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MSR Base Layer Short Skins

The MSR Base Layer Shorts are constructed from a light fabric material that will release 80% of its moisture after 30 minutes of rest. The compression characteristics offer less chance of pulled and sore muscle tissue which reduces body fatigue.

Features:

  • Reactive moisture transport system keeps the body cooler and dryer than cotton
  • Comfortable elastic waist
  • Made with stretch lycra for greater mobility in the fabric for stretch and fabric recovery
  • Compression garment that will hold your muscles in place longer and reduce body fatigue. Less chance for pulled and sore muscle tissue
  • Fabric is spun with wicking and antibacterial treatments
4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4.6 / 5
Style
4.1 / 5
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4.2 / 5
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4.6 / 5
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4.1 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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Does what it advertises
I have been trying to find a solution to Summertime Hot Butt for months. I tried my old bicycle riding shorts with chamois pad, regular cotton briefs, no underwear with nylon summer weight pants, and finally in desperation tried a pair of these. They Worked!!!

I have now ridden up to 8 hours in temps to 90 degrees with them, under nylon summerweight pants. They transport most of the moisture out of the seat area, don't get sticky, and the seams are unnoticeable.

The only drawback is that they make going to the bathroom a bit awkward since they have no fly, but with all the other fussing I have to do with chaps, kidney belt, pants, etc., that isn't a big deal. Going from a maximum of 2 hours to 8 hours with comfort is worth it.

I'm getting two more pairs!
July 19, 2011
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
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1 / 5
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Can't Recommend These...
Not sure what they had in mind when they designed these shorts? NASTY seams on each backside cheek/leg (believe that's the part that sits on the motorcycle seat). Very thin/flimsy material. Sizing runs slightly large. Stay with your Jockeys, cycling shorts (if you like a little padding) or pick up a pair of compression Under Armour shorts at your local sporting goods store. I believe you'll be much happier.
August 26, 2016
Ride:
2014 Ducati Hyperstrada
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great product
These shorts were a great thing to have in the 100 degree temps I rode in for aver 2700 miles. No sticky cotton or seams to bother your butt. I'll be buying more of them.
June 28, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special FLTRXS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Moisture-wicking underwear that works
I've worn these a few times now, one time in 100+ F weather. I have to say that these shorts work pretty well. Do I think these are so much better than X other brand? No, I'm sure under armour, alpinestars, and others all make base-wear that is just as good. These do cost half the price of some of the others though.
Sizing is the same as boxer briefs.

No issues with them so far.
Sorry, no pictures for you.
July 9, 2012
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki KLE650 Versys
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome sorts
Probably the most comfortable piece of underwear I've ever worn. It's awesome that you can rinse these out and they're fresh to wear the next day.
July 29, 2013
Ride:
2006 Suzuki DR-Z400S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Keeps you cool
These "boxer" type shorts do the same as the shirt, keeps you cool. Added benefit? Helps keep "everything" in place.
February 11, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good product for the price
These shorts provide good airflow and don't retain moisture. They seem true to size and the there is no irritation from the seams. The only downsides I see are the lack of a fly and that the slick fabric allows me slide a little more during braking & accelerating.
August 19, 2015
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 650R ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Very nice
Gonna Be nice on long hot days. Fit is good and snug. I'll see how durable they are. Seem good at this point.
October 21, 2012
Ride:
2002 Honda XR100
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
I love this thing!
This is so much more comfortable than the cotton briefs I've been using were terrible. The airflow I get from these make my ride a lot more comfortable. The compression factor really helps out on my sport bike seat and made my ride just that little bit more enjoyable.

I was on the fence originally about buying these but was really glad I did.
July 9, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Works wonders
This product works exactly they way we were hoping it would, draws moisture away from the skin and for you ladies out there there are no seams in the wrong places so it's smooth riding all the way.
August 4, 2014
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Comfort on long rides.
James M N on Aug 30, 2016
other buyers comments
Roadglide2015 on Jun 6, 2016
Comfort on long rides.
James M N on Aug 30, 2016
Thought I would try them out, but didn't care to much for them
Ryan A on Aug 17, 2016
other buyers comments
Roadglide2015 on Jun 6, 2016
We'll be travelling through CA and NV in the middle of July. So for those day we are hoping these will help keep our nether regions a bit cooler and the seams are flush and out of the way. A mens medium is fitting two different ladies sizes UK 12 and 14, W32 and 34
H U on Mar 3, 2016
Good reviews; appears to be best bang for the buck.
Coinneach on May 28, 2015
Good reviews. Good price
Patrick S on Mar 25, 2015
good reviews, fairly priced. Worth a buy to see if this product can fit my needs as I am doing a lot of riding this year.
Vincent V on Mar 18, 2015
I already have the padded MSR shorts and they are great. They keep my butt dry in the heat and prevent chaffing. I recentlly bought padded riding pants and no longer need the padding.
Stephen R on Apr 21, 2014
wanted to try something besides jockys
S. R. T on Mar 26, 2014
Thought I would try them out, but didn't care to much for them
Ryan A on Aug 17, 2016
We'll be travelling through CA and NV in the middle of July. So for those day we are hoping these will help keep our nether regions a bit cooler and the seams are flush and out of the way. A mens medium is fitting two different ladies sizes UK 12 and 14, W32 and 34
H U on Mar 3, 2016
Can I get some sizing information on this short or the related undershirt?
Coinneach on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I will try to assist. Note these items are meant to be a snug fit.

shorts - I normally wear an XL Jockey boxer brief and these fit me similarly snug to almost tight. For perspective, I wear a 40 waist jean with a loose fit as the normal jeans are too restricting.

Top - I ordered a 2XL top and this was tighter than expected on me, I was expecting a snug fit. The collar is also a bit small for my neck. I normally wear a 2xl jockey undershirt and have room to spare.

That said, both of these products performed excellent during a trip down the blue ridge parkway. If I had been wearing normal cotton underclothes, I would have been miserable but these did a great job when hot at wicking away the sweat. I also purchased Answer and Klim underwear that performed quite well also.