Despite the name, the Alturas aren’t too baggy and are relatively short in length, with a mere 10in inseam.
They’re a good-looking cut and are available in three trail-friendly colour combinations. The material is lightweight and breathable, and there’s the same attention to detail as with the three-quarter lengths at the waist, with two press-studs, belt loops and Velcro tabs for a comfortable fit, though it’s slightly tight round the waist. Stowage space is covered by two relatively deep front pockets and two Velcro-tabbed side pockets. The inner short has a mesh lining and the chamois is complete with channels to help with ventilation. All good stuff. Our only disappointment was with the pad itself – although comfortable, it was rather large and nappy-like, and has yet to settle down after several rides and washes.