Scott Exit shorts£79.99

Lightweight baggies but slightly delicate

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Scott are one of the few bike brands to also do quality clothing and these Exit shorts are a great lightweight riding baggy – if slightly delicate.

The high-tech stretch fabric and multi-panel design means no builder's bum or crotch-on-saddle catch, and unlike many ‘Euro’ shorts they’re a good ‘just above the knee’ length too.

Instead of the usual external straps, the internal velcro waist adjusters are unobtrusive, effective and stay put while the zipped crotch vents keep your cobblers cool on climbs.

The shorts shift sweat and dry quickly, while the totally separate liner short is much more versatile than a stitched-in one. A matching shirt, windbreaker and gloves are available.

The all-round quality comes at a cost though, as the soft stretchy thigh front panels can snag easily on thorns or any Velcro they share the washing machine with.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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