Altura Attack 3/4 waterproof shorts review

Our pick of the bunch

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £65.00 RRP | USD $111.98
Altura Attack 3/4 shorts

Our review

Great, breathable performance at a bargain-basement price – what more could you ask for?
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Altura’s range of UK-designed clothing has some good stuff, and the waterproof Attack three-quarters are a highlight. They’re made from Altura’s three-layer React waterproof/ breathable fabric. On paper, it boasts impressive breathability – we’ve never found waterproof shorts demand as much airflow as jackets, but you’re not paying a premium for it here, so you might as well take it.

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They’re certainly more than adequate performers, and we had no clammy crotches. Inside, all the seams are taped, while the outside crotch panel is made of a heavier material to resist abrasion. Unlike some waterproof shorts, the Attacks have features you’d expect on conventional baggy shorts, such as side pockets and Velcro adjusters on the legs.

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Fit is good, with generous leg length that extends well below the knee, and well-shaped legs to minimize bunching around the knees. Shown in the picture are the optional Attack braces (£15 extra) that attach via adjustable Velcro tabs and convert the Attacks into semi-bib shorts that don’t rely on waistbands. It’s a good idea, but the broad, adjustable waistband was comfortable already.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Attack 3/4 shorts
Brand Altura

Description * Waterproof, highly breathable, Durable React 3 layer fabric * Pre-shaped knee panels * Highly re-inforced crotch panel * Stretch rear panel * Highly durable, reinforced seat panel * Leg width adjusters * Subtle reflective trim
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL
Weight (g) 319