Women's waterproof cycling shorts

A wet bum is never fun, but it's one of the problems mountain bikers face, particularly in the autumn, winter and spring. In the UK, the trails are wet more than they are dry, so a good pair of waterproof cycling shorts are an ideal addition to your kit wardrobe.

Finding women's waterproof cycling shorts isn't easy - there just isn't the range out there currently, compared to what's on offer for men. But we've done some digging, and found 6 great MTB rain shorts that will keep your derriere dry and comfy as you ride on through the inclement weather.

1. Vaude Women's Spray II Shorts

Windproof and waterproof with an adjustable waistband and reinforced seat.

Sizes: 34 to 44 European sizes

More info: Vaude

Price: £65

2. Madison Tempest 3/4 Women's Shorts

Waterproof shorts with taped seams, a longer length, and stretch paneling. Read our full Review: Madison Temptest 3/4 Women's Shorts.

Sizes: UK 8 to 16

More info: Madison

Price: £59.99

3. Vaude Women's Tiak Shorts

Another waterproof offering from Vaude, these pack down to a small size, and are perfect for keeping off back spray, light rain, or for keeping in your bag in case of emergencies.

Sizes: 34 to 44 European sizes

More info: Vaude

Price: £75

4. SCOTT Sports Trail MTN 10 Rain Women's Shorts

Made with 3L DRYOSphere fabric, these waterproof shorts have an adjustable waistband and hems.

Sizes: XS to XL

More info: SCOTT Sports

Price: £65 Available through your local SCOTT dealer

5. GORE Alp-X 3.0 GORE-TEX Active Lady Short

Lightweight and packable waterproof shell shorts from the renowned waterproof fabric company. These look like quite a slim fit, so you may want to go up a size.

Sizes: XS to XXL

More info: GORE Bike Wear

Price: £129.99

6. Maloja Women's GoreTex Waterproof Shorts

We spotted these at the Eurobike trade fair, and they look awesome. They're still a mysterious product however, as we don't know whether they'll be on sale in the UK. Cross your fingers!

Sizes: TBC

More info: Maloja

Price: TBC