Waterproof shorts are one of those items you never knew you needed but once you have them you can’t imagine what you did without them. The DTE waterproof short makes it easier to stay on the trails by keeping those sensitive areas dry no matter what the weather or trail conditions. To achieve this Madison utilized a fully taped seam sealed construction and an over knee length. The waterproof fabric is optimally zoned for durability a 2.5 layer fabric is used for the the top panels, with a full 3-layer fabric on the rear panel, inner thigh and knees to avoid excessive wear. Double and triple needle stitching in all the right areas and a simple pop stud faster adds to the bombproof construction, with pre-shaped legs and articulated knees give a great on the bike fit. The fit can be dialed in easily with hook and loop straps on the waist to hold the shorts firmly in place, the silicone gripper on the inside waist panel prevent them sliding around.