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Waterproof Keks

PituophisPituophis Posts: 1,025
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Does anyone have any recommendations for decent waterproof over trousers that are fairly breathable?
I know you sweat in them all eventually, but just after something I can throw on when its raining before I set off :roll:

I have some fairly good endura ones from my mtb days, but they tend to rub the skin off my knees in warmer weather with shorts underneath! :cry:

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  • Try Rainlegs, they're a good compromise, dutch i think
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,192
    Gave up with so called waterproofs, i just mtfu and get wet. I make sure i have dry stuff at work to get into and dry wet stuff as much as possible before putting back on. PS skins waterproof, i tend to concentrate on windproof gear as cold is worse than wet.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • PituophisPituophis Posts: 1,025
    Cheers for that oxoman, a very informative and valid reply :D
    However as I am a little more of a wimp, I may sometimes be inclined to pass up on a ride when it is tanning it down as I am about to set off, unless I can stay dry for long enough to get out of visual range of my house (I keep my comfort blanket dry underneath my jacket - though it is getting rather smelly :oops: )

    Any other clothing suggestions are welcome though :roll:
  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,235
    I'm with oxoman. Up to a point. I'd suggest that, rather than trying to get waterproof leggings, I'd get some bib-longs, or even leg warmers, and wear them instaed. You can try 'proofing them with NikWax products if you like. But either way it stops the direct contact of rain on bare skin, whilst not restring movement or skinning your knees.
  • derosaderosa Posts: 2,819
    If you wan the best, then these http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/craft-act ... s-754.html really are the dog's do-dahs. Had a pair of these for two years now and have been well impressed.
    For as cheap and cheerful solution, Agu make some good value overtrousers.

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • PituophisPituophis Posts: 1,025
    Cheers chaps (incliuding oxoman :D )
    I can live with getting wet once I'm out, as there's no choice, but on a rainy evening after work I don't like having the option of wimping out because I don't want to start a 2 hour ride wet through :oops:
    I'll look at the suggestions.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I have some Endura ones that are fab. Just had a look but no info other than brand.
    Seem to remember they were not cheap (£50 maybe?) but have not had major breathability issues.
    To be fair my commute was only a few miles but then again I am mr sweaty lol.

    Have some el cheap Sportful ones that I can only use for washing the car or as overalls when doing bike repairs. Even then my jeans are pretty 'moist' from not being able to breath.

    The Endura ones have zipped and velcro cuffed lower leg so you can get on and off easily, and are really nice to wear.
    They are black and quite formal looking. Cut of, and with pockets like a pair of trousers.
    I actually miss wearing them lol, but I am going to be cycling to work again soon so won't be long until I do again.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,192
    Apologies if it came across insulting, its just that i found that unless i spent money i couldn't really afford the products on offer that i could weren't really any good. A bit like the rain jacket thing a lot are boil in the bag so you get wet one way or another. It might be worth considering Gore stuff as well received but beyond my budget currently. Ps i can live with getting wet when out, its putting wet gear back on after work i don't like.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Mudguards. I'd really not bother with waterproof pants.
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