Really like my Altura Attack 3/4’s but finally after 4 or so years the stitching is starting to fail, I’ll pop em down to a local repair place but think if they’ve failed once, there on there way out.
So what currently recommended that you actually use to tempt me away for the attack’s?
I really want proper waterproof not splashproof & 3/4 length. So the likes of Madisons addict, Endura’s MT500, or Polaris’s 500 Repel seemingly aren’t what I want.
and if nothing else, yes I might buy some ex-army goretex and have them altered but I really like the Altura’s as they fitted properly (not loose over trousers) and had pockets.Posted 4 years agodownhilldaveSubscriber
Have some Mt500 spray baggies and realy rate them,but,as you say not waterproof. So I bought some Gore Bike Wear Alp-X 2.0 Gore Tex shorts and they are Totally waterproof. No pockets or zip fly though,so comfort breaks require dropping them 😯 . Good fit and not too baggy, but not cheap.Posted 4 years ago
Trimix, yeah of course, cause crud catchers stop rain failing from the sky…
I’ll probably get some MT500 when my everyday singletrack’s fall to pieces but I really want some specific waterproof one for proper rainy days.
Are Goretex short really ‘tough’ enough, but at that price… ouch!
Cheers thoughPosted 4 years ago
Devs my 4 year experience doesn’t tally with yours. Not saying mine were perfect, they went back once (2 year warranty) for a zip failure and they replaced them which was nice as I’d put a rip in the rear (barbed wire) & I did repair another (self induced) rip with tent tape and superglue.
I suspect another pair will be ordered.. just looking to see if anything else if worth trying, as they’ve upped the price by £18 since last I bought some 😯Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
They were a total revelation: transforming everyday trail riding in the winter up here from a miserable, cold, wet experience to something a list more enjoyable. A proper further/faster maker. We were out all day on Sunday on hexhamshire common, covered in ice-laden mud in the wind. If I’d been in full waterproofs I’d’ve soaked myself with sweat and had a crap time. As it was, I was toasty warm, dry and happy to be out on the moors well beyond when my mate was calling it a day. Don’t diss ’em ’till you’ve tried them.Posted 4 years agotravoMember
If you can find some, I’d definitly recommend some Sombrio Wildcard shorts, really good hard wearing and properly waterproof with decent zip pockets, had a pair for a few years now and no issues. Only minor downside is they’re a bit tight over knee pads but just about fitPosted 4 years ago
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