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Madison Clothing Men’s Winter Storm DWR Shorts

No compromise wet weather leg protection

You need to get properly kitted up to ride through the winter. staying out for more than an hour long blast can take commitment and the right kit. a pair of robust and weather resistant shorts is a must.

We don’t like rear mudguards and we’re guessing you don’t either, and those lightweight shorts that felt great in July and August will soon be cold and damp after a only a few minutes on a water-logged trail. In heavy rain they stand no chance.

We take a look at Madison Clothing’s Winter Storm DWR shorts.

We’ve been impressed with Madison’s clothing recently, especially with the shorts – the Flux being very impressive and a ‘go to’ favourite. Their range of mountain bike kit covers all bases though, with a strong emphasis on protection from the elements. Great news for the 4 season rider here in the UK especially as their pricing is a lot lower than many brands and backed up by a lifetime warranty and 30 day comfort guarantee. Tough waterproof or weather resistant fabrics, well placed ventilation zips and a forgiving fit will keep you out on the trails for longer.

The Winter Storm DWR short looks like it has been designed to live up to its name… developed to take on damp, wet and muddy conditions, the design team at Madison Clothing set out to create the ultimate mixed condition winter short. A case of protecting you from the wet but not boiling you at the same time. You can tell that these shorts have been designed and developed (and thoroughly tested) here in the UK.

Instead of making a waterproof short, the Winter Storm DWR is constructed from a blend of 3 fabrics, utilising the properties of each. With a 3 layer waterproof panel on the rear, to protect you from trail spray, crud and standing water, Madison have chosen a more breathable DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treated stretch fabric on the front of the shorts. This adds to the comfort and breathability, without sacrificing durability. Over the knees, double-faced stretched rip stop fabric is ready to accommodate knee pads and stand up to abrasion from impacts. With this level of protection comes the need for ventilation and the Winter Storm DWR has 2-Way mesh backed zippers running the length of the short for full temperature control.

The detailing is excellent, something we’ve come to expect with Madison’s clothing. The inner waist has silicon grippers to hold onto your liner short, preventing unwanted movement and sizing is adjusted via Velcro adjuster tabs. Twin press studs and a chunky fly zipper look built to last. The two hand pockets are water resistant and an additional easy to reach waterproof pocket keeps your phone dry.

KEY FEATURES

  • Constructed using a blend of 3 fabrics to produce the ultimate year round trail short.
  • A huge waterproof 3 layer rear panel keeps out any trail spray
  • The DWR fabric over the front of the short is a durable stretch fabric that will withstand plenty of abuse.
  • Double faced stretched ripstop fabric over the knee is abrasion resistant to withstand crash damage.
  • 2-way mesh backed zips running up the length of the short allow you full temperature control
  • Lifetime warranty and 30 day comfort guarantee.

After a summer of long days and (mostly) dry trails, the autumn and winter weather can seriously reduce your enthusiasm to hit the trails. These Winter Storm shorts from Madison will help – tough, weather resistant, breathable and a great fit. Add Madison Clothing’s Winter Storm 3/4 bib shorts (with softshell panels) underneath and you’ll be protected in the harshest conditions.

Along with a pair of mud tyres and a set of bright lights these look like a sound investment for your off-season kit bag.

PRICE: £74.99

SIZES: S – XXL

COLOURS: Royal Blue or Black/Limeaid

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