Vulpine Men's Cotton Rain Shorts

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Vulpine's Cotton Rain shorts are tough, practical, beautifully cut and bristling with attention to detail - a very fine pair of shorts indeed. They are tailored for cycling and work well to protect against wet weather... and of course will have you looking super stylish when you arrive at your destination.

The legs are cut just above the knee and have a tailored classic fit rather than a school boy or quelle horreur slouchy look!

 

Technical information
Cotton Rain Shorts are made from Epic Cotton™ to ensure remarkable resilience to wear and washing for a tailored performance garment that will last and last. Fantastic against rain, breathable, comfortable and wind resistant. These shorts will see you through, whatever the weather.
 
• Made from the soft yet tough and very breathable Epic Cotton™
• Highly water and wind resistant
• Taped seams and cycling specific diamond gusset

Now what is Epic Cotton?

Nick Hussey from Vulpine explains:-

'When I began creating Vulpine I started looking for the BEST fabric for a rain jacket. Each manufacturer has an individual definition for 'best' performance. My best fabric would create the most comfortable stylish jacket in adverse conditions. It had to work, and last. Quality and performance.


Most comfortable does not mean the most waterproof. No matter what the marketing tells you, here's an industry secret (and I've no agenda here, because I could have chosen whatever fabric I wanted): There is NO ideal fabric that can be both perfectly waterproof and breathable. Its a two way system. You have a sliding scale between point A, where no rain gets in, and point Z, where no sweat builds up inside. Higher quality fabrics improve the compromise considerably, but lets be clear, its a compromise. The Perfect Waterproof and Breathable Fabric is a marketing lie.


Ever noticed how you buy a really expensive waterproof garment and you still get wet? Its not because its rubbish at stopping water get in, its because you're sweating so damned much it has nowhere to go. So you get wet from your own perspiration. Then bacteria break the sweat down and you stink. Yack. ....Not with Epic Cotton.


Why Epic, and what is it?


Epic is a process of applying a technologically advanced silicon treatment developed over years and many millions of dollars. The yarn is extruded through the Epic treatment, leaving a microscopic layer of silicon on each thread. It is then woven and retreated. The fabric is then tested many times before it leaves the factory. It takes months to even make the fabric, let alone a garment. That's why our Epic garments have taken so long to restock.


This process is completely different from a 'DWR', where an entire fabric or garment is dipped into a coating. This is a common, cheaper way of proofing garments, but it rubs or washes off. Epic does not. It lasts the lifetime of the garment, or specifically 200+ washes. The Epic treatment is part of the (excuse the pun) very fabric of the garment, rather than an outer layer, so it stays.


Epic can call itself "waterproof' (actually a legal definition), but because we don't tape the seams of garments with plastic (reduces breathability) we cannot, so ours are 'showerproof' or 'water-resistant', which in our case means "really well proofed against water and wonderfully breathable, but there's not enough space or time to go into this much detail".


Any owner of a Vulpine Original Rain Jacket or Harrington Rain Jacket will tell you of the pleasure of seeing water droplets sit on Epic Cotton before reaching a large enough size to fall or slide off. You can go out in a storm and simply shake the jacket off before entering a building. It'll look almost unworn.


The jackets have received incredible reviews in our first year:


"The details are impressive and it is my current favourite" - Editor's Choice, The Independent Newspaper's Best Summer Sports Gear (and only cycling garment chosen).

Top 20 stylish accessories for Winter - The Guardian, Weekend supplement.

"The Cotton Rain Jacket bristles with practical cycling ideas. All of which are very Impressive." - Tim Dawson, The Sunday Times.

The Vulpine Rain Jacket has to be one of the finest garments on the market - Brian Palmer, The Washing Machine Post.

"Made with rainproof cotton, the Vulpine Harrington rain jacket would be an ideal addition to any cyclists' wardrobe as it is ideal for commuting or going down the local. Features such as reflective cuffs and its magnetic buttons make Vulpine's latest creation a definite winner on a garment that looks as smart off the bike as on it. - John MacLeary, The Telegraph


The reception has been so wonderful we decided to make shorts and trousers from Epic too. It's stretchy but hold its shape and is tough, so its ideal for high movement and stress areas like knees and legs. Plus you can ride through a puddle, get covered in muddy water, and simply shake it off your legs or bum.


Its also not frightened of scrapes and brambles, so its a fantastic MTB and touring fabric. Epic is not flimsy. Think more comfortable than jeans, but as tough, if not tougher.

To tell you the truth, I'm really not a fan of that name...EPIC. Its a bit SHOUTY MARKETING. But its a trademark and it's awesome stuff, so heh.

