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Waterproof tights?

chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
edited October 2013 in Road buying advice
I'm looking to get some waterproof tights as i'm having to work 32 miles from home for a month or so and don't really want to stop cycling if I can avoid it!

I have seen these:
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Endura-Stealth- ... _15129.htm

but they are pretty damn expensive!

anything similar out there or some very close fitting trousers would be ok, just don't like them flapping in the wind!
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  • racingcondorracingcondor Posts: 1,434
    They actually look like a pretty good option for commuting.

    The problem is that everything that I've found that's genuinely waterproof is also boil in the bag so after an hour on the bike you'll be soaked anyway and there's a good chance that you'll also be roasting hot. I'm with you though, I have one problem with commutingn in winter, putting wet kit on in the evening, shoes is bad enough but bibtights is another level of unpleasant.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Tried a pair on - complete boil in the bag and too restrictive to want me to cycle with any degree of effort, might be OK for a short commute but not a serious ride
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Castelli nanoflex tights are very good but have roubaix fleecy goodness to so can be warm on a warm wet day. I wore mine for a 100km audax along with a gabba and came out fairly dry. Would have been even dryer if I had had mudguards fitted!
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  • turnerjohnturnerjohn Posts: 1,069
    Gore Power 2.0 SO for when its really cold (stops wind chill) which not totally waterproof but near as .
    Or Gore Oxygens SO thinner material and better for when its milder . Your still going to get pretty hot though .
    Could try normal shorts with windstopper leg warmers and swap for normal ones when it warms up ?
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    I've got a set of Gore Contest tights and they are good for when its raining in my experience. They aren't fleece lined so don't get heavy when wet and don't take forever to dry either.
  • How about these? Not fully waterproof so won't save you from a proper downfall but it says they have a waterproof censored panel :D

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ltuzbbk305
  • dr2506dr2506 Posts: 8
    Been looking around for a pair myself and came across these. Seriously thinking about getting some.

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/2 ... tAodLx0A4A
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Tried a pair on - complete boil in the bag and too restrictive to want me to cycle with any degree of effort, might be OK for a short commute but not a serious ride

    ah, was kind of hoping that tights would be a bit less boil in the bag style! not too sure why!
    dr2506 wrote:
    Been looking around for a pair myself and came across these. Seriously thinking about getting some.

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/2 ... tAodLx0A4A

    they look quite good actually, I have a FUNKIER short sleeve jersey which was only cheap and i really like it so might be ok? just whether they are boill in the bag or not i suppose?

    hmmmm.....
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  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    dr2506 wrote:
    Been looking around for a pair myself and came across these. Seriously thinking about getting some.

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/2 ... tAodLx0A4A

    found them for the same price from an Ebay shop and i have a 10% discount code so might take a punt on them!
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  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    I bought these for commuting in Winter:

    http://www.ridebosh.com/mens_clothing/l ... nsert.html

    On the strength of a review I read here:

    http://road.cc/content/review/53804-rid ... hts-insert

    Unfortunately, I didn't get to try them out as the cut just wasn't right for me. Too long in the body/braces and not long enough in the leg. Quality seemed good though, much better than the DHB stuff Wiggle are knocking out for a similar price.
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