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There’s no wrong or right answer when it comes to what cycling clothing to wear when riding your gravel bike. Nothing is stopping you from wearing your full road kit or mountain bike gear, although some new developments may make the ride more enjoyable if you opt for clothing designed with gravel riding in mind.
Even within gravel cycling, there’s plenty of sub-genres, from flat-out racing to chilled touring and hardcore bikepacking. All of these create different demands for what we need our kit to do for us. Throw in weather and trail conditions into the mix too, and there’s a real variety of scenarios to dress for.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another pair of baggies that are as comfortable as the Morvélo Overland Selector Shorts, which are made of incredibly stretchy and fast drying material. They’re a slim cut, so more casual than lycra shorts, but definitely not as baggy as some MTB shorts either.
Choose to wear these shorts over bibs for longer gravel rides, or sans chamois for casual wear or short rides. Three zipped pockets make storing valuables easy and secure. Check out our review for the other items in Morvélo’s gravel-friendly Overland collection.