Waterproof Trousers for Cycling

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Mar 2013
7:59pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Kieren
If I'm just cycling, tights are fine & do a good job of keeping me warm. However sometimes on the commute getting soaked in the morning isn't te worst part - that comes when I have to change into cold wet clothes to cycle home.

I have a water resistant shell for my top half (Ground Effect: Flash Gordon). Water beads off that before eventually wetting through but it's breathable and keeps m dry enough.

I would like some cycling shell trousers. No padding needed but don't know where to start looking - any suggestions? Some ventilation would me nice. Maybe a pocket.
Mar 2013
8:06pm, 17 Mar 2013
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icemaiden
polaris-apparel.co.uk

I got a pair of these yesterday. no pocket though. Quite light and packed up small enough to go in the rear pocket of my cycling jacket. Long zips so easy to get on/off without removing shoes when raining (did that today!)
Mar 2013
8:22pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Velociraptor
OMM Kamleika waterproof kecks are fantastic.
Mar 2013
8:40pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Boab
Second that Vrap, which reminds me, I need to jacket to go with my trousers. Where did I see that offer again ;)
Mar 2013
8:43pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Velociraptor
Where indeed, Boab? Get in there, when it's gone it's gone ;)
Mar 2013
8:58pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Boab
I know, I know and I will.

Only issue with OMM trousers is that when you have come off your bike and the trousers suddenly develop a large hole or ten a d they were a gift from your mother in law, they become a very very expensive (couple of) trousrers!! ;)
Mar 2013
8:59pm, 17 Mar 2013
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eL Bee!
The trick with that one is not to come off your bike! ;)
Mar 2013
9:02pm, 17 Mar 2013
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Velociraptor
One of my pairs is duct-taped after one of my girls took a tumble out hill-walking while wearing them. The message I took from that is, "Don't lend your kids your good kit."

I find Montane Pertex windproof trousers good too. They're not waterproof, but they'll keep off a heavy shower.

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