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Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
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Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts
Pearl Izumi Mens Escape Quest Shorts

Pearl Izumi Men's Escape Quest Shorts

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Comfort Meets Performance

The Men's Escape Quest Short is Pearl Izumi's solid, capable and comfortable entry-level cycling short. Kind on the budget but built for all-day comfort, this padded short won't push the commitment to a set of bibs just yet. As you get the feel for your bike on warm summer evenings, the Quest's moisture-wicking Select Transfer fabric will keep you cool and dry, while its redesigned Escape 1:1 Chamois' rolling topography provides a mix of cushion, support, and relief as you tick off the miles.

Features:

  • Form-fitting cut allows fabric to rapidly wick moisture
  • 88% nylon, 12% Lycra elastane
  • Plush multi-density Tour 3D chamois lends support and cushion
  • Silicone-printed leg grippers secure legs in place
  • BioViz reflective accents help you stand out on dim roads
  • Intended use: road cycling, commuting
  • Weight: 5.5oz (M)

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Chest33½"-35½"35½"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-47½"47½"-52"52"-56"
Waist27½"-29½"29½"-31½"31½"-34½"34½"-37½"37½"-42"42"-47"47"-52"
Hips33½"-35½"34½"-36½"36½"-39½"39½"-42½"42½"-46½"46½"-50½"50½"-53½"

Style Type: Shorts 

Black - Small

Mfg PartNum: 11111703021S 

Black - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 11111703021M 

Black - Large

Mfg PartNum: 11111703021L 

Black - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 11111703021XL 

Black - 2X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 11111703021XXL 

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Reviewed 5/9/2022
by VirginiaBob
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Virginia
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Great shorts, comfortable and durable

I am an older rider. I ride several hours each week, usually 15-20 miles, during which I tend to try to go as hard as I can (at my age). These shorts are truly excellent. I am looking for shorts that are comfortable to wear, that don't chafe, and which allow full freedom of movement. I find these shorts fill the bill in all respects.

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Reviewed 5/13/2022
by TFTubist
Cycling Enthusiast
Ramona, CA
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Very Basic

I bought these to replace my indoor cycling shorts, but quickly found out that they won't be great for that. I usually rinse out the shorts after a session (instead of washing after every use, might be a bit gross to some) but the foam pad really seems to hold onto moisture as even after hang drying for 2 days, I can still squeeze out water from the pad.

Otherwise, runs a bit small, and is just a very basic pair of padded shorts.

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Reviewed 4/23/2022
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Near ATL
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XL is not

I'm 6'1" and weight 215. The XL shorts I purchased wear more like a L at best. Also, this new thin, high compression padding is no where as comfortable as the old fashioned chamois. The construction is more like what I'd expect for women's wear as there is no contours for my xy parts! Overall, these are not what I'd hoped for though I'm too cheap not to use them for a while as I look for a better fit.

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Reviewed 12/29/2021
by Earlyriser09
Cycling Enthusiast
Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
How to ruin what was a premier brand.

I have owned Pearl Izumi shorts across the range all the way up to their Pro offering and have had the entry level Escape Quest in the recent past. This iteration (2021) has hit the lowest lows in terms of construction and quality however. I purchased to use indoors on the trainer and quite frankly they are not fit for that use, I cannot imagine wearing them on a ride outside of any duration. Frankly I am disappointed that Pearl Izumi would even put their logo on shorts of this caliber. The experience has me reconsidering whether I will ever purchase another Pearl Izumi product as they have clearly lost their way putting out product such as this. I know the competition is fierce at the low end but seriously why would a premier brand risk their reputation in order to try and compete there?

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Reviewed 2/17/2022
by OR45938
Cycling Enthusiast
Rural Pacific Northwest
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Chamois is not as comfortable as previous versions

These are decent for shorter training rides. Fit is good, but feels like your carrying a load when you dismount. Should last a few seasons. Buy on sale when you can and you'll get a decent value.

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Reviewed 1/31/2022
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
No pad design

The pad for this short is just a flat tri short type with no pad gender differences unlike the prior configuration. Ok for an hour but I can use previous version of this product on a century ride. I wonder if they will keep making it or just the more upscale models.

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Reviewed 6/13/2021
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Decent shorts but not great

These are the most expensive cycling shorts I have. I have two other cheap pairs from Amazon. These are definitely better than those, but there are still not great (which I guess i should expect considering how pricey bike shorts can get). I just did a metric century in them the other day and they felt pretty good. I wasn't shifting around on the saddle too much. Regardless, I dont think these shorts will be comfortable for any longer than about 60 miles, at least for me.

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Reviewed 1/3/2022
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good fit, rough pad

I like the fit. The legs are long enough, the padding is located in the right place, there weird fancy hems.

CONS: The fabric of the padding is extremely rough and causes chafing and pain to the nether regions. Even after numerous washings, the rough texture persists. Lots of chamois cream required.

