Review: Liv Activo Baggy women’s shorts

The Activo Baggy from Liv is the shorter of two pairs of baggies in the women’s-specific company’s clothing line. With an 8 inch inseam, they fall a couple of inches above the knee on me, and the leg holes are wide enough to allow ease of movement up the thigh while pedaling.

The Activo is constructed from a super lightweight yet durable fabric on the outside, while the inside of the legs is lined with a material that feels almost like microfleece. Called TransTextura, it works to wick moisture and dries quickly, and it feels soft against the legs.

Four pockets, including one zippered rear, are handy for storing little things or stuffing your hands in while standing around. The waistband closes via two snaps and includes elastic straps that adjust via Velcro as well as belt loops.

Unfortunately, these shorts do not fit my body type well. They are definitely designed for someone with more of an hourglass figure and not my nearly nonexistent hips (for reference my waist is 28 inches and my hips 32). You can check out the size chart online–my hip measurements fell in the extra small range while my waist told me I should be a medium–so if such size discrepancies are the case for you as well, my guess is you may run into the same fit issues. Luckily, everybody is different, and there are some people whom the Activo will fit like a glove.

Aside from the fit issues, these are a nice-and-simple pair of shorts for riding and beyond. Their subdued black or grey shades make them a great do-all option for commuting, running errands, or hitting up the bar while still being comfortable and not screaming “I just rode my bike.”

Sizes: XS, S (tested), M, L, XL
Price: $90

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