ALTURA Quantum Women’s shorts, £44.99, www.zyro.co.uk
This pared-down baggy short includes a removable chamois liner that’s specifically shaped and padded for women. The waist can be cinched using a pair of adjusters and the zip fly is capped with a double popper. We’ve been impressed by the hard-wearing face fabric that seems to replenish with repeated washing. Sizes 8-16.