Animal Crank women’s soft shell shorts review

Soggy bum prevention

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £60.00 RRP | USD $106.00
Animal Crank Women's Shorts

Our review

Pop a pair of padded shorts underneath and hit trails in style
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These stretchy, breathable softshell shorts, designed for female riders, have a water-repellent finish that makes mud splats just fall off. Well worth a look if you’re not afraid of a bit of mud but want to shred in comfort.


Although they’re not fully waterproof, they really keep you comfy when the trails are heading towards the soggy side.

The great cut keeps your lower back covered and doesn’t pull tight over your knees. Velcro waist tabs provide a customisable fit, and there are vents at the legs to keep things cool.

A DWR coating keeps water at bay. The print is pretty in a tough sort of way, and there’s a secure zip pocket for your lip balm/tea money, too.


Sizing is vast, so try before you buy. The rubber tabs on the adjusters grabbed at jerseys and spoilt the shorts’ otherwise svelte lines, and a padded liner isn’t included.

Product Specifications


Name Crank Womens Shorts
Brand Animal

Clothing Sizes Available 10 12 14 16 8
Manufacturer's Description The women's cut Crank soft shell shorts are perfect for riding in rain wind or shine. Look great with unique Animal styling in town and on the trail. With the soft shell you get great movement and flexibility while still offering a DWR outer coating to keep you dry should you get caught out in a spring shower. These shorts also offer great breathability to keep the air moving and stop sweat build up. Cinch waist adjusters keep everything in place and the seamless gusset make sure you're sitting comfortably
Available In (Mens/Womens) Womens