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waterproof biblongs?

ben-----ben----- Posts: 573
edited November 2014 in Road buying advice
In an effort to get warm feet I'm thinking of getting some waterproof trousers, for when it's raining.

Went out on Sunday, constant rain, with waterproof socks. Got wet, then cold, feet. Assuming the socks are waterproof, obviously the water ran down my legs into the socks.

What I'm after is some lightweight thin waterproof bib long tights. Not overtrousers. Cheap if pos. 30" waist. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,461
    The only thing I have found that keeps my feet warm is overshoes,even if you get wet feet which you will they still tend to keep your feet warm. Have used ski socks and sealskinz in the past but still got freezing feet in winter until I used the overshoes. Only other options are move somewhere warm and dry or stay in. Not really an option for me though, although tempted at times.
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  • snipsnapsnipsnap Posts: 259
    Lusso max repel.

    ace.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    I use the Lusso Max Repel bib longs, they are great bib tights but only water repellent, not waterproof. My Gore Oxygen So are a lot better, a lot more expensive

    The answer is winter boots. I use Northwave Artic GTX boots and they are amazing. I put a reflective band on the ankle strap of the boot and that seems to work.
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    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • Cheap, no. But the Castelli Nanoflex work brilliantly. But, you will need to find a way to stop the water running into your shoes.
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  • Cheap, no. But the Castelli Nanoflex work brilliantly. But, you will need to find a way to stop the water running into your shoes.

    Duct tape.
  • Thing is, with any water repellant type longs, they'll be good for a few rides and washes....then any water repelling qualities will be lost- even if you use a dedicated wash solution.

    Feet wise- thick Merino socks. At least when they get wet, Merino's ability to retain heat when wet should help. Pair of thin windtex type overshoes first, then a thicker pair of neoprene o/shoes. If your feet are still cold, you shouldnt be out :D
  • Not sure on if it would react but what about something like this...

    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/interior/ ... _1094.html

    I'm yet to try it on mine i hasten to add as i've only just thought of it!
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Endura Stealth Lite II bib longs are completely waterproof. I've got the mark ones that I'll be selling shortly as I've lost weight and I'll be getting the mkIIs.
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  • pedro118118pedro118118 Posts: 1,102
    I have the Sportful NoRain bib tights and they do a decent job of repelling water. By no means 'waterproof' though. Then again, nothing will be, unless you want to boil in the bag.
  • I've been using the nanoflex for about 3 months. Washed regularly. They still work. In fact they work better than the Gabba.
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  • I've been using the nanoflex for about 3 months. Washed regularly. They still work. In fact they work better than the Gabba.

    What do you wash the nanoflex with?
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I haven't found what you're looking for:
    Endura Stealth if you want to turn yourself into a sweaty mess - I tried a pair on in a shop once and felt clammy just standing still in them.
    I have a pair of Castelli Fluido Nanoflex - no longer made - which have a stretchy windproof membrane (unlike current Nanoflex) which is pretty good - will get wet-through in pouring rain but handles spray with aplomb. My go-to foul weather tights.
    Current Nanoflex shorts and legwarmers are OK in drizzle, but wet-through in rain.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Water proof trouser are a bad idea imo.

    I ride in the rain when its raing I do nto avoid it. My solution is not too water prrof myself but to stay warm.

    Northwave tights are not water proof but are warm even when wet they don't seem to get wet just by spary it take more than that a bit like monty don;s kit. Same goes if I wear shorts and leg warmers but the tights are warmer. I sometimes wear sealskinz socks but only with one set of shoes which are currently drying. To protect my feat I have found the northwave all weather over shoes are pretty good. They do keep my feet dry and are warm. Much better than the BBB's which are now in the bin as they have been used until they fell apart and never worked that well anyway. So that my solution.
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  • ben----- wrote:
    obviously the water ran down my legs into the socks.

    My feet used to get wet as my water-resistance tights worked too well, the rain beaded on them and ran down my legs into shoes.
    May sound odd, but the way I have found that prevents the rain running down legs into shoes, is to pull up leg of tights, put on overshoes then pull tights back down, so they are over the top of the overshoes, hence there is no chance of rain getting in the top of your overshoes.
    Hope this makes sense
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