GROUND EFFECT Supertankers shorts, £47, www.groundeffect.co.nz
These Kiwi-designed and built shorts come in a longer, baggy cut that’s indicative of the company’s mountain bike roots.
Features include an elasticated waist, seamless gusset, single zipped rear pocket, front handwarmer pockets, zipped fly and belt loops.
On the trail, the shorts felt light and comfortable and the nylon material also dried quickly after drizzly spells.
A padded mesh liner is available separately (£30) to complete the package. Sizes S-XL, in grey or black; Ground Effect also produces a handful of women’s designs.