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Overall rating:

Score 8

Troy Lee Skyline Air shorts


Troy Lee Skyline Air shorts review


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A lot of money for a summer short the Troy Lee Skyline Air shorts look great, well made, those panels definitely make a difference to breathability.

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By Ben Smith

Earlier this year we tested the regular Skyline short where it scored a 9. This, however, is the Skyline Air, a short that shares the same design as the regular Skyline but features much lighter and more breathable front panels for use in hotter weather.

At the moment, as I look out the window at yet another thunderstorm those hot summer days seem a distant memory but they did exist and the Skyline Air shorts became my go-to shorts for those hot rides. The Air 2.0 liner is lightweight and super comfortable, as is the outer short. The fit and finish are first class and feature two zipped hip pockets, Velcro waist adjusters and a rubberised logo on the waistband to stop the short slipping down.

While £100 is a lot of money for a summer only short the Skyline Air looks great, is well made, and those lightweight panels definitely make a difference to breathability without being so sheer that you can see through to the hairy or pallid legs that lie beneath. The only minor criticism, as with the regular Skyline, is that the short could do with an extra inch in length.


Colours:Red, grey, black