Everything tagged with shorts

Blog post: Sugoi RSX shorts

Sugoi RSX shorts £109.99 www.sugoi.com The price looks hefty until you realise the design features and that you get a top-spec padded short liner included. Designed for summer mountain biking or touring, the RSX has an incredibly light ...

Blog post: Product review: Endura Urban Pant cycling trousers

Endura Urban Pant £59.99 www.endura.co.uk   Jeans or trousers that don't scream 'cyclist' have been around for a few years now – we've previously tested items from the likes of Muxu, Rapha, Swrve – but more mainstr...

Blog post: SWRVE shorts, £65, www.swrve.co.uk

These are the WWR (wind and weather resistant) version of Swrve's shorts, which also come in cotton and 3/4-length varieties. There's something pleasingly understated about these shorts. They come in only a choice of grey and black, and the cut...

Blog post: SURFACE Liquistretch Shorts, £49.99, www.surface-clothing.com

So new that they weren’t even available for last issue’s baggies test, these are the first shorts from Surface, a new clothing brand from the creator of Charge bikes.  Designed specifically to look ‘non-bikey’ the...

Blog post: 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 help...

Blog post: SUGOI Greta Capri shorts, £80, www.sugoi.com

  These sleek-feeling capris look casual but hide some pretty technical features: a fabric that gives great stretch and excellent breathability; four pockets; zip fly with snap closure; and a removable chamois liner that must rank as one o...

Blog post: 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 impre...

Blog post: HOWIES Alder shorts, £95, www.howies.co.uk

We’ve come to expect great looking kit from Howies, and the Alders fit right into a classic range. With seven pockets, there’s a good mix of secure and easy-access storage for keys, wallet and phone as you ride. The regular fit mea...

Blog post: 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 poc...

Blog post: SWRVE cotton shorts, £65, www.swrve.co.uk

This sturdy and understated pair is cut fairly short and the fit’s fairly snug, although a Lycra fabric mix provides a little stretch. A seamless crotch helps avoid pressure points, while Velcro and zipped pockets keep belongings safe. Not...

Blog post: ENDURA Singletrack short, £44.99, www.endura.co.uk

  This is the top-rated 'baggy' from the Scottish bikewear supremos, packed with a multitude of ingenious features. The Cordura fabric has a Teflon treatment which makes them not only highly durable, laughing off the odd scrape or tumble, ...

Blog post: SUGOI Luck Knicker shorts, £44.99, www.minx-girl.com

First impressions were positive: they looked great with no shiny Lycra effect, instead more of an everyday casual legging look with discreet padding. The benefit of padding wasn’t obviously noticeable though, it doesn’t seem to prote...

Blog post: SPECIALIZED Body Geometry Comp bib shorts, £59.99, www.specialized.com

  Specialized have clearly made the effort to get the comfort aspect of these bibs right — we found the positioning of the ergonomic panels on the insert spot on for long distance rides. The company has also developed effective non-s...

Blog post: ODLO Bermuda shorts, £69.99, www.odlo.com

  Less well-known in the UK, Odlo have over 60 years of sportswear experience in Europe. The Everest Stretch outer fabric is lightweight, highly wicking and fast drying. The stretch and cut provide a comfortable fit and the detachable padd...

Blog post: ALTURA Airstream bib shorts, £39.99, www.zyro.co.uk

The most striking feature of these bibs is how thin and light they are, while still offering a comfortable, snug fit with good padding. In fact, if it wasn’t for this padding, you might have to check every now and then that you'r...