MADISON Flux shorts, £45, www.madison.co.uk
Madison’s Flux is effectively two shorts in one — an outer short constructed from tough ripstop M:Tec 40 material which is lightweight and quick drying, and an inner Lycra short with a Coolmax anti-bacterial pad for extra comfort. The two are designed to be worn together but can worn separately. Suitable for road or off-road riding, they're smart enough to wear off the bike yet feature an array of well thought through riding features.
The stretch panels under the crutch and down the inside of the short ensure that the short doesn’t pull or snag. The burly adjustable waistband creates a trusted secure and snug fit and the additional stretch panel across the top of the backside ensures no inadvertent ‘moon’ when stretching forward on the bike.
There's an abundance of pocket space with zipped change or phone pockets on the legs, zipped and open mesh pockets on the hips and two zipped rear pockets as well.
PROS price, waistband, integral inner short, pocket space
CONS only one colour option available