Made From a stretchy, medium-weight soft shell material, Sombrio‘s N’Fluence shorts feature a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating that keeps drizzle and wind off your legs.
Sitting just below the knee on taller riders, the length is perfect when the shorts are worn with kneepads. Large zippered vents on the sides of the thigh meet with zippered hand pockets: large enough for good storage, but cut so that even when laden the load doesn’t swing around.
A zippered rear pocket is ideal for a wallet. The closure is taken care of courtesy of a zippered fly that meets with a popper on the waist, plus additional hook and loop for security. Belt loops complete the more casual/ freeride look, although we never felt the need to use a belt.
The cut feels great, and the seam-free crotch is comfortable and sits high enough to avoid snagging on the saddle.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.