The only other pitfall with Epic is you have to wash with a bit of care, but nothing out of the ordinary. Wash cool, without conditioner. Conditioner binds with the fabric, nullifying the Epic treatment. Luckily all you have to do if this happens is rinse it throughly and preferably tumble dry and its good as new.


But DO wash it regularly. Sweat and dirt will stop the Epic working. You might not notice because its very hard to make Epic smell. But bacteria will eat at all that dirt, like any jacket. You don't need to be afraid of washing Epic fairly regularly, in fact we positively encourage it for best performance.


The other great advantage of Epic is that its cotton. Cotton for a performance garment?? Firstly, it looks great. Its not crinkly, there's no static buzz and funny looks as you walk into the boozer. It cuts great for tailoring and gives a crisp, smart but casually stylish look. It will age like most cotton garments, losing a little colour as it is washed, so it looks great as it gets older and more used.


Epic Cotton is woven, its not a plastic sheet, so it naturally has tiny holes in it. So as you move the warm, moist, or rather sweaty air is pumped out through the fabric and out into the big wide world. So you stay comfortable and odour free. Luckily the way Epic works means that water tension on the fabric surface means that water doesn't enter. So it really is a great two-way barrier, letting warm moist air out and stopping cool wetness getting in.


And its windproof.
Stainproof (yep, that includes chain oil).
Anti-bacterial.
ECO-safe (cotton is natural and will eventually biodegrade and silicon is inert).
Quick drying.


All this adds up to our decision to use Epic Cotton. The best possible comfort in rain. The greatest style in its field. We could choose anything. You get the culmination of all that research. Check out the amazing reviews and enjoy. We're really proud of these garments. We literally can't make them fast enough"

 

Delivery status reports 

From the moment you place an order with Victor & Liberty, you will be kept informed of its status via email. All orders placed before 20.00 (8pm) UK time usually dispatch the next working day.  

Out of stock items

We aim to have out of stock items back and available within a week. You will see if items are out of stock on the website and you can keep informed of the item’s availability by using the ‘Email me when back in stock’ link on the item’s page. Or if you have any questions about an out of stock product then please get in contact. 

UK delivery 

Delivery is free on all orders using an economical Royal Mail service, which usually arrives within 48-hrs of dispatch. 

As long as you order before 20:00 (8pm) UK time, your item will be usually be dispatched the next working. 

Returns & Exchange Policy 

We want you to be totally satisfied with the products we supply to you. Victor & Liberty offer a 30-day returns policy for products bought on our website. 

Every order to a UK address includes a returns form and printed returns label (postage paid). Unfortunately we are not able to offer free returns on international orders; it will need to be returned at the buyer’s expense. 

If you would like an exchange or simply a refund, please indicate as such on the returns form and send it back to us with your returned item(s) within 30 days from the date of purchase. 

The right to return or exchange items does not affect your statutory right to cancel. 

When you return an item please consider the following: 

  • All tags and labels must still be attached to the item. If tags are removed, we will be unable to accept the returned item.
  • The item should be as new, unused and/or unworn (as applicable).
  • Please retain the original packaging and return items as you received them. We encourage you to re-use Victor & Liberty's outer packaging.
  • Retain your proof of return postage!

If you do have any questions about your return once it has been posted, please email info@victorandliberty.com. Please include the date the item was posted, which address it was sent back to, and the name it was sent under i.e. as much info as possible so we can get back to you quicker.

Important note for international returns: If you return an item please use your country specific customs information document. If not attached, there is a chance that the returned package will be refused entry to UK, and customs may send it back to you. Victor & Liberty is not responsible for incorrectly marked returned items, or any associated return import costs.

Worldwide Shipping 

Orders can be placed online for delivery to most international destinations quickly and easily. Shipping is a flat rate per order. When you create your account and specify your delivery address, the relevant shipping rate will appear during checkout. 

If your order is over £100 to Continental Europe or £150 for the rest of the world, delivery will be free of charge. 

Customs & import charges: Orders shipped outside of the EU may be liable for customs & import charges. Any customs & import charges are the responsibility of the recipient. For more information about whether customs & import charges applies to you, including the rate of charges, please contact your local customs authority. 

Where required by law, we will attach a customs declaration label on international orders.  

Estimate Delivery Times

Based on our experience, here’s an estimate for delivery times: 

UK / N Ireland  1 - 3 days (or next working day with Special Delivery)

Europe  3 - 6 days

United States  4 - 8 days

Canada  4 - 8 days 

Japan  4 - 8 days

Australia / New Zealand 4 - 10 days

Rest of the world  6 - 14 days

Delivery times from when the item has been dispatched (not from the moment you place your order). 

Warranty

All of our products have been carefully selected and quality of workmanship is high on the consideration. Understandably, on the rare occasion, stuff doesn’t work as good as it should. If your purchase fails to live up to expectation, then please contact us to arrange a warranty return. 

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