waterproof cycling troosers

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Oct 2013
9:36am, 21 Oct 2013
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icemaiden
having got two wet legs this morning despite being trussed up in some cheapy troosers I bought for London 100 training - i.e. OK in an emergency or if very windy but as much use as a wet tissue in the rain, which brand of troosers do our more hardy Fetchies recommend for commuting? It is 40 mins each way in the rain, much less when dry! I did used to have a pair of Goretex walking troosers but I have lost them. Do I need to bite the bullet and spend another 100 on a new pair?
Oct 2013
10:32am, 21 Oct 2013
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Velociraptor
I have OMM Kamleika pants, which are properly waterproof, don't rustle, and have lasted very well, though they're a bit expensive. They'll withstand sustained and heavy rain and are my choice for when I expect to have to stay in full waterproof kit for an entire ride or run.

Montane Featherlite overtrousers are also excellent, and are lighter and cheaper. They weigh next to nothing and are easy to stuff into a cycle jersey pocket. They do need reproofing from time to time.
Oct 2013
10:48am, 21 Oct 2013
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Kif-Kif
I have a great pair but they were nearly £100 quid. Can check the brand when I get home. They are brilliant - you can wear work clothes them in torrential rain and be totally dry.
Oct 2013
11:02am, 21 Oct 2013
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daviec
I just wear shorts, and dry my legs when I get to work.
Oct 2013
11:06am, 21 Oct 2013
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icemaiden
V'rap - what size do you take in the Kamleika? Are they generous in the rear? I think my bum is bigger than yours and they are made for men.
Oct 2013
11:32am, 21 Oct 2013
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Velociraptor
I take the XS in the Kamleika and they're a good fit on me. To give a better idea, I measure 35" round the bum and 20" at the widest point on each thigh.
Oct 2013
11:54am, 21 Oct 2013
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Derby Tup
Slightly off-topic but perhaps relevent: how do you care for your OMM trousers Velo? Do you wash them and also what about re-proofing? (I have an old and tired but serviceable first generation smock which is in need of some tlc ;-))
Oct 2013
12:11pm, 21 Oct 2013
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Velociraptor
I wash my OMM kit in Nikwax Techwash, DT. It occasionally gets a whirl in some TX Direct if it's been rubbed by rucksack straps or scrunched up a lot.
Oct 2013
12:13pm, 21 Oct 2013
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Kif-Kif
I might do the same as davie if my journey didn't involve getting on train after getting soaked, etc. Can be an hour after getting soaked before I get the chance to do anything about it.
Oct 2013
12:30pm, 21 Oct 2013
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Derby Tup
Thanks Velo :-)

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