Sweet Protection Hunter shorts do nothing revolutionary, but, subtly revised for 2018, nails the essentials of comfortable fit, durability and looks.
If you want to continue enjoying your riding you need good waterproof kit like this ION 3-Layer Traze Amp short from German brand Ion.
The Traverse is made from a lighter weight polyester material than the Khyber and is definitely a summer-only short as there is not a lot of warmth.
Khyber is Race Face shorthand for women’s downhill, and this baggy short sits in the gravity category.
New storage short from Madison is called the Madison Flux Capacity short, which I reckon has the best name of any short I’ve tested now or in the future.
The Aussie Grit Flint baggy short is the company's first mountain bike specific short and it's a little different to many others on the market.
The Polaris Discovery Zoned MTB short has a set of removable braces to keep them in place without reverting to a restrictive waistband.
We review the Dirtlej Dirtsuit, the original bright green waterproof onesie that's perfect for protecting you from the elements when out on the bike.
The Dirtlej Trailscout Half and Half short is perfect for use when trails are wet and muddy. Waterproof at the rear, comfortable and stretchy at the front.
These Mavic Crossmax Ultimate H2O waterproof shorts are perfect for providing wet weather protection for your legs. Highly packable and very lightweight.
The Flare Roost Downhill is one of only two baggy shorts in Flare's range. The bombproof construction is aimed at the aggressive end of the riding spectrum.
A lot of money for a summer short the Troy Lee Skyline Air shorts look great, well made, those panels definitely make a difference to breathability.
The Race Face Stage is a short for all seasons. It’s made from a mix of Polyester, Nylon and Spandex so it’s lightweight, breathable and stretches easily.
The Assos H Rallycargo S7 is hands down the best XC baggy short I have ever ridden in. Supremely comfortable and stretch minimises pedalling restriction.
As the weather turns warmer and the evenings lighter there are more reasons to get out on the trails. Evening blasts require less kit than a weekend epic and so…
Pearl Izumi has a range of clothing under the Divide label. Aimed more at exploring the trails and days in the saddle rather than shredding the DH track, they feature…
From slush to torrential rain, the Revo hasn’t flinched. It isn’t cheap, but the 7Mesh Revo Gore-Tex short ticks every box to justify the asking price.
Aimed at the enduro market, the new Bontrager Lithos MTB short has a robust construction that holds up well to harder riding.
The Altura Five 40 short provides 100% waterproof properties in a short that fits neatly between a lightweight trail short and waterproof ‘over-short’.
These Madison Addict Softshell shorts are three-layer waterproof. This pair of breathable DWR shorts are surprisingly weather-resistant.