Well, as luck would have it the second and third items I received free as part of the Amazon Vine review program are both by Hiauspor, Hiausport Cycling Shorts and Hiauspor Mountain Bike shorts. I’ll post the reviews below in the order I submitted them to Amazon.
Hiauspor Cycling Shorts
Every since I was a kid, growing up in a small town (in a family not awash in money), biking has been important to me. It’s how I got around (e.g. as a teenager, I didn’t borrow the car to visit my friends 9 miles away, I bicycled).
But I have never owned cycling shorts before this week. Why?
Because I could never justify the cost when I looked at them in bicycle shops or online with major bicycle retailers.
Obviously, getting a free pair to review as part of the Amazon Vine program solved that :-), but Hiauspor has shown me that you don’t have to pay through the nose to get highly functional, exceptional quality shorts. I would not have hesitated to spend the $27.99 they are listed at as I write this review. They are worth quite a bit more, and I plan to buy more of these as needed (although I think these shorts are going to last a long while).
Please watch the video for the complete review, but some other key points:
- They are comfortable, although I’m not sure “spandex” and “comfort” 100% go together 🙂
- The build quality is amazing (please see what I say/show about stitching)
- The padding was effective; they especially reduced the riding discomfort in the front
- I think they are also very stylish…be sure not to hold the model against the shorts are you watch the video to see if you agree 🙂
I have no cons to report, but will update this review if anything comes up over time.
Well done Hiauspor!
Review on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/review/R3DZ3U50B4XQ1Q/
Product on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hiauspor-Cycling-Shorts-Padded-Bike/
Hiauspor Mountain Bike Shorts
As an Amazon Vine reviewer, I got my first pair of these shorts free to review.
After testing them out today, I…because of my positive experience and with my wife’s recommendation…bought three more pair.
What’s that tell you? 🙂
Obviously, I love these shorts. They look good on me (my wife’s…albeit prejudiced…opinion :-)), they show great detail to design (my favorite features are the velcro size adjusters on the sides and the generous pockets), and they improve my bicycle riding (e.g. see how I mention they are un-constricting when getting off and on the bicycle).
Speaking of the video, please watch it for the full review.
Hiauspor, you’ve knocked it out of the park with these shorts. You are now my “go to” place for bicycling shorts (actually, shorts in general), and I may just try out your hiking pants too. 🙂
Review on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/review/RCU0LXGRHT34Z/
This morning when I wore these shorts again, I did run into an issue:
So, does this mean I am wrong about the quality?
I don’t think so. If you look at my set of keys (also in the picture, along with Chewie, who thinks I taste great after a ride :-)), not only are they huge, but I have a small multi-tool with a sharp point. My guess is that it punctured the bottom of the pocket, and then it opened up…or the equivalent happened with a key and the weight behind it (pressure = force per surface area).
I will update this review (and the Amazon review) if the additional pairs of shorts I have coming show some actual issue with the build, but I don’t think it has one.
Thanks to my kind wife for her quick sewing work to heal the pocket. 🙂