Compared to other shorts the Shutts look simple. The coolmax Lycra continues into the braces and over the shoulders, and mesh on the lower back aids ventilation. The pad is excellent too. It has a complex multi-density, multi-thickness design and should fit your form and stay in place.
The expanse of Lycra extending into the bib makes for warm shorts too, making them ideal for a British summer or spring, though on the hottest days we felt a little cooked. We’d recommend the fit and comfort but if you want shorts for the continent then look elsewhere.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.