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Madison Zenith 4-Season DWR Baggy Shorts

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Product Description

The ultimate year round MTB short constructed using a blend of 3 fabrics.

Key Features:
  • A huge waterproof 3 layer rear panel keeps out any trail spray
  • The DWR fabric over the front of the short is a durable stretch fabric that will withstand all manners of abuse
  • Double faced stretched ripstop fabric over the knee is abrasion resistant to withstand trail rash when you bin it!
  • 2-way mesh backed zippers running up the length of the short allow you full temperature control
  • Boasting water resistant hand pockets and an ergonomic water resistant phone pocket, your essentials are well shielded from the elements
  • Silicone print in the back of the waist grips to your liner short to prevent any unwanted movement
  • Two pop studs and a chunky fly zipper add to the shorts bombproof construction
  • The built in waist adjuster allows you to dial in your fit
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Madison Zenith 4-Season DWR Baggy Shorts Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.4
out of 5
4.42
Build Quality
4.88
Performance
4.50
Value For Money
3.88

Customer Reviews (4)

4
Madison Zenith 4 season DWR Baggy Shorts
by Anonymous user on 13/03/2020

A very comfortable and well made pair of shorts. The build quality is excellent and there is many useful technical features. The waterproof rear section means you stay dry behind even in wet trail conditions. The large ventilation sections down the sides will be useful in summer and they have good zips that mean you don't get drafts in colder weather. There are also plenty of zip up pockets, that are useful on shorter rides when you're not carrying a rucksack.

A very comfortable and well made pair of shorts. The build quality is excellent and there is many useful technical features. The waterproof rear section means you stay dry behind even in wet trail conditions. The large ventilation sections down the sides will be useful in summer and they have good zips that mean you don't get drafts in colder weather. There are also plenty of zip up pockets, that are useful on shorter rides when you're not carrying a rucksack.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
4
Good all rounder
by Anonymous user on 23/11/2019

Good quality, great feel and comfy. True to size and adjustable waist. Only gripe for me is a bit longer than I would have liked

Good quality, great feel and comfy. True to size and adjustable waist. Only gripe for me is a bit longer than I would have liked

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Good but wrong sizing
by vahe a on 11/06/2019

If you wear L like me, you probably need to order XL. Returned it, although quality looked very good.

If you wear L like me, you probably need to order XL. Returned it, although quality looked very good.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Typical high quality Madison product
by Anonymous user on 05/10/2018

These are the second pair of Madison shorts I have purchased. The quality is superb, both are very nicely constructed. They have coped with a couple of falls with no obvious damage. Two minor niggles are the fasteners on the waist, which can snag on jerseys, and the slightly large fitting around the waist, but again, these aren't a huge issue. They are nice and long - I'm 6'1" and they sit below my knees. I purchased these shorts during the recent heatwave, and now it's autumn I've had a range of conditions to test them in. As expected from an all year short they were quite warm on the very hot days, they have long zip activated mesh panels on each leg which helped somewhat. On very wet days they did keep my backside dry, and again as expected the DWR-coated front did get wet through. They are great on colder days, and the nice length of the shorts definitely help. I will absolutely be buying another pair of these in the not too distant future.

These are the second pair of Madison shorts I have purchased. The quality is superb, both are very nicely constructed. They have coped with a couple of falls with no obvious damage. Two minor niggles are the fasteners on the waist, which can snag on jerseys, and the slightly large fitting around the waist, but again, these aren't a huge issue. They are nice and long - I'm 6'1" and they sit below my knees. I purchased these shorts during the recent heatwave, and now it's autumn I've had a range of conditions to test them in. As expected from an all year short they were quite warm on the very hot days, they have long zip activated mesh panels on each leg which helped somewhat. On very wet days they did keep my backside dry, and again as expected the DWR-coated front did get wet through. They are great on colder days, and the nice length of the shorts definitely help. I will absolutely be buying another pair of these in the not too distant future.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Madison Shorts Sizing

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Madison Shorts Size Chart

Use the Madison clothing size chart to find the best fit for you.

Men's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

Inside Leg

 

Inches

Cm

Inches

Cm

Inches

Cm

X-Small

34-35.5

87-90

26-27.5

67-70

32

81

Small

35.5-37

91-94

27.5-29

72-74

32

81

Medium

37.5-39.5

95-100

29.5-31.5

75-80

33

84

Large

40-42

101-106

32-34

81-86

33

84

X-Large

42.5-44.5

107-112

34.5-36.5

87-92

34

87

XX-Large

45-47

113-120

37-39

93-99

34

87

Women's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

To Fit Hips

 

Inches

CM

Inches

 

Inches

CM

Size 8

31-32

79-82

25.5-26.5

66-68

35-36

89-92

Size 10

32-33.5

83-86

26.5-28

69-72

36-37.5

93-96

Size 12

34-36

87-92

28.5-30.5

73-78

38-40

97-102

Size 14

36.5-38.5

93-98

31-33

79-84

40.5-42.5

103-108

Size 16

39-41

99-104

33.5-35.5

85-90

43-45

109-114

Size 18

41.5-44

105-112

36-38.5

91-98

45.5-48

115-122

Kid's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

To Fit Height

 

Inches

CM

Inches

 

Inches

CM

5-6 YRS

24-25

60-63

21-22

54-56

43-46.5

108-118

7-8 YRS

25.5-27

64-69

22.5-23.5

57-60

47-51.5

120-130

9-10 YRS

27.5-29.5

70-75

24-25

61-64

52-56

132-142

11-12 YRS

30-32

76-81

25.5-27.5

65-70

56.5-60.5

144-154

13-14 YRS

32.5-34.5

82-87

28-30

71-76

61-65

156-166

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Baggy Shorts Guide

 

Baggy Shorts Guide

Baggy cycling shorts are ideal for all sorts of cycling from mountain bike riding to urban commuting. While cross-country mountain bikers prefer lycra, most MTB shorts are baggy. As well as giving you a more casual look baggies offer a lot of practical advantages. The materials are tougher than lycra to offer protection from brambles or in case of a crash. Pockets are great for storing ride essentials. Cooling vents and waterproof panels help you to perform at your best in different weather conditions.

