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Anyone used rainlegs?

sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
edited May 2010 in Commuting chat
Not specifically for commuting.

I was cycling off to dance last night and while I had a handy little waterproof on top (thanks LIDL), my legs were pretty wet.

It was coming down much harder on the way home, and my trousers became sopping wet - but I don't mind riding in the rain - sometimes I just can't be arsed with all the changing clothes malarkey when I'm just off to socialise.

So, has anyone used these? Or actually had any luck with decent waterproof trews? ... 360021879/

(remember, this is for short social rides into town, not long proper ones to a place of work with change/shower facilities)


  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Rainlegs are great! They are compact, un-sweaty and they really do work. Far, far better than waterproof trews, but you do need full 'guards.
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Got guards :)

    And rode home without a waterproof top on (mostly uphill) - I don't mind the wet, really, but it's distinctly uncomfortable when your trousers stick to your legs in that sopping wet manner... ick.
  • SailorchickSailorchick Posts: 202
    I've got rainlegs and I'd also recommend them.
  • Hugh AHugh A Posts: 1,189
    I have some too and they work pretty well. Not sure if it is me but I often get one of the straps caught under the saddle when getting out of it. Doing this on a few long rides has led them to delaminate a bit so now not so waterproof.
    But they are pretty good at stopping trousers sticking to your legs - particularly uncomfortable when going up that hill to Totterdown
    I\'m sure I had one of those here somewhere
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Oh, I still have Totterdown on the location! Ta.

    I'm now in Redland again after a couple of years down in the south side - tbh I think I've drawn the short straw hill-wise...
  • pastryboypastryboy Posts: 1,385
    Can't see the benefit of those over just using waterprof shorts.
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