
  • Waistband: “Instead of the standard zipper-and-snap system, the Kaden Pinner’s waistband has a yoga-pant design. Just pull them on and secure with the hidden elastic drawcord for a customized fit with zero back gap…Is it comfortable? Very.”
  • Pockets: “The cut and size of the [side] pocket prevents the phone from flopping about on my leg when pedaling.”
  • Fit: “The Kaden Pinner shorts run true to size…They were not baggy, they did not restrict, and they didn’t make me look like I was drowning in a sea of Polyester/Spandex.”
  • Overall: “Nicely done, Kaden.”

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Grit and Gear is an online gear review site, made up of cyclists, hikers, backpackers, trail runners, skiers, kayakers. Based in Minnesota, they love to play in the outdoors and tell compelling stories. Learn more about Grit and Gear here. Photos courtesy of Grit and Gear.

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