With such a wide range of MTB baggy shorts to choose from we’ve put together this MTB shorts guide to help you select the ideal pair of baggies for your riding style and budget.


Types of MTB shorts

MTB shorts are made for different cycling disciplines and seasons, with the style, materials and construction varying to suit. Trail shorts are made with midweight nylon fabrics. These are designed to offer freedom of movement on the bike and easy pedalling. Downhill shorts are made tough to offer more protection.

These shorts offer the same freedom of movement as trail shorts but are not as comfortable to pedal in. Urban shorts, designed for commuting, have much more subtle styling and will feature reflective details for night time visibility.

While most mountain bike shorts are designed to keep you cool on the bike, 4 season shorts are often made with thicker softshell fabrics. Wet weather shorts feature DWR coatings and waterproof rear panels. These are designed to keep you comfortable on the bike in winter conditions.

Baggy shorts guide

Fit

As the name suggests baggy shorts are loose-fitting. They still cut to fit the body, as want to avoid snagging on the saddle when you ride. These shorts are designed to be as close fitting as possible while being unrestrictive, so you can move freely on the bike. The front tends to be cut lower at the front and higher at the back to for the best on-the-bike-fit. Stretch waist bands are an essential and many shorts have a stretch panel in the rear for more comfort.

Using modern stretch fabrics, MTB shorts are closer fitting than they used to be. This means that you can pedal comfortably and move freely without your shorts flapping about as you ride. Reinforced or double layered fabric in seat area prevents wear for longer lasting performance.

Baggy shorts guide

Leg Length

For mountain bike trail riding you want shorts that are long enough to reach the top of your knee pads while you are cycling. Winter shorts tend to be a bit longer offering more overlap to keep water from running down your leg and underneath your pads. Taking it one stage further ¾ length shorts completely cover the knee.

For cross-country and urban cycling, you only need your shorts to be long enough to prevent any chaffing on the saddle while you pedal. Here short length is more of a style choice.

Baggy shorts guide

Padded Shorts and Liners

Like lycra cycling shorts many baggy mountain bike shorts include a chamois. This padded insert improves comfort when you are sitting in the saddle and is especially useful on long cross-country and trail rides. With baggy shorts the chamois is in a padded liner.

This is usually a removable liner short that can be swapped between different pairs of baggies. Look for a breathable chamois with antibacterial properties to keep your shorts smelling sweetly.

Also known as undershorts, padded liner shorts are available separately. Leg grippers are a feature to look out for. This will stop the undershorts from riding up your leg when pedalling. For the best comfort choose shorts with a good quality chamois pad. Look for undershorts made from highly breathable mesh fabric to prevent overheating. You can also use regular lycra cycling shorts as undershorts. These will have a good chamois but won’t be as breathable as dedicated liner shorts.

Baggy shorts guide

Cooling Elements

On hot days, shorts with cooling elements offer improved air flow around your legs to prevent you from overheating. Subtle mesh or laser cut fabric panels can be strategically placed to enhance the airflow all the time. Zipped vents can do the same thing. These add some bulk to the shorts but have the advantage that you can close them in cooler conditions.

Baggy shorts guide

Waterproof panels

When riding wet trails spray from the rear wheel will give you a soggy bottom. This is where waterproof panels come in. A waterproof rear panel will stop the spray from soaking through to your undershorts. Combined with regular fabric on the other panels, this gives you the breathability you need to prevent overheating when it’s not raining.

Full waterproof shorts will give you protection from spray and rain when riding in very wet conditions. Another choice is to go for a soft shell short with a water-repellent DWR coating. These shorts are warm and offer some wind and rain protection while still being breathable.

Baggy shorts guide

Pockets

Most baggy shorts have hand pockets, and many will also have additional pockets for storing your ride essentials. Zippered pockets give you extra security and waterproof pockets are great for keeping things dry on wet days. Pockets with mech lining can also double up as extra vents on hot rides.

 

Baggy shorts guide

Women’s Baggy Shorts

Baggy shorts for ladies will feature a women’s specific cut for a more comfortable ride. Women’s baggy cycling shorts have the same technical features as men’s shorts and are designed to enhance your ride in the same way. Women’s baggy cycling shorts sometimes have slightly shorter leg lengths although ¾ shorts are also popular with ladies.

Baggy shorts guide

Baggy shorts for road cycling?

While lycra shorts are most popular for road cycling, baggy shorts are a good option for more a more casual roadie look. For urban cycling look for reflective detailing to improve your visibility in low light conditions.

Baggy shorts guide

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

International Deliveries - Temporarily Suspended 30/3/20

Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be stopping all international deliveries until further notice. We will continue deliveries to the UK, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey.

If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service Team. The best way to contact us is to use Live Chat by clicking the widget at the bottom right of your screen.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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