SUGOI Luck Knicker shorts, £44.99,

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 protect any more than jeans. Wearing such shorts as an alternative to everyday clothes does have its advantages though, preventing wear to the seat of your jeans/trousers and not getting dirty before arriving at work. They're also extremely comfortable. We really liked the slightly flared bottoms and there's even a little pocket for keys.

PROS fashionable design, comfort, key pocket
CONS padding doesn’t make that much difference