Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

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Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby NUKe » 21 Jun 2019, 4:13pm

https://www.corinnedennis.co.uk/traditi ... horts-1317

Anybody bought a pair of these ?
I have a couple of questions as I want to use them for recumbent riding
1 •double lined seat - does this mean that the Crotch area is just double thicknes of material and not a pad
2 How do they size up. are they close to your normal Sizing ?
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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby tatanab » 21 Jun 2019, 4:56pm

I have had several pairs. The material used changed about 3 years ago and is much softer.

1 - A single thickness of material with a thin fleece pad.
2 - I am 30-32 waist and find that small or medium both work.

The leg is not close fitting, so might be a bit breezy on a recumbent.

If you get some and find they do not fit, I am sure she would do an exchange very quickly.

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby PH » 21 Jun 2019, 9:28pm

I tried a pair on at York Rally a couple of years ago. I'm a bit of a fan of CD stuff but these didn't suite me, mainly because I found the leg a bit short compared to most modern shorts. I might have got used to that, but if you've already got tan lines it'll look a bit odd.
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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby John100 » 22 Jun 2019, 3:07pm

Had 1 pair. They tore by the padding without any provocation. Never happened to any other makes I've had. They're not cheap. I wouldn't go near them again.

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby Bmblbzzz » 22 Jun 2019, 3:47pm

I have a pair and find them very comfortable. I'm not sure which side of tatanab's redesign they fall but they match his description: single thickness with a fairly thin fleece pad. The pockets are well cut and in the right place for comfort while riding. Perhaps a little shorter than the current idiom but match the Madison touring shorts from the late 1980s I have.

I was going to say that in contrast to PH I'm not a fan of Corrine Dennis stuff but I realized I've actually only ever had one other item from them (a pair of 3/4s which were cut a really inconvenient length - cuffs dug into the top of my calves).

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby rmurphy195 » 22 Jun 2019, 11:35pm

Not used these, but they do look similar to the craghoppers Kiwi shorts that I wear in summer, and which Ive been very happy with
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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby ChrisF » 23 Jun 2019, 11:07pm

I was considering buying some of these last week, before my current trip away. I asked a question (about sizing) by email (as it was at a weekend) but got no reply. I phoned a couple of days later (during office hours) but only got an answerphone. So not very promising from a customer service point of view.
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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby NUKe » 24 Jun 2019, 11:03am

rmurphy195 wrote:Not used these, but they do look similar to the craghoppers Kiwi shorts that I wear in summer, and which Ive been very happy with

Good call there they look better than CD ones, for my purposes. I will Pop to Millets when I get chance.
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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby Bmblbzzz » 24 Jun 2019, 1:07pm

They look like a fundamentally different thing to me. The Craghoppers are unpadded, which might or might not be a factor for you, and they're cut for hiking not riding. IME anything in the lower pockets is going to bounce around on your thighs as you pedal. They might suit you and your purpose or they might not, but they aren't the same sort of thing.

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby LollyKat » 25 Jun 2019, 11:02am

My husband got some Craghopper Kiwi Pro shorts last year and is delighted with them. He always keeps his keys in a front pocket (with security chain attached to a belt loop) and doesn't seem to have any problem.

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby Bmblbzzz » 25 Jun 2019, 3:56pm

I was wearing my old Madisons at the weekend. Excellent comfort over about 11 hours and some bumpy tracks. The only problem is some stitching has started coming loose at the waistband - but they are over 30 years old! Maybe I'll wear the Corrine Dennises next w/e.

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Re: Corrin Dennis traditional touring shorts

Postby NUKe » 29 Jul 2019, 11:41am

I was in town at the weekend, and decided to pop into Millets to see if they had any crag Hopper Kiwi shorts. They didn’t but they did have some Berghaus walking shorts. Which ticked all my boxes, zipped pockets which are useful for recumbent riding, Velcro adjustment on the waste and legs, quick drying . With added bonus of Orange trim, which match my shoes and Boardman top (OK that’s a bit tongue in cheek).
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