Versatile and its handled countless wash cycles and still looks good

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Sombrio Highline shorts


Sombrio Highline shorts review


Price as reviewed:


We’ve all got a favourite piece of kit that we can’t stop wearing, and, for me, it’s Sombrio’s Highline short.

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With a well-cut shape, it sits perfectly, just below the knee, and uses a lightweight, stretchy fabric that’s unrestrictive and breathes really well.

The inside-fastening Velcro waistband system never lets the short wriggle down during a long day’s riding, and the crotch area doesn’t have any annoying seams or fabric to bunch up under the saddle.

Laser-cut ventilation holes at the back of the waistband and inner thighs ensure good airflow, and in wetter conditions there’s a DWR coating to handle splashes and mud.

The material dries very quickly if soaked too.

While £80 is on the steep side for such a thin, lightweight, riding short, the Highline is versatile and, to help justify the asking price, it’s handled countless wash cycles and still looks good.


Colours:Black or blue
Sizes:XS to XXL