Waterproof shorts recommendations Please
I like the Endura MT500 “Spray” baggies – it’s only the rear panels that are fully waterproof so they’re a lot more breathable than the Attacks (which I also have), and they look more like a normal short. Depends how wet it’s likely to be really – I’ll use the Alturas if it’s going to be throwing it down, but the MT500s get more use in general.Posted 6 years agothepuristSubscriber
I *think* the MT500s just use a layer of PU in the rear too rather than trying to use a fancy DWR coated breathable fabric which will eventually need re-proofing. (Stands by to be corrected on that). That means they’re less faffy to look after – I’d prefer the Superlites if it was properly raining or cold but for general spring/autumn (and summer, who am i kidding) riding on wet ground the MT500s are the biz.Posted 6 years agoneninjaMember
Well my experience of MT500’s is that they are utter poop.
The stitching came apart at the crotch and the waterproof fabric de-laminated on the first pair and the replacements use a non-waterproof material at the top of the rear panel, the waterproof tape is coming off the seams and the waterproof fabric in the seat is splitting.Posted 6 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Picked up some Altura Dryline in an LBS sale – do the job, but a bit rustly – which I don’t mind – and a bit sweaty, which I do mind.
Much better riding fit than my cut down army goretex – which are fine for the money (£12 and some flowers for my mum who shortened them properly for me!)
If you go the ebay/army route, take in the hem of the legs when you shorten them, or they get very flappy.Posted 6 years agoRAGGATIPMember
Endura superlites are great but mine tore at the crotch. Rode around with bibs underneath so nothing fell out through the hole. Still I got a couple of years out of them and the benefits were they dried quickly and kept my bibs dry which is all you need. They extend just over the knee to keep the cold wind off but because of this they can get hot in the summer. I’m trying a different set of shorts for mtb’ing now so will see how they fare through the winterPosted 6 years ago
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