Altura Semidry 3/4-length baggy shorts review

Semi-waterproof all-rounders

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £60.00 RRP | USD $95.38
Altura Semidry shorts

Our review

It’s a wonder no one thought of this light, semi-waterproof design before. A real all-rounder
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Altura’s Semidrys are lightweight baggy shorts with waterproof panels down the back of the legs. That gives you the best of both worlds – protection from trail wetness but airiness for year-round use.


The front of the legs have vent zips for warm days, while the pocket selection is limited to zipped hip pockets. Fit adjustment is by way of Velcro tabs at the waist and at the bottom of the legs, while a double popper waist fastening is secure.

We found the fit to be very good, helped by the articulated knees, which sit naturally in a slightly bent position, and a well-placed stretch waist panel at the back.


Knee pad wearers may find space a bit tight, though. No liner is included – Altura sell their own separately but you can, of course, wear these over any Lycra shorts.

Product Specifications


Name Semidry shorts (10)
Brand Altura

Description * Highly durable construction with critical waterproof panels * Taped critical seams * Waterproof stretch rear panel * Rear waist adjusters * Double popper waist closure and zipped fly * Zipped hand pockets and leg vents * Articulated knees and leg opening adjusters
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black