Freel | Women's Bike Short
Our flagship short, the Freel has been Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year and is beloved by mountain bikers everywhere, from the Alps to the Bitterroots. Made with shrub-resistant and mud-deflecting nylon, the Freel is an enduro ready short that seamlessly takes you from the red rocks of Moab to the loamy single track of the PNW. With four-way stretch, deep pockets, and our unique collection of playful prints, the Freel is a beautifully designed short that’s still technical as hell. No compromises, it’s our favorite workhorse.
AVAILABLE IN SIZES: 0-18
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Terracotta inspired by the pandemic houseplant craze. While we were all stuck inside, we looked for a little bit of outside to bring us comfort and joy. Our love of house plans has not subsided
Paradise was inspired by all the tropical vacations we were missing. The fauna of our favorite island destinations!
Road Trip There’s nothing quite like a road trip given the state of the world we were really relishing in these hand-drawn adventure vehicles.
Forest Fungi is a whimsical take on the fungi that grows in the thick forests of the northwest, adapted to give an abstract pattern on your new favorite bike short
Porcupette It wouldn’t be a spring release without one of our favorite animal doodles. At the time of design, we were all feeling a little prickly while being housebound for far too many months!
Wild Rye ships via USPS (yep, we’re buying up as many stamps as possible to do our part to save the US Postal Service) - please provide your PO Box address if that is how you get your mail (talking to you mountain town people!)
We offer a 30 day return / exchange policy from ship date. Final sale items are noted in the product description - these items cannot be returned for any reason. Full details here.
- Fabric Weight
- 220 GSM
- 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
I was going back and forth on buying shorts specific for gravel biking and I’m so glad I finally did! Comfortable, functional, and fun! It was a little difficult to size as my waist to hip ratio doesn’t quite match up…I started with a 10 but returned for an 8 as I was a little in between sizes (slightly smaller waist but thighs for those uphills!!) I LOVE these shorts!
The true sense of functional and fashionable! I get compliments every time I wear them too!
Favorite bike short hands down. Love the fabric and always get a compliment on the prints when I wear them. I dozed up to have all the room for the padding and works well for me!
Freel | Women's Bike Short - FINAL SALE
The fit looks good but sometimes has issues while riding. I'm 5'8 and 140-145lbs and wear a size 6. Without a belt they would be sliding down while riding but the legs are a snug fit so I can't size down. Even with a belt I've had the seat of the pant snag on my seat which hasn't happened in other shorts. I have the yellow poppy one which is super fun and had been perfect for dry desert riding. I just moved to the PNW from the SW and the yellow is quickly getting stained by the mud which is a bummer and makes me wish there was a larger selection of darker colors. I was going to get one of the fungi ones but it will turn brown so quickly. Also the poppy designs are rubbing off on the seat and the stitching is coming undone in less than a year.
So overall they are comfy to ride in, have held up in crashes, but the designs and stitching don't seem to be that durable.
Hi Georgia - thank you for your review and feedback. We have updated the waistband so that it won't relax as much over time on this spring's Freel, Freda and Freyah styles and beyond. It's feedback from amazing people like you that helps us continually improve and create better product for women, so thank you!