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Waterproof Shorts - Don't Laugh

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Posted: Nov 8, 2021 at 15:15 Quote
Does anyone have any ideas or recommendations for waterproof shorts?

Yes, I know it sounds silly, but until it gets really cold, I much prefer wearing shorts to pants, specifically when I'm wearing knee pads. I don't mind my lower legs getting wet, but really hate having a wet crotch at the end of a ride.

Take a jacket off, you're dry, swapping out a wet shirt and throwing a hoodie on, easy. Changing your underwear in a parking lot is more awkward.

Posted: Nov 8, 2021 at 15:40 Quote
If you don't have luck with shorts look at lightweight fishing stuff from Columbia. I have some shorts from them that are nearly hydrophobic and they make pants with zip off lower legs. Idk on the waterproof part, but I know they make stuff like that.

Scotchguard works as well. Used it to waterproof some old camo pants to go snow skiing in whrn I was a teenager. LOL

Posted: Nov 8, 2021 at 15:41 Quote
I have a pair of Endura MT500. On really wet rides the seat let's through a little bit of moisture but that is only the wettest rides.

Posted: Nov 9, 2021 at 9:15 Quote
The 7mesh Revo short or TLD Resist short both will do good job of keeping my but dry. I would have to say that the 7mesh is the better short but it is also twice the price.

Posted: Nov 27, 2021 at 21:00 Quote
I have a pair of the Endura MT500 & Gore shorts. I agree with Pratley above; the Endura is mostly waterproof and has a nice cut that does not catch on seat or get in the way while shifting and moving around the seat. The pockets re handy too. The pair of Gore - only slightly better waterproofing the the Endura, but the cut/fabric are not as rider friendly. I’d take the Endura if price is similar. (I’m selling my Gore shorts.)

Posted: Nov 28, 2021 at 18:41 Quote
Another vote for the MT500! Every once in awhile I treat them with Nikwak spray on, rain beads off of them. Going on my 3rd season with them, they get used a lot on the North Shore.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 at 17:14 Quote
I bought a pair of shorts with padding from Cycorld and they are very comfortable and quick drying. And the price is very friendly, not as expensive as the big brands. I don't like to ride in long pants, it will restrict my movement

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 at 22:53 Quote
I just got some Madison DTE ones and I'm well impressed

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 at 15:34 Quote
TimMog wrote:
I just got some Madison DTE ones and I'm well impressed

I can vouch for these also, great shorts for wet rides

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