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Reviewed 3/18/2021
by FAA
Daily Commuter
Madison, WI
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17 of 18 customers found this review helpful.
Downgraded from previous years

These are horrible shorts. They look nothing like the picture. Perl Izumi has gone way downhill as far as I'm concerned. I bought a few of these 5 years ago. Same item - Escape Quest shorts. The old ones are excellent, so I decided to get a couple more pairs. WOW, have they gotten bad. Cheaply made - worse then the knock-offs that can be had for 1/2 the price. They have a single zig-zag stich around a flat piece of padding - not contoured like the old shorts. Extremely uncomfortable to wear and I look like a fool wearing them as well. Pearl Izumi used to mean quality. Now it just mean how cheaply can we make something and sell it using (what used to be) our good name. No more P.I. for me.

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Reviewed 2/28/2022
by Robert Tschoke
portjefferson NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very comfortable quality made

Very comfortable quality made ! Very comfortable to wear doesn't slip up or move and the padding really protects, highly recommend

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Reviewed 2/3/2021
by FAA
Daily Commuter
Madison, WI
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10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Downgraded from previous years

So disappointed in these shorts. I have several pairs from 2014, which are still going strong, even after thousands of miles. So I decided to get a couple more. The 2014 version has double stitching, no overlapped seams, grippers on the bottom all the way around and a contoured pad. They are great shorts! The new version has single stitching in a zig-zag pattern which just looks dumb and obnoxious, overlapped seams (this will get totally irritating and annoying after just a few miles), a few grippers pieces in the bottom, and a pad that is a single huge piece - extremely uncomfortable. Sadly, the quality of PI has gone WAY down as I've had the same issues with their jerseys. I feel like PI is no longer a brand that I will buy. I've gotten "cheap" no-name brands that have had better quality, which is sad when you are paying a premium for PI. The short literlly look like something you'd pay $10. So disappointed.

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Reviewed 6/4/2021
by Jason
Vancouver
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect pair of Go To shorts

These shorts are no muss/fuss cycling shorts. More than comfortable out of the bag, I haven't used any Butt'r since buying them and have had 0 issues. Great in comfort and form and simple for your time on the trainer.

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Reviewed 7/5/2019
by Anonymous
North Florida
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
I LOVE the chamois!

I've seen a lot of reviews lately on these shorts and how people aren't liking the chamois in the newer pairs. Personally, I LOVE the uncontoured chamois. There are no less or more padded areas which for me gives an extremely comfortable, consistent level of comfort in the whole area (sit bones, perineum, etc). These are more comfortable than my contoured Specialized shorts which are $20 more in price and i can only make it about 20 miles without those bothering me. Give them a go. You may have the same result!

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Reviewed 2/11/2021
by Smithaca
Cycling Enthusiast
beautiful finger lakes NYS
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Typical BTD good value

Understand that cycling shorts and chamois are like saddles - very personal. But for me, I find these shorts to be quite comfortable regardless of ride length or air temperature. Also on my indoor trainer they work well but not 5 star. One hour seated only sessions. Outdoors, 2-2 1/2 hours. But what shorts do get 5 stars on a trainer? Older male rider, 175 lbs.

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Reviewed 1/17/2021
by Mark
Cycling Enthusiast
Cincinnati
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
GREAT CYCLE SHORTS

So guess what? A new pair of cycle shorts can make a huge difference. It's especially true when the manufacturer has improved the product. The Chamois and the construction of the shorts are both improved the the pair I bought several years ago.

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Reviewed 9/25/2020
by GCLobban
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Bulky chamois; Only good for short rides

This is a solid, non-articulating chamois. Bulky feel, no comfort for long rides. At the price they are fine for a daily commute. These are not your best choice for anything over a 10 mile commute. The shell squeaks on my seat as well. These used to be my choice for my weekday workout ride (~20 mile) not any more. Has Pearl abandoned the 'value' segment of recreational rider wear.

I'll not longer trust a short were the chamois isn't shown.

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Reviewed 7/19/2021
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Miami, FL
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other PI's are better made and fit quality is better

I have several other PI shorts and love them. These lack sufficient padding in the rear area. As such, it's easy to chaff during a long ride. Spend the $ and get better quality shorts.

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Reviewed 8/21/2020
by Bruce
Minnesota
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love Izumi Shorts!

The Quest short is a great price for a six panel short of high quality lycra. Excellent chamois, neither too thick or too thin. Perfect length (I'm 5'8). Bookmarked these so I could buy another pair in the future.

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Reviewed 6/22/2020
by Shadow
Cycling Enthusiast
Westchester, NY
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
These bike short fit well except for the inserts which are bulky and uncomfortable.

I am a road cyclist. These shorts are so uncomfortable that I am not using them.

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Reviewed 6/26/2020
by spiderlegs
Cycling Enthusiast
Taos, NM
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Surprisingly good quality and performance

I bought these (2 pair) to replace some aging Pearl Izumi (not sure which model) shorts from many years ago that had now lost the elasticity in the waist. I wasn't expecting much at this price. But they have proved to be comfortable and even hold onto my leg quite well. I'm super lean, so that was somewhat surprising. The butt pad felt kind of weird at first-like I had made an accident in my pants like when I was a kid. But when you're on the bike, these are noticeably more comfortable than previous versions of Pearl Izumi shorts (for me). Truly excellent price as well for something that works this well. Wish they were still made in the USA instead of China. But that's how the world is these days.

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