The Sugoi Evo-X is a quality short but we found the sizing to be a bit off

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Overall rating:

Score 8

Sugoi Evo-X


Sugoi Evo-X short review

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The Evo-X is a lightweight trail short with an integrated liner. The construction features a four-way stretch, but oddly our large sample felt a little tight across the front. The double-snap front closure also kept popping open when riding — so upsizing could be in order.

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Twin hip pockets have V-shaped openings, so are super-easy to get in to and they’re deep, too. Two Velcro adjusters feature on the waistband, and they’re inset, so you don’t feel the prickly Velcro against your skin, even if you’ve got a little bit of ‘overhang’. There’s good length in the legs, although the lightweight fabric tends to billow slightly when riding.

Sugoi's sizing is less than generous

Sugoi’s sizing is less than generous

The RC Pro liner is one of the best here. It has a lightweight, perforated mesh construction, and the four-panel cut means it fits snug against the body. There’s a welded centre channel for pressure relief, but the silicone leg grippers are a little thick and caused a bit of chafing.

The Evo-X is a quality baggy, but you just might have to take a gamble on the sizing and fold over those leg grippers.

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