Pearl Izumi Maverick 2in1 Shorts Review

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Pearl Izumi’s Maverick 2 in 1 Shorts are for those looking for a boxer brief liner for running without sacrificing performance.


PI Maverick 2in1 shortsThe Maverick shorts fit snug. The liners feel like they are compression shorts. So, for those wanting a relaxed feel, you will need to size-up.  PI’s ELITE fabric is very soft and lightweight. The shorts only weigh 4.65 oz (131.8 grams). The boxer brief liners are constructed of Minerale™ which provides optimal moisture transfer, faster dry time and odor absorption. The shorts have a drawcord on the inside and contain one zippered pocket on the back that can hold 3 GUs without weighing the shorts down.  I had no issues with chafing with the boxer brief liners. The Maverick performed great on the trials in wet and dry conditions. The only thing I would want is built-in extra mesh pockets on both side of the back zippered pocket to store more running essentials on those longer training run.


  • Main Body Material: 100% Polyester
  • Mesh Material: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane
  • Liner: 52% Minerale polyester, 49% Polyester
  • Fit – Semi-Form
  • Liner – Boxer Brief
  • Number of Pockets – 1 (Small Zippered Pocket in Rear)
  • Inseam Length – 8 inches
  • Weight – 4.65 oz (131.8 grams) – Size Small
  • Made in – Taiwan


The Pearl Izumi Maverick 2 in 1 Shorts are lightweight, very breathable with a boxer brief liner. The liners are snug so size up if you like your liner a little loose.

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