Chrome Union Shorts

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Tailored with an updated slim cut, and built with proven urban cycling features like a lightweight, 4-way stretch water repellant fabric, lock down rear pocket, reflective logo,  gusseted crotch and deep front pockets, the Chrome Union Shorts are an ideal about town cycling short, styled for both on and off the bike adventures.

Chrome Union Shorts



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4.8 out of 5

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Product features
  • Reflective
  • Water Resistant
  • Open Road
  • City
In Detail
  • Snap secured rear pocket keep your stuff in place
  • Front coin pocket
  • Mesh lined pockets
  • Full-length gusset for on-the-bike comfort
  • Inspired by NATO military shorts and US Postal summer pants
  • Water resistant, durable 4-way stretch Everest fabric for fit and movement
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  • AndyMcB United Kingdom 30•08•2013
    Age: 37-47 Gender: Male Rides: All types
    AndyMcB United Kingdom 30•08•2013 Age: 37-47
    Gender: Male Rides: All types
    After getting these shorts I am on the lookout for other Chrome clothing - they are probably a wee bit slimmer fitting than i expected but they are just about true to size...the main thing to say is that they are just awesome. the quality, lifetime guarantee and strength of construction is ideal for someone who puts their gear through a lot and doesn't want to have to worry about that aspect (I'm not the best at caring for my stuff!) Andy
    3 out of 3 riders found this review helpful.
  • Spin On These United Kingdom 28•07•2015
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Spin On These United Kingdom 28•07•2015
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    I took advantage of this store's free returns policy to order 2 pairs in consecutive sizes. The sizing information available for Chrome's shorts on the site isn't that useful. Free returns are.

    Construction is rugged and the material choice seems excellent for riding bikes. It stretches and has a nice weight and feel. Overall looks are positive, with a long leg, but oddly for a bike focused pair of shorts, a rather low crotch which needs to be hitched up before trying to get your leg over your high mounted race saddle.

    And that leads me onto what I'm not so impressed by. Detail design wise, I'm left wanting a lot less form and a lot more function.

    First off, I find all of the pockets way too shallow, and the pocket liners rather flimsy for holding firm onto anything with a bit of heft, like a multi tool or large phone for example. The lack of depth means that all your bits & bobs are held too high up towards your waist for comfort when riding. So the pockets are best left empty.

    I'd prefer an offset rear and deeper fronts to keep my pocket cargo out of the way whilst I'm riding my bike.

    My other disappointment with these shorts is they sit too low at the waist in the rear. I already mentioned the low flying crotch, and the same seems to be true of the waist height, especially at the rear.

    If I wanted normal shorts for walking about in, well I have plenty of those already. These certainly make cool, but pretty expensive walking around shorts.

    But what I wanted (and still do) is a really well thought out pair of shorts for riding, that don't leave my lower back and butt exposed every time I get on my bike.

    So all up: cool looking shorts in a bike/rider worthy combination of materials & construction, but the details make me wonder if the designer ever rode a bike.
    1 out of 1 riders found this review helpful.
  • NICHOLAS LOGOTHETIS Australia 05•05•2015
    NICHOLAS LOGOTHETIS Australia 05•05•2015
    Not the cheapest shorts around, though you get what you pay for - quality, style and durability. Highly recommended !!
    1 out of 1 riders found this review helpful.
  • eddyfire United Kingdom 22•07•2014
    Age: 37-47 Gender: Male Rides: All types
    eddyfire United Kingdom 22•07•2014 Age: 37-47
    Gender: Male Rides: All types
    Excellent shorts, very comfy, and just right when you can't bring yourself to go down smuggler route. Highly rated!
    1 out of 1 riders found this review helpful.
  • Luke Mellor United Kingdom 08•03•2016
    Luke Mellor United Kingdom 08•03•2016
    Quality product and a nice slim fitting comfortable short.
    0 out of 0 riders found this review helpful.
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Chrome Union Shorts



  • Fabric has stretch across the short but not at the waistband
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    Product Measurements

    All items are individually measured by Always Riding, and are displayed in centimetres unless stated otherwise.

    Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you already own. For example, if you are looking to buy a jersey, compare to an existing one you have.

    Take all measurements from the outside edge to edge, with the garment lying flat.

    Size Waist Circumference Inseam
    28 74 34
    30 80 34
    32 82 34
    34 90 34
    36 94 34
    38 98 36
    Size Chart
    This is the brand’s general size chart, use this to get an idea of which size is right for you.
      5 N/A 36
      5.5 N/A 37
      6 N/A 38
      6.5 N/A 39
      7 6 40
      7.5 6.5 40.5
      8 7 41
      8.5 7.5 42
      9 8 42.5
      9.5 8.5 43
      10 9 44
      10.5 9.5 44.5
      11 10 45
      11.5 10.5 46
      12 11 47
      13 12 47.5
    Euro 34-36 37-42 42-46 46-50
    chest (inches) 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48
    shoulder width (inches) 17-19 19-21 21-23 23-25
    waist (inches) 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38
    chest (inches) 33.5 35.5 37.5 40.5

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    All orders are packed & shipped from our HQ in the UK on the same day you order, if in stock and ordered before 3pm GMT Monday to Friday.


    We offer both mail and express ship options courtesy of Royal Mail and DHL respectively. Below you will find a rundown of default delivery costs, but to see your personalised shipping cost, please visit the delivery section of checkout when you have added some items to your bag. Please note that orders of bulky items will attract a surcharge.

     Royal Mail*Express*
    UK Free over £30, or £3 for Tracked 48 DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri), £5.00
    N. AMERICA Up to 10 working days, from $8 2 day, from $10
    EUROPE Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €8
    SCANDINAVIA Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €10
    AUSTRALIA / NZ Up to 10 working days, from $10 3 day, from $20
    JAPAN Up to 10 working days, from ¥700 3 day, from ¥1400
    REST OF WORLD Up to 14 working days, from $10 3 day, from £20

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