After almost two season’s duty as the winter riding shorts, the Altura two-thirds shorts are no more. After riding with Neil Mottershead prior to the Cape Epic last year I went out and found some Altura Night Vision over trousers. Reasonably cheap waterproof trousers, which had some convenient reflective piping just below knee length which meant they lent themselves to having the bottoms cut off quite well.
A cheap alternative to more expensive Goretex alternatives and fantastic with Roubaix Bibknicks underneath. They’ve been commuting essentials this season as well as being fantastic for offroad riding and keeping the grime at bay. Anyway the arse ripped out of them on the ride home on Monday so that’s the end of them. Not sure if I’ll try and get some replacements or upgrade to some Sombrio alternatives.