Altura Attack Waterproof Baggy Shorts Review

Neat, straightforward construction and a super efficient fabric mean Altura’s Attack Waterproof Baggies make light work of the autumn rain and mud.

Altura Attack waterproof shorts – excellent soggy bottom preventer.

The devil – or perhaps the benevolent deity – is in the detail here. Altura have spent their time well in the research and development with these shorts. The React fabric is very waterproof and breathable. As well as being extremely light and comfortable, the Attack Baggy Shorts have some neat little touches that make all the difference.

There are unobtrusive elasticated Velcro adjusters at the rear which pull the waist in easily if required, and ensure a snug fit.

Effective waterproof zips keep the contents of your pockets dry.

The two water resistant zippers provide excellent protection for the contents of your pockets. They kept out torrential rain on recent coastal ride and they are deep enough to hold your cash and keep your hands warm off the bike. And the cash was still dry.

We have worn the Attack Baggies over Lycra cycling shorts and found that their lightness belies the protection they provide. Both the seat and inside leg areas are well reinforced and are wearing extraordinarily well considering the crud that’s determined to block the pores in the membrane. Copious amounts of post ride hosing and washing (following the manufacturer’s instructions of course) seems unable to stop the Attack Baggies from doing an excellent job.

The rear waistband adjuster makes pulling the Altura Attack shorts in a cinch.

I wore a size medium on my 32inch waist but sizes range from XS through to XXL.

Verdict

The Attack Waterproof shorts’ price is reasonable for the excellent build quality and highly durability. Light and airy enough for wet summer rides, the Attack Shorts offer up plenty of soggy bottom protection from the winter crud. An extremely comfortable and effective investment for year round protection.

Pro

Light
Durable
Comfortable
Very waterproof

Con

Price: £59.99
More information: Altura Attack Waterproof Baggy Shorts

Altura Attack waterproof shorts official portrait.

What Altura says about the Attack Waterproof Baggy Shorts

Waterproof, durable and highly breathable, React™ 3 layer fabric
Breathable in excess of 20,000g/m2/24hr
Highly durable, reinforced crotch panel
Zipped hand pockets
Dark reflective trim
Compatible with Attack braces

  1. Doug Smith

    Call me crazy – but I’m looking for eVENT fabric in shorts with Cargo pockets. Significant head Injury has stopped my cycling but I still an “Ideas Man” ( see movie called The Castle ) Have an eVENT jacket but it just gives me a wet crutch, and long trouser legs could trip-hazards>

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