performance 9" short (eco-friendly)
our 9” performance shorts are designed for women looking for unique styles and comfort. we've been searching high and low to source the right fabric for our shorts that offers samsara's fit and feel but utilizes tech that is available to create recycled blend fabric. our black and navy are produced using ECONYL®.
our construction technology hides the outside chamois stitch lines for a flattering look. made with the highest quality Italian fabrics, our unique prints are designed in-house exclusively for samsara and made with love in Vancouver.
if you’ve purchased our performance 9" shorts (original) in medium, large or x-large, we recommend sizing down (i.e. if you’ve purchased a large performance 9" short (original), we recommend a medium in the new prints). however, if you are between sizes, we recommend sizing up due to the compressive fabric. if you’re unsure which size will offer you the most comfort, contact us directly via chat or email and we'll be happy to
help you determine which size will work best for you.
I really like the shorts, very comfortable seat. I wish it was a little higher at the waist and mesh side pockets would be perfect.
I am a 66 year old woman . I have been cycling my entire life. I wear 9” shorts because it is what I am used to and also at my age 9” shorts are appropriate. The shorts I received were not 9”. They were 7” shorts, although they were labelled as 9” shorts. The shorts are not comfortable. I am very disappointed with this purchase.
Hi Yvonne: we are so sorry to hear how unhappy you are with your samsara shorts.
We make the black shorts in both 7” and 9” so it is possible we mistakenly sent you the wrong length. Can you kindly send a photo of the leg elastic as the elastic on the 7” shorts is twice as wide as the 9” shorts and we will be able to confirm from the photo or a measurement.
In any case we want you to be 100% satisfied and we will happily give you a full refund if you would like to send them back ( we will also cover postage). To be clear, the measurement for 9” or 7” is taken from the inseam.
Again, sorry to hear you were disappointed. Kindly let us know how you’d like to proceed.
I'm normally a bib short wearer, but I tried these shorts to make bathroom breaks easier on the go. They are super comfortable and true to size, with stretchy seams that I'm not afraid of ripping (which is an issue I've had with other non-bib shorts). I was a little worried that they weren't high enough in the back, but combined with the raglan jersey, they stay put!
- product features
- materials and care
silicone gripper tape at the leg to keep the shorts in place
4-way stretch with medium compression
moisture wicking Italian mesh lining
smooth, wide waistband
UV protection (UPF50+)
soft recycled Italian fabrics (ECONYL®)
bacteriostatic Elastic Interface® Chamois (11mm thick)
body: 78% recycled nylon / 22% elastane
machine wash cold - do not dry clean
made in Canada using Italian materials
lining: 85% recycled polyester / 15% spandex
hang to dry - do not iron
zero-water sublimation print
chamois: 80% polyamide / 20% elastane
do not bleach