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    Riding shorts for rainy season on the westcoast.

    What shorts do you guys use for the winter/rainy season? The Vancouver and Squamish area can be ridden all year round but expect to get soaked and covered in crap. I was thinking the Endura MT500 shorts? Raceface makes a winter pair of shorts but they're apparently not that great.
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    I have a pair of the Alpinestars Outrider WR shorts and they work pretty well.
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    I found the DWR on the RF didn't last very well and needs a refresh. This transformed wet riding for me. https://www.themudhugger.eu/shop/ The rear works amazingly well and if it's not actually raining, but just wet and muddy my ass will be the only clean and dry spot at the end of a ride.
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    I'm not too worried about getting dirty, it's getting a really wet ass. And with the ups and downs around here, riding out of the saddle (especially going down steep rocky trails), the back wheel is going to spray water and mud.

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    What is your price point?

    I have a pair of Norrøna Fjørå Dri3 shorts (and a few pairs of their regular ones). 3L with fully taped seam construction. Fit is almost same as regular versions, no stretch in the Dri3 ones. Side vents have very fine mesh lining. They seem to be doing the trick. Likely are warmer to wear than the regular counterparts, but that could likely be due to the higher humidity when riding with them.

    My dad has the RF ones and he hasn't had any complaints with them yet.
    Mavic and 7Mesh also have some all-weather shorts.
    Or get a proper wrap around rear fender for your bike. I have an SKS removable one but alignment is always an issue and an SKS X-Board

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    Thanks for the info so far guys. FYI, a wrap around rear fender is out of the question. We're talking about a full suspension bike and steep enough riding that I'm almost sitting on the back wheel.

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    I bought my Mudhugger from Lynn Valley Bikes in N Van. The guy at the shop used his on the shore and sold quite a few. They are out of the way and don't rattle. I don't know it's there except my ass is dry. I've got them on my Warden and Endorphin.
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    You're balls/taint could use some time away from the back wheel. Wraparound fender for the win

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    Im rocking some Alpinestar Manual, that have a pretty good DWR that mud washes off with the garden hose

    The fit doesnt work for everyone, but they work for me..long legs short torso

    Check out northshore bike store, as they are clearing them out

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    I got a Mudhugger fender as well. This is my second winter using it and It's awesome. Low cost, durable, easy to install and keeps your shorts clean and dry.

    Also keeps rear wheel spray off my dropper seal and my shock.
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    Riding shorts for rainy season on the westcoast.

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    The Mudhugger has almost eliminated bum mould for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    The Mudhugger has almost eliminated bum mould for me.
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    Leatt DBX 5.0 looks to have some pretty ace shorts on that other site.

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