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Good value tights

RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
edited November 2013 in MTB buying advice
Any recommendations for good value, good quality tights?
Im commuting 160 road miles a week in all weather plus a couple of good xc rides every week so they need to last

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  • If you can wait for the Aldi mtb gear to come roubd again then I would... great gear and proper cheap so you could buy a few sets.

    Failing that, you could try m&s.
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    If you can wait for the Aldi mtb gear to come roubd again then I would... great gear and proper cheap so you could buy a few sets.

    Failing that, you could try m&s.

    I got a pair of the Aldi ones recently - seem a bargain at £14. My local branch still has a few left, might be worth checking your local one.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,733
    If you want better pads get the Decathlon Btwin 5 or 7 range the higher the number the better the pad. Well worth paying a little bit more for the comfort.
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    The Coolmax pad in the Aldi ones is pretty much identical to those in my Endura 6 panel liner shorts.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Havent tried the tights from Cycle-clothing.co.uk, tights but the gear I have from them has been good quality
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  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    stubs wrote:
    Havent tried the tights from Cycle-clothing.co.uk, tights but the gear I have from them has been good quality
    Some nice bib tights on there, but as usual I'd need the M size inside leg combined with the XXL waist...
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  • BarteosBarteos Posts: 657
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  • broonabroona Posts: 414
    Thread in the roadies section, they look decent for twenty quid - viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=12945237
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    Decathlons bib tights are excellent, although I also have a couple of cheap pairs of karrimor leggings from sports direct that I use along with some Lycra shorts.
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  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    Endura, not the cheapest but last forever
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    I recently got a bargain pair of (non padded) Nevicas from Sports direct (about £12), that you could wear with your existing padded undershorts. Small opening at the ankle though, so may not fit if you have clown feet.
  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    I've got a couple DHB ones can't remember the exact names but one is their budget range and the other is the mid range one.

    Both are good value for the money but the pad is noticeably better in the mid range and little touches like zip quality and finishing is better and makes it feel much more premium.

    A friend has the Decathlon tights and again they are good for the money but he says the pads are better if you spend more money.
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    I rate Lusso. UK company and well made - they seem to last well. I have the Max Repel ones which are a cold weather item but I've been glad of them on many ocassions.

    Another option is to stick to undershorts & baggies & get some leg warmers. You can stow them & they add flexibility - can get thermal or regular.
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    passout wrote:
    Another option is to stick to undershorts & baggies & get some leg warmers. You can stow them & they add flexibility - can get thermal or regular.

    Got some great ones from Aldi recently for £6.99. Fleece lined lycra with silicone grippers, ankle zips and reflective highlights, if you venture onto the roads.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,839
    Not sure how cheap they are but mt Endura Thermolites do the job well and have lasted for years.
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  • oldbazzaoldbazza Posts: 646
    Barteos wrote:
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  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    Decathlons bib tights are excellent, although I also have a couple of cheap pairs of karrimor leggings from sports direct that I use along with some Lycra shorts.

    I have the regular karrimor shorts and they're awful, pad is useless and there falling apart...
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  • I use Karrimor leggings as well, have done for a while. Just pop some undershorts on. But I like them as they can be used for mountain walking and diving so I appreciate the versatility.
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    I bought some of the Btwin one's last year, sport 7 I think very good. I've also god some lusso unpadded ones from around 1997, still going strong.

    I had some giordana ones a bit ago, horrible.
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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    look out on ebay for some as i bought some funkier winter tights on there for 20 pound and they are very nice quality.

    I will just wear them for riding to work, i have some attack x mtb trousers for weekend rides or when its really bad weather.
  • I got some from ProBikeKit. Fleece-lined, nicely padded and water repellent. Not waterproof as such, but the only bits of me that weren't soaked and cold after the Lake District Monster miles (110km in mostly rain) were my legs. So they did a great job.
  • I bought these a few weeks ago at £11.99, but seems that they've gone back up to full price now. May not be padded enough for what you're looking for:

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/reinforced-t ... 81424.html

    I also read somewhere that even the Muddyfox shorts and tights sold by Sports Direct are ok and v cheap!
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    McNab_79 wrote:
    I also read somewhere that even the Muddyfox shorts and tights sold by Sports Direct are ok and v cheap!

    Problem with those is that they have a crappy foam pad that's neither use nor ornament. It'll be useless as a pad on its own, but make them too bilky to wear with proper padded shorts.
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