- MTB: what do you look for in your shorts?
Like me, my shorts need to be simple.
Few pockets. Little faff. Cut well so they don’t flap like washing on Shetland.
Assuming were talking baggies.
Winter: Altura Attack waterproofs.
Summer: Decathlon B’twin 500
Enough pockets to stash something while you faff, lightweight, not baggy.
Only improvement would be I really appreciate the OS sized rear pockets on endura humvees. But otherwise the enduras are a bit heavyweight.Posted 1 month agoDelSubscriber
but were you looking for it?
belt loops. is it really so flipping difficult? if the shorts are sized bob on i can do without, if they’re not, i can stick a belt in them myself. adjusters are always bulky affairs, generally precisely where i don’t want them. i saw a mag review once that said something along the lines of ‘adjusters, so you don’t have a belt buckle digging in’. really? can’t say it’s ever bothered me when sitting at a desk, or driving, or on any other occasion.
a decent button or buttons, or large velcro patch, not a popper that is so tight it ends up pulling through the cloth it’s put through.
other than that, a couple of decent hand pockets, preferably without scratchy velcro or zips which scrape your wrists, and as noted above, the madison thigh pocket is great for the phone.
there’s a ton of superfluous shite added to riding shorts. zipped vents? why FFS!?Posted 1 month ago
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