SURFACE Liquistretch Shorts, £49.99,

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’ they’ll appeal to more than just recreational riders due to their technical make-up: a sweat-wicking, quick-drying, drizzle-proof fabric offers a four-way stretch that sits comfortably on even the chunkiest of quads. A cool knee-length cut, zip fly, belt-loops and zipped rear pockets add to the casual styling — just add the liner of your choice and you’re away. Supremely comfy. Sizes S-L.