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Men's Shorts Sizing
S M L XL XXL
Waist
Inches
CMs

30"
76

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97
EU 46 48 50 52 54
USA 36 38 40 42 44

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Waist - measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

Standard delivery to UK addresses is free over £29.


Next Day deliveries will be shipped same day if you place your order before 2pm Monday - Friday.


If you are not happy or have changed your mind you can return your unused product within 123 days of placing the order for a refund. Simply return it to us, free of charge, with all the original packaging.

Description

The Nimbus are waterproof baggies designed to keep your padded undershorts (and nether regions) dry in the muckiest and muddiest trail conditions.

  • Reliable and hardwearing 3-layer waterproof fabric
  • Reinforced double-layer seat for extra durability
  • Over-knee fit for to prevent knee pad gaps

A slightly soggy bum we can cope with. But a whole day of soggy bums… now that’s a different story. The Nimbus uses a 3-layer waterproof fabric treated with an environmentally friendly PFC-free water repellent. Reliably waterproof and highly breathable, they’re designed to keep your bottom half dry when it’s lashing it down and the trails resemble an extended succession of swamps.

As well as the hardwearing 3-layer fabric, we’ve reinforced the seat and inside leg with a double layer of material, providing protection from abrasive grit and another extra layer of waterproofing. If you need to let off some steam mid-ride, the zipped pockets are mesh lined to double up as vents.

The Nimbus sits higher at the rear to keep your back warm and protected from spray, even if your top rides up. And a double press-stud closure and elasticated Velcro adjustors ensure they don’t slip down while you’re riding. We’ve also chosen an over-knee fit so you don’t get any dreaded knee pad gaps!

Features

Key Features

  • 3-layer waterproof fabric for long-lasting, reliable protection
  • Reinforced double-layer seat for extra durability
  • Over-knee fit stops you getting gaps above your knee pads
  • Higher at the rear to protect your lower back from draughts and spray
  • Velcro waist adjustors to fine-tune your fit and prevent slipping
  • Double press stud waist and a zipped fly for a secure fit
  • Gusseted crotch for seam free comfort in the saddle
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Relaxed

Performance

Hydrostatic Head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000g/m²/24hrs

Construction

Face: 100% nylon
Membrane: PU
Backer: 100% polyester
DWR: PFC-Free C0

Weight

273g (M)

Origin: China

Sustainability and Product Care

Product Care Information

Caring For Your DWR
To keep your shorts’ durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash them regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your shorts wicking ability.

Washing Instructions
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.

Repairs
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Alpine Bond
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

Sustainability

How It Is Made

PFC-Free DWR
The Nimbus shorts use a completely PFC-free water repellent treatment (DWR) on their outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we've been working hard to get rid of them.

Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.