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"Waterproof" shorts

Oct. 8, 2018, 2:50 p.m.
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I wear these in the shorter version , get them soaked and still keep your feet warm.

Oct. 14, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
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I'm very pleased with Sweet Protection mudride shorts. It is very waterproof yet still breathable .

Oct. 16, 2018, 10:12 a.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.

I have a pair of Endura MT500 shorts that are going on their 3rd season and they are still perfect. I had a set of Agents that 'lasted' about a month before the seam tape started to peel off. LVB carries Endura stuff.

 Last edited by: skooks on Oct. 16, 2018, 10:12 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 11, 2019, 9:59 p.m.
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This is an update on the Endura MT500 Waterproof shorts. 

So far the shorts are holding up very well, just washed them the other day and they look brand new. They breath extremely well, I sweat when it's 0°C out and I haven't had a soggy sweaty diaper afterwards. As for waterproofness, I haven't had them in a heavy downpour yet but they've been covered in mud and water and they've kept me dry. I hosed the mud off them when I got home with a fair bit of pressure and the water just bounced off the material, no water penetration whatsoever. 

Very happy with the purchase!

Jan. 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
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I'm currently testing the Alpinestars Outrider WR shorts. They follow a similar idea as the mt500, with water resistant material overall and a fully waterproof backside. Not enough time on them yet to judge durability and long-term water resistance. One thing i like about them is that they are slim but long enough to cover my knee pads. As someone with a slim "cyclist-build", most other shorts are either too wide or get pulled up my legs when pedaling.

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