The Altura Nightvision Men’s Lightweight Cycling Shorts are a two-piece design that work for urban riding and those trips that don’t require the full-on lycra look. The outers give a decent fit thanks to an elasticated waist and, while they are ‘baggy,’ there isn’t too much material left to flap around. The inners, although a bit thin on padding, are barely noticeable away from the bike.
These shorts look like off-the-bike garb and have standard pockets, a zip fly, and a simple popper and button for securing them. In black (they’re also available in blue) they look smart enough for most casual environments, and the elasticated rear section fits well whether hunched over on the bike or walking around.
The zipped pocket is perfect for carrying valuables and, being part of Altura’s Nightvision range, there is a good smattering of reflective details on the rear of each leg too. 2022 Altura Nightvision Men’s Lightweight Cycling Shorts – side.jpg These shorts also include a lycra liner, with a thin pad that’s unobtrusive and still comfortable when you’re walking around. It’s thick enough for rides of five to ten miles, I’d say, especially if the surface isn’t too rough. It does depend on your bike a bit, too – anything too upright puts more of your bodyweight on the saddle, forcing the pad to work harder to keep you comfortable. A bit of chamois cream works wonders, though. The inners are attached by way of loops and poppers, and stay in place […]