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Men's Tellus Shorts

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OVERVIEW: The Tellus collection is designed to excel in all your warm weather, off-road pursuits where lightweight comfort and breathability, coupled with individual style, are paramount. We didn’t want to bog the Tellus collection down with excessive bells and whistles. Instead, we chose to focus on creating an off-road kit that disappears on your body. 

The all-new Tellus Collection for MTB or gravel has been designed with minimalistic all-day comfort in mind. 
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FIT & DESIGN: The trim fit of the Tellus Shorts offers a nice, casual appearance when off the bike, but the design also ensures you won't be burdened with baggy, flapping fabric when charging hard on gravel or singletrack. The waistband has been constructed with a large elastic 'belt,' which utilizes hook and webbing so you can tighten to a perfect fit. A single button and zip-fly allow for quick and easy on/off. Two backwards facing zip pockets are perfect for keys, cards, tools or other items you want to keep secure. When not in use for storage, these mesh-backed pockets can be zipped open to serve as scoops, further promoting air flow and cooling. The back of the short features two external, mesh dump-pockets that are ideal for holding your ride snacks or trash in case you want to leave the hip-bag or pack at home.

Singletracks Magazine"The Pactimo Tellus stands out from the rest with a radically different fit and styling… but the ultralight weight makes me want to shed the hydration pack and pedal miles and miles in this short with just a couple of bottles on the frame. I think this will be the perfect short for some big gravel biking adventures." 

FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION: We've used a lightweight, ripstop fabric in the Tellus, made from 37.5 Polyester yarns and Spandex, so you have incredible 4-way stretch in a short that will seem to disappear during your ride. But, what sets these shorts apart from others on the market is the use of woven Cocona particles from 37.5® Technology. Those amazing, little particles attract humidity and use your body heat to rapidly transfer perspiration from the interior to the exterior of the garment. This rapid transfer of moisture ensures a regulated body temperature and can increase athletic performance by as much as a 25% (results based on an independent University of Colorado study). This means you can ride longer and harder while staying cooler. Learn more at

Truly a lightweight garment, the Tellus Short is a mere 4 ounces in a size medium.

Men's size medium has a 11.25" inseam. Inseam lengths grade 0.2" per size.

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Fit Guide


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Items in this category have been designed to provide an aerodynamic form fit.

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Items in this category have been designed to provide an ultra form fit.

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Measuring Tips 


Using a soft measuring tape, bring the tape across your back under each arm, around the front. For women, measure the widest point of the bust. For men, measure around the largest part of your chest.


Bend to one side to find natural indentation in torso. This is your natural waist. Run tape around waistline, keeping tape parallel with floor. 


Stand on a level surface with feet together. Measure around fullest part of hips and bottom (approximately 7" - 9" below waistline), keeping tape parallel with floor.



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Additional Information for USA Orders

All orders must be shipped within the USA, Puerto Rico or an APO.
At this time we do not offer shipping to Canada.

All Made-to-Order (MTO) and Jersey for a Cause items are delivered 14-16 days from the date of purchase via FedEx Express. Please note that FedEx cannot deliver to PO Boxes. If you order an MTO item and use a PO Box, your order will be shipped to our Denver office and forwarded to the PO Box via USPS. 

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Daniel H.
United States United States
Tellus 330 miles

Bought 2 pair of these shorts for a bike packing trip. Did 330 miles in them and was completely comfortable the entire ride! After the ride I bought a 3rd pair.

Robert C.
United States United States
Men’s Tellus shorts

Everything about this short is great; fit, comfort, quality.

David L.
United States United States
Great shorts!

Great shorts! Light weight, move well when riding. I also wear them for yoga. I wish they had more colors!

Jack E.
United States United States
Well designed

I wear an XL in Pactimo bibs and with these Tellus shorts, I use size L and the fit is perfect. I have ridden in them multiple times and they almost disappear since I don’t have to adjust or mess with them at all. Top notch product as always.

tim L.
United States United States
Men's Tellus Shorts

This is my second pair. Use them for endoro type mtn biking. The short works really well for me. I combine it with a bib that has back pockets. The shorts have 2 ZIPPERED pockets so it allows me to put my car keys in a safe place where they won't fall out in case of a mountain bike spill. These side pockets are big enough to hold a pair of glasses or an extra, different color lens. The small little 2 mesh pockets at the small of the back are great for storing a vest, beanie, some snacks, etc. I put the cell phone in the back pocket of the bib. Material is light, breathable and very stretchy so they feel non existent on the bike. As a side note, I also tend to grab these and wear them to the gym for a leg work out as they are light and stretchy with good coverage.

United States United States
Love these shorts

They’re made out of the best stretch/rip stop material. They’re lightweight and fantastic to own. I did find the straps on the side to help with fit a bit but I’m an awkward size between large and xl. Try these, especially for the back pockets.

United States United States
Absolutely Thrilled w Tellus!

While the sizing charts for Pactimo always baffle me, the quality of their clothing is spot on. The Tellus short follows this trait perfectly. The shorts are super light and don’t feel too hot paired with the Tellus bib. They also help you avoid that horrible poorly stuffed sausage look roadies go for. They are a classy pair of tech that will make you look less presumptuous. They fit and move well and, best of all they stay put! Pockets fit my iPhone 12 mini with a moderate case. I wish I had bought two! I would recommend these shorts to anyone riding bikes (gravel, mountain, road, commute).

Doug A.
United States United States
Men's Tellus Shorts

Excellent so far, have a few rides on them and they fit great

Paul C.
United States United States
Didn’t fit. Tried two sizes. Had to return them

Not enough adjustment to waist size with closure. Needs belt loops. Once I had my phone in my pocket the slid down over the bib shorts

Jeffrey L.
United States United States
Great shorts for hitting the trail

The fit is great and preform well in the muggy Florida heat. I like how they're not baggy but also not tight, a good happy medium. I'm a thin 6'2 and I ordered the large but returned them for a medium, which fits perfectly.

Michael D.
United States United States
Best shorts!

Need them in black!

Brian K.
United States United States

Hands down, a great pair of shorts! These shorts are a perfect combination between bibs and “baggy” shorts. They are light weight, fit well and comfortable for MTB, road or just a family cruise. I agree with others I wish Pactimo had other color options but I am thankful they are not just black like everything else.

Patrick T.
United States United States
Tellus shorts

Good fit, comfortable. A bit pricey, but a good product.

David R.
United States United States
Super comfy and looks geat

I love these shirts. If Pactimo offers in more colors down the road, I’ll buy them immediately.

Pactimo Men's Tellus Shorts Review
Dustin N.
United States United States
Excellent Shorts

I love these shorts! I’ve been a roadie for years and never understood what “mountain bike” shorts provided. Now I’m spoiled with the best materials, lightest weight functional shorts out there. These are quickly becoming my go to shorts even off the bike, let alone almost a necessity for gravel rides. Big thumbs up from me!

Thomas A.
United States United States
LOVE them!! the shorts...I can tell they are of the same quality as ALL of the other Pactimo goodies i've purchased. I have no doubt they will be with me for quite awhile!!

Pactimo Men's Tellus Shorts Review

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