Autumn/Winter Ridewear - Part Two
Picking up where we left off, in this feature we look at full-length pants and shorts to get you through the winter months...
Read part one of our feature here
Baggy shorts are all but uniform for us mountain bikers these days - and with good reason. As well as looking great on the trails, they offer fantastic range of motion, are wide enough to fit over any size of kneepad without rubbing the back of your knees and can be combined with a liner for extra comfort, as well as being durable enough to brush off any rogue thorny branches lurking on the side of the trail.
SWEET PROTECTION HUNTER
Sweet Protections do-it-all baggies offer comfort, storage and durability in a great looking package designed for shredding. Made from a water repellent and strechy fabric they are great for all day rides in the saddle or uplift days in the park.
Fully adjustable and designed for high intensity riding, with 4 zipped pockets for all your essentials and large inner leg vents for increased airflow, these shorts will see you through all four seasons for years to come.
The go-to short when you don't know where the trails will take you
SWEET PROTECTION MUDRIDE
The Mudride Shorts are waterproof and breathable - made for the challenges of wet and muddy biking. These high-tech riding shorts have all the features you could ask for.
Mudride shorts are made for the very worst riding conditions you’d dare to venture into. Using Polymide material, the Mudrides are 20/20k waterproof and breathable meaning they will keep the rain away but remain breathable throughout your ride. Vents are cleverly hidden behind the thigh to allow air flow without letting rain or splash from your wheels get to your skin.
Articulated cut means they feel super comfortable whilst riding and the large taped seam zipped cargo pockets have plenty of room for your essentials, and you can hammer through puddles knowing they are safe and dry.
A fantastic riding short for anything the weather can throw at you.
FOX ATTACK WATER SHORT
Fox’s Attack water short is a superb year-round trail short, with a comfortable Rider Attack Position cut, and Fox’s TRUSEAL material offering windproof and waterproof qualities. The 3 Layer material means the Attack water short is breathable as well as waterproof, keeping your body temperature regulated and keeping you dry all ride long. Super lightweight and stylish too.
FOX ATTACK PRO WATER SHORT
The ultimate waterproof short from Fox.
With full stretchy waterproof material with full seam sealing. The zippers on the attack pro water short are also water tight meaning you and your belongings can go out to ride in torrential conditions and still stay dry. These shorts come without a liner giving you the freedom to choose what you'll be wearing underneath.
Whether you're splashing across streams, blasting through rain-soaked branches or riding in a downpour, the Fox Attack Pro Water Baggy Short keeps you comfortable and dry. The 3-layer construction provides wind and waterproofing with a soft feel and flexibility for exceptional comfort. Highly breathable, the shorts allow excess heat and moisture to escape to prevent overheating. The zipper pockets are water-resistant, so you can store a few essentials without them becoming waterlogged. And reflective logos give you improved low-light visibility. One of our favourites.
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Manualling puddles is heaps of fun, but if risking wet socks and freezing cold toes squelching in your shoes isn't your cup of tea, then have a look at some of our favourite long pants.
Long pants doesn't have to mean extra weight, restricted movement and sweaty nether regions though, we've a range of full-length pants that are light and breathable, perfect for long days in the saddle.
ENDURA MT500 SPRAY PANTS
Lightweight and durable trouser with waterproof rear panels perfect for year round enduro or trail riding.
Combining a 4 way stretchable, soft to the touch and breathable fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) finish and waterproof rear panels ensures you stay dry without overheating thanks to zipped thigh inserts with mesh inserts. The DWR finish repels water from the surface of the fabric. This prevents the fabric absorbing moisture and keeps these trousers light, dry and breathable.
A stretch-fit waistband with Velcro side adjusters allows the perfect fit. Well sized Velcro strips and belt loops ensure your waistband stays tidy and doesn’t rub or irritate. Silicone grippers and wicking technology allows for all day on the trails without needing to stop and adjust. Legs are tapered to make room for slim knee pads without being baggy if riding without and avoiding excessive fabric rubbing your frame.
Large zips on the ankles allow you to take off or pull on the trousers over riding shoes, ideal for getting changed in muddy car parks and also for fitting the trousers over the top of your shoes when riding to keep your socks dry. A soft and stretchy liner protects your skin from the zips.
Zipped pockets are big enough for trailside essentials, easily keeping a phone, wallet, multi-tool and snack safe from the elements.
Designed and Developed in Scotland and tough enough for Danny MacAskill, so you can be sure they can handle any terrain thrown at them.
ION SHELTER SOFTSHELL PANTS
Lightweight, flexible and durable bike pants.
Perfect combination of very flexible fabrics and non flex materials for maximum comfort and durability. Non flex materials on bottom, inner leg and hem for protection. 4way stretch fabric where you need it most, for a perfect freedom of movement. Triple stitched seams in all stressed areas, for outstanding durability.
The special DWR (Durable Water Repellency) treatment and the coating of the non-flex material makes these pants water-resistant all day long, the dirt just doesn't stick to them so cleaning is as simple as a quick rinse.
A phone specific pouch in one of the two zip front pockets, is a nice touch and protects your mobile device from light impacts and means you can throw keys or change in the same pocket without scratching your phone. Adjustable waistband and leg hem allows you to get the fit just right and zipped ventilation slots on the outer thigh allow extra airflow for those long climbs.
SWEET PROTECTION STEELER PANTS
All new full-length pants from Sweet Protection, designed for any style of riding - from XC to all-mountain and everything in between.
DWR coating keeps you dry, and ventilation in the rear keeps air flowing.
The Sweet range has one of out favourite waist adjusters and these pants feature velco ankle cuffs for the perfect fit around riding shoes. The Steeler pants have four pockets, 2 smaller zipped hand pockets and 2 zipped cargo pockets for trailside essentials.
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See you on the trails...