A box of winter riding kit arrived on my door this morning. Amongst all the knee warmers, rain jackets and socks were these Platzangst "RAM" shorts.
Made from 100% PU coated Oxford polyester, the shorts manage to be both waterproof and breathable and are light weight despite their heavy duty appearance. An added bonus are the 6 zipped vents, 4 at the front and two on the back, great for the push back up the hill.
The "RAM" also comes with loads of useful pockets, exactly where you would need them, and an "uphill ticket" holder ready for those days in the Alps.
To keep things comfy there is an adjustable waist band with "Space Pads", sections of foam placed around the fleece waistline, and a large piece of covered neoprene to the rear to accommodate flex and stretch while pedaling.
The large size is perfect for a 33-34" waist, and they are long enough to cover the knees and knee pads too.
Check them out at www.rosebikes.co.uk as they are also on offer at the moment.
Sale price £46.45