Oh, man, the NZO Dobies. I love those shorts. The fit and look are great, they’re ridiculously comfortable with their thin pad worn “commando” style, and they are basically indestructible. I’ve bought exactly two pairs in my life. I got the first in 2003 and wore them on countless day rides and dozens of trips. Alongside a pair of lycra race bibs, they were the only shorts I had for the 11 months I spent in Asia and were my mainstay for warm weather. By 2010 they were just starting to show some age, so I got a new pair. That second pair has been to Nepal, Southeast Asia, the length of South America and through South Africa. I still reach for them nowadays and I can’t say they look much worn at all. Crazy.
FROM LOGAN, AT BIKEPACKING.COM:
Sifters are NZO’s ‘trail’ shorts.
These shorts are designed to be worn when you’re slaying single track, but would be equally at home in the local taproom.
In fact, they’re pretty much the ideal short for a minimalist month long dirt odyssey.
I am extremely impressed with these and am planning on riding them for many miles on upcoming trips
BEST CYCLING SHORTS!
These shorts are sooo good. Very comfortable for general riding, lots of pockets and very well ventilated for warm weather.I've had these for about a year and the quality is first rate.
THE UNIVERSAL ANYWHERE WEAR
I took two pairs of these on a 3000k bikepacking trip: one pair for riding and the backup pair for, um, not riding. They excelled in both arenas.At home I use them on the trails, and not on the trails.They are my do anything, go anywhere shorts.
I have 7 pair of Dobies.
I wear Dobies at least 5 time a week.
I have Dobies just on 10 years old still on the rotation .
Great shorts for the hot climate I ride in.
Here is an ad we will never run again
We can't believe we ran it the first time.
Back in the day when there were not many mountain biking magazines, and precious few people reading them.
The N-Zo(ne) shop was in Tutanekai Street, in the palatial remains of a large Insurance Company's office we subleased. Three floors above the lawyers and accountants was the office of New Zealand's proto-mountain biking magazine. It was not the first, pretty sure the amazing Kennett Bros did that, but it was the first monthly, and had a good run considering nearly everybody who owned a mountain bike could fit in an Olympic swimming pool, for want of a better comparison.