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"Waterproof" shorts

Oct. 2, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
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Posted by: DangerousDave

Nope. Mine are the older ones. No belt loops and only one pocket on the back over the tailbone.

Well I picked up the new model, it has belt loops with 2 waterproof pockets in the front with waterproof zippers. The knee fits over my Troylee Raid knee pads. 

Compared to the Raceface Agents the Endura fit me way better and feel less restrictive. I paid a little extra for them, but went for the ones that fit the best. 

Will report back after I go for a ride in the rain......

Oct. 3, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
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Posted by: DemonMike

What shoe do you wear ?? In the muck I love my AM7,s they have a cover over the laces that helps stop water and muck . As for a strap I think a gaiter would be the best. Or some type of flare or bell bottom to direct the water running down the pant leg over the shoe at the ankle area.

Probably a fair point on the shoes. I do have some GR9s which have a similar type of lace cover. On that particular ride I was wearing impact xvi's which get wet easy. They stick better than the GR9s but hey winter riding is more about comfort than all out performance so you're right, I should probably give them a try in the wet.

Oct. 3, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
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I have a short so lit it's not even made any more. :p

Oct. 3, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
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curious how the enduras hold up long term. i've had 2 pairs of RF agents that both shed their seam tape in relatively short order; time to try something else.

Oct. 3, 2018, 4:44 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

curious how the enduras hold up long term. i've had 2 pairs of RF agents that both shed their seam tape in relatively short order; time to try something else.

My Altura muck pants have 4 seasons of muck riding and the seams are solid. There is some abrasion damage from mud caked knee pads rubbing. Other than that very impressed , they are a 3/4 length as well. No splashing up the leg with these.

https://www.thedogswheels.co.uk/products/altura-attack-waterproof-baggy-3-4-length-shorts-mountain-bike-mtb-cycle

these are them.

Oct. 3, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
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Do any Van-Whis shops have these Endura shorts in stock now?

Oct. 3, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
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Bike Co carries endura stuff, might be worth a try

Oct. 3, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
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Thanks man, will check it out.

Oct. 3, 2018, 8:08 p.m.
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Oct. 4, 2018, 4:31 a.m.
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should have no problem with knee pads getting caught up in those.

Oct. 4, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
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Posted by: ReductiMat

Do any Van-Whis shops have these Endura shorts in stock now?

I know Bicycle Sports Pacific carries a lot of Endura stuff - worth giving them a call.

Oct. 5, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
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been out in my agent pants a few times in the past couple weeks, a couple with pads, a bunch without....loving them so far, no problems with fit using dakine slayer pads, wouldn't mind if they were an inch or so longer in length, but they don't get hung up in the chain/ring so that's nice, will probably get some sealskinz socks as they only weak link now is feet!

Oct. 7, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
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Posted by: FlipFantasia

been out in my agent pants a few times in the past couple weeks, a couple with pads, a bunch without....loving them so far, no problems with fit using dakine slayer pads, wouldn't mind if they were an inch or so longer in length, but they don't get hung up in the chain/ring so that's nice, will probably get some sealskinz socks as they only weak link now is feet!

Did my 1st ride in my Agent pants as well today. First thing I noticed when I put them on is. They feel short, but I adjusted the ankles and wished I had a smaller runners gaiter. I have to say after close to 500m of climbing and such with knee pads on. I didn't find any issues that needs addressing . On the trail I did notice the crotch area could be a bit snugger , I got caught on the nose of the saddle.

I think adjusting the waist and belt will help. I wear AM7 shoes and wear ankle height work socks and my feet are drier than wearing shorts.

Overall I am happy with the investment , big test will be the coming months.

Oct. 8, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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i'd like someone to try these out and see if they are worth it. 

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5062-903/Waterproof-Midweight-Storm-Knee-Socks

Oct. 8, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
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I just got a pair of the short lightweight Bridgedale waterproof socks. They are pretty thick so they are too much for my summer shoes but perfect in my flat pedal shoes that are a bit loose in thin cycling socks. They are excellent. I wore them the last two days and was pretty wet both days and my feet were dry. I will get a second pair I think.

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