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 padded inner is unobtrusive. Off the bike the short gives little away to indicate they’re cycling specific.

The shorts probably lend themselves better to on-road leisure or touring use, rather than sport or off-road use. There are two zipped front pockets and a ventilation flap across the top of the backside. Price includes Passion liner short.

PROS very comfortable,  quick drying, detachable liner, wear anywhere
CONS non ripstop fabric