Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Handup stretch denim jorts

Posted by Matt | July 3, 2020 | 7 comments so far

Handup stretch black denim shorts
Of the many things the Bike Snob can be credited with – not least the Dachshund of Time – it’s fair to say he is a big proponent of ‘jorts’ rides. Maybe Handup heard him?

Whatever the reason, look at these beauties. Stretchy denim jorts (a portmanteau of shorts and jeans for the uninitiated) that are flexible enough to cycle in.

Now as everyone knows, riding in regular jeans is horrid. The denim is cumbersome and you can generate a hot crotchal micro-climate quicker than you can say ‘itchy fungus’. To say nothing of the chaffing.

What is needed is something that gives the casual vibe of cut-off jeans with the performance we have come to expect of decent sports clothing. It’s possible that Handup have done just that.

Handup stretch blue denim jorts

I think I quite like them, but while I don’t expect people to start taking style tips from me (or Dave!), they do look like something you could comfortably wear during your active travel trips to the local shops in the warmer months. Or to socially-distanced drinks at Tony’s etc.

They are also very cheap on the face of it, although I don’t know if Handup post to the UK without costs getting silly. If only we had a North American correspondent given to posting gifts overseas…

On a separate note, Handup’s gloves look pretty funky too.

Filed under 2020, News in July 2020


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Tony Dunne says:

    $10 for 8-10 days
    $29 for 3 days

  2. Tony says:

    Maybe in black denim it would be out but blue denim would be too “Carrera Jean Lycra” (one for the younger readers!) for me. Also would they still not be too hot?

  3. Dandy says:

    If only you had a NA correspondent ? Being ‘mature’ enough to remember Carrera Jean Lycra, I think this is one fashion trend that will rapidly becomes a fashion faux pas. It does not receive the Dandy Seal of Cycling Style ?

    • Matt says:

      Now, now Andy! One would think you were worried about them clashing with your impressive beard until I remind myself that a fear of clashing has not deterred you in the past!

      Comfy shorts you can cycle in, not cycle shorts you can wear off-bike. That’s where they’re coming from I think. I might be too charitable though.

      Jean Lycra though? Please God no!

  4. Adam Wilson says:

    Matt, Clothing matters a lot. I recently read a long bike tour guide on where they suggested that appropriate clothing for every possible weather condition is necessary and they matter a lot to make you feel comfortable during the ride.

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