Review: POC Resistance Strong shorts

New closing system:

These shorts use 2 buttons instead of one button through a hole.

The pockets are smaller than in the trail vent shorts, a small wallet or keys will fit perfectly.

Pros

  • Comfortable
As you can see the Cat s 50 phone hits perfectly inside the pocket.
  • Zip pocket at leg works well as phone pocket

Durable material used in the the seated area.

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  • light weight
  • True to size fit
  • good breathability, the short is made of a thin material in the thigh and front area, and with Super Fabric on the sides. these shorts are a huge improvement in terms of cooling over the trail vent shorts.
  • perfect with knee pads
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  • good adjustment & sizing, the sizing is perfect for me, I am 32 in waist and 26 in the hips, and I use the adjustment straps to the max both on the Poc Trail vent and Resistance shorts.
  • smooth YKK zippers
  • the material with stripes is the stretch material
  • The VPD padding does not compromise comfort.
  • strong threads/stitching
  • This one is half con and half pro, the huge Sony xz premium phone with Love Mei case just fits in snug, but but could be bigger, or maybe or have two sizes one on each side, but the zipper is a weak piont, also having phone in there is wearing holes in the fabric.

    Sony Xz premium with Lovemei case inside phone pocked on Poc Resistance strong shorts_20170710_193244

    Cons:

    • And of course white will look dirty
    • the VPD padding could be wider and longer.
    • only 2 colour choices
    • better zippers are needed, stronger zipper, with strong zipper grip.
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    I had to use a zip tie to fix the broken grip.

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    Poc Resistance Shorts buttons & hip adjustment _0931_DxO
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    eventually the zipper failed on all of the shorts.

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    Conclusion

    Because of the fit, comfort, and protection, I recommend these shorts.

    These shorts are one of the best shorts you can get.

    In my opinion, these 2016 shorts are the best shorts for use.

    Flickr Album: https://wp.me/p60aTF-1h7

    http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/2629/resistance-strong-shorts

    Kan kjøpes her/can be bought here:

    Norge/Norway:

    https://www.fjellsport.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

    https://www.x-life.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

    http://www.outnorth.no/ (utsolgt nå jeg skrev dette/sold out at the time of writing)

    https://no.coolshop.com/produkt/poc-resistance-strong-shorts-cycling-clothes/AF4E6P

    https://no.coolshop.com/produkt/poc-resistance-strong-shorts-cycling-clothes/AK4ZT5

    https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=150827;menu=1000,18,12

    https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=150831;menu=1000,18,12;page=203

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    Review:Sigma BC 8.12 ATS & Sigma BC 5.12 cycling computer

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    Pros:

    • easy to use one button design
    • its small but shows the most important things, if you only want simple computer this is nice
    • easy to see

    Cons:

    • Falls off too easily, if some branches hit it , it will fall off, this is caused by the turn in the mounting system.

    It is not waterproof, The button is not sealed so water comes when you ride in rain or wash your bike.So I let the computer dry out in the window in hot summer, it took about 2 days, and it worked fine after this.I took off the plastic screen cover and reglued it with glue all around to make for a better seal against water.

    • a few days later the screen was dead, it slowly came back but was very faded.
    • spoke mounted magnet’s locking mechanism starts to get undone sometimes, maybe because of stones hitting it.
    • Flimsy button, it moves in all directions.
    • no USB port, must a Sigma Docking stationdc
    • the BC 5.12 computer uses wire, but the problem is the wire can break if you get ti stuck in some branches or something similar, so I go for the wireless, instead.

    Conclusion:

    because it’s not waterproof and falls off too easily, I can’t recommend this product.

    I will probably upgrade to a high-end cycling computer some day.