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Recommend me some shorts?
#1
Decided now winter is nearby and now the trails are throwing up mud and water I need some more suitable shorts rather than the padded lycra/cheap combat short option I sport through summer!

Quite like the fox range? But see a lot of people wearing Endura im guessing as it is a bit more affordable? Not sure if I should be buying winter specific or not? Would appreciate not having the feeling of heavy wet shorts!
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#2
Endura aren't cheap but come well regarded.  I have a couple of pairs - one of which have waterproof backs - which are both very good
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#3
I have three pairs. The waterproof Enduras i got at SITS, an expensive pair I bought in New Zealand, and and some baggies I bought at Decathlon for ten quid.
I always wear the Decathlon shorts. they are fantastic. comfortable, tough as old boots, not waterproof but certainly splash proof and good pockets. I've had them for 3 years now and despite travelling head over heels down a flinty south downs bridleway amongst other spills they remain in perfect condition. Incredible.
For balance, the Enduras seem good (ive worn them twice) though Treehugger ruined his within 12 months.
So I would say you should stop by Decathlon if you get a chance. it may save you some dosh. and you can pick up a beginners archery set and a 4 man kayak at the same time.

Tongue
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#4
That'll teach me for not looking good enough. Its the same as lights though, I'm just automatically bewildered as there seems to be hundreds to choose from!

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#5
I do turn into an exciteable child in that shop. Regular stopping place when we toured up through France.  Wink

I'll see if I can pop up there. Thanks for the options! Wink

&quot;Blackers&quot; Wrote:I have three pairs. The waterproof Enduras i got at SITS, an expensive pair I bought in New Zealand, and and some baggies I bought at Decathlon for ten quid.
I always wear the Decathlon shorts. they are fantastic. comfortable, tough as old boots, not waterproof but certainly splash proof and good pockets. I've had them for 3 years now and despite travelling head over heels down a flinty south downs bridleway amongst other spills they remain in perfect condition. Incredible.
For balance, the Enduras seem good (ive worn them twice) though Treehugger ruined his within 12 months.
So I would say you should stop by Decathlon if you get a chance. it may save you some dosh. and you can pick up a beginners archery set and a 4 man kayak at the same time.

Tongue
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#6
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/shorts-5-blac...26235.html

This is currently the closest to what I bought. Not reduced at the moment sadly but they look like they might be waterproof. I have bought another pair that were awful so its hit and miss. But a bargain is a bargain!
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#7
Hurry up

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#8
Very happy with my endura shorts. Water never seeps through to my pants which is nice in winter.
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#9
Ended up getting some Altura Attack Waterproof ones from Ribble as they had some good prices and were one of a couple of places that had any 44 size AM41's! Bit annoyed wiggle or chain reaction didnt have the shoes as they had a 10er off over 75 at the mo. Oh well.
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#10
Yeah I did destroy my SITS Endura's, the waterproof membrane was ruined within 3 months, and I always washed them at 30deg with non bio washing powder. I also have some shorts from Decathlon (think they are Quechua's) and they are still good as new except for cutting out the padded liner as it was rubbish. I have some 3/4 Endura's from SITS this year, forgot which ones they are, currently in the washing machine, which are very nice, but I think they are about £50.
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