Swimming Shorts – cheap funtional MTB short ?

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  • Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Why would swimming shorts be quick drying? (Or durable for MTBing for that matter?)

    noltae
    Member

    Those pics are trunks !

    noltae
    Member

    Good in the Wet – Quick Drying
    Perfect baggy just above knee length
    Undershorts fit once inner mesh cut out
    Durable
    Camouflage £5 from Tesco (£9 RRP)

    redthunder
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    Not club shorts are they _;)

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Definitely wear a mankini! 😆

    warpcow
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    I have 2 pairs of Haglöfs Amfibie shorts (lightweight, quick-drying hiking shorts, but basically just swimming shorts without a liner), which are by far my favourite biking shorts now, for the reasons you give. Could be worth a go.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    I used to when I was skint. They do dry quick and go over Lycra shorts just like baggies. Hard to find them with zip pockets…

    Superficial
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    You might expect the tesco shorts to disintegrate pretty quickly at the seat and I bet they have seams in all the wrong places. But worth a go if you want?

    My new Scott riding shorts do look suspiciously like board shorts.

    timbo678
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    Yeah I do it, wear old boardies over lycra bib shorts – comfortable, light and easy. Get surf specific ones which usually have a key pocket with some cord to tie the key too

    Unsurprisingly they ain’t very waterproof…!

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    Use to do it with the girls when they were young and growing fast, thank god for Start Cycles and their Scott sale. We have all been kitted out with new shorts this year, cant go wrong with a pair of shorts and a liner and have change out of a tenner

    Premier Icon DezB
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    …Haglöfs… Could be worth a go.

    I think the OP was recommending some cheap shorts. I don’t think you were. 😉

    noltae
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    I don’t think there is much correlation between cost of shorts and durability of the stitching – sad but true … Boardshorts are available cheap and unless one requires gnarled out downhill protection very functional … Oh and the just below knee look that so many MTB shorts adopt is a little too Chav dad these days ..

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