For wet-weather and winter riding, Nimbus are waterproof and breathable over-the-knee bike shorts to keep you dry and altogether more comfortable.
Nimbus uses a 3-layer performance fabric that is highly waterproof (20,000 hydrostatic head) and highly breathable (20,000 MVTR) and is treated with an environmentally friendly PFC-free water repellent.
As well as the hardwearing 3-layer fabric, the seat and inside leg are reinforced 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. And a double press-stud closure and elasticated Velcro adjusters ensure they don’t slip down while you ride.
Hydrostatic Head: 20,000mm
Face: 100% nylon
Backer: 100% polyester
DWR: PFC-Free C0
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.
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.
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.
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.
How It Is MadePFC-Free DWR
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.