This three-layer short is surprisingly weather-resistant.

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Score 9

Madison Addict Softshell shorts


Madison Addict Softshell shorts review


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This three-layer waterproof and breathable DWR short is surprisingly weather-resistant.

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Rain gets through if it’s torrential, but it easily shrugs off wet trails and wheel splatter. It’s also more breathable than a full waterproof, and features two-way zipped vents down both legs, so you can expel a load of condensation when it heats up.

Build quality is pretty good, with an abrasion-resistant, stretch-rip-stop fabric over the knee and two studs above a chunky fly zipper. You don’t really need the zipped hand pockets, but the waterproof phone pocket is dead handy if you ride without a backpack.

Silicone print on the rear waist stops unwanted movement, but the Addict baggy is a loose-fitting short, so you may want to consider sizing down if you’re on the cusp between sizes.


Colours:Green, red, black