SOMBRIO Badass shorts, £56.99, www.sombriocartel.com
We like these shorts a lot because they can stand up stood up to a proper battering on muddy trails and rain-soaked commutes. Built from 500-denier Cordura, with a seamless crotch panel, they feel tough and best of all the DWR finish really helps in a downpour. They’re styled a bit like jeans and pretty low key, though some may not like the rear piping. Two zipped rear pockets, two more at the front and a combination of zip fly and belt loops add to the appeal. XS-XXL, also in green.