POC Consort MTB Dungaree review

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Dungarees for mountain biking? Yes, that’s a thing. Chief overall wearer Hannah tests out the POC Consort MTB dungaree.

Brand: POC
Product: Consort MTB Dungaree
From: poc-sports.com
Price: £450.00
Tested: by Hannah for 2 months

Three things I’d change

  • The colour – something less staining would be better.
  • The price – I could live with losing a few features to save a few quid.
  • The bum – I want these to last for ever, so some extra reinforcement against grinding grit would be welcome.

Three things I loved

  • Being the right temperature all over – no cold legs sticking out, or cold draughts getting in.
  • The cut of the legs is spot on (for me).
  • Getting to wear dungarees even more often. Down with waistbands!

I’m not sure which I hate buying more: shoes, or trousers. Get shoes wrong and you end up with two receptacles for your feet that rub and hurt, cost quite a lot, and can’t be returned because by the time you’ve discovered they hurt you’ve already worn them outside. Trousers don’t usually make it past the till, because there are so many ways in which they won’t fit: too short, too tight in the hip but too big in the waist, too tight everywhere, too low in the bum, too tapered, too flared. Don’t go shopping with me. You’ve been warned.

Demonstrating dungaree qualifications.

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Review Info

Brand: POC
Product: Consort MTB Dungarees
From: pocsports.com
Price: £450
Tested: by Hannah for 2 months
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  • POC Consort MTB Dungaree review
  • Premier Icon sillyoldman
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    They’ll be on SportPursuit in no time.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Looks like a POC/brant collab.

    I’m out.

    Premier Icon AJT
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    I really like the idea.

    Bit more flexibility than an all in one, plus can wear the jacket of your choice.

    That being said the price is literally insane. It’s more than a fully D30 suit of armour!

    Gucci.

    Premier Icon malv173
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    Great review!

    From my limited experience of bib shorts, having shoulder straps is definitely a positive thing. Not having to worry about things slipping down is nice. The lack of a waist band is also a liberating feeling.

    Not a cat’s chance in hell would I consider paying RRP for them though. Let’s hope more reasonably priced options do make their way to market.

    Premier Icon brakestoomuch
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    I agree on the need for a different colour, specifically blue. Never mind Red Bull Fox Hunt, Singletrack Super Mario Hunt is the event we’re all waiting for.

    Premier Icon Pete Thomson
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    Waterproof dungarees are awesome for a sloppy ride, but at 20 times the cost of my current ones.. I’m out.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122216992919

    To fix the cold feet, wear knee length sealskinz under these & the water can’t get in. Don’t worry about waterproof shoes (they take too long to dry).

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Who actually buys POC stuff anyway?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    A valid point Al.

    I bloody love my aussie grit bib shorts (not calling them baggies, cos they aint), lycra bib from waist up, inners, and outer shorts with a tidy wee phone pocket.

    Trouser length versions of those, please.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Great idea. Waist bands are a bane for me and bum sizing is always difficult, consequently I have more than one set of braces for outdoor gear. These would sort that.

    But yes no tough nylon reinforcement on the arse is a major oversight.

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Looks like a POC/brant collab.
    😂

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    @molgrips can you recommend a nice light pair of braces? Preferably not steel grips on them? For hillwalking trousers.

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    As a connoisseur of photos of ladies in dungarees I vote that these are fit for the bin…..

    Premier Icon titusrider
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    I’ve got some, bought 3 months or so ago (I didn’t pay anything like full price)

    Some further points:
    – agree a lot on the colour, stained bum and I don’t want to run them through the washing machine every ride as that will reduce the waterproofing.
    – one of the zip pullers snapped on me, the phone leg pocket one that you want to use all the time!
    – my seat fabric is already looking stretched out of shape/worn as Hannah feared might happen

    They are great fun though, really good temperature regulation and cozy dry feeling most of the time. Agree with the general summation of the review, nice but some issues and not worth nearly as much as they cost!

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Well Hannah I suppose at a pinch you could press them into service for skiing, ice climbing and North Sea trawlering to get your money’s worth.

    Premier Icon haromtb18
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    £450! I’d want a ‘Tested in Space’ label for that money. They certainly won’t be selling like ‘hot cakes!’.

    Premier Icon Del
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    Who actually buys POC stuff anyway?

    their pads are pretty popular in the circle of riders i hang with anyway.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I’m a huge dungarees / salopettes outdoors fan. I started in sailing, where a nice pair saw me warm and dry on boats. I’ve used them winter walking, where no drafts is brilliant but you can strip off to cool down on the top easily. Open canoeing – same as sailing, nothing comes close for function.

    I’m therefore open minded on those.

    However, £450 is crazy, the colour is ill thought out and Hannah’s concerns seem spot on.

    🤔

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    @nobeerinthefridge I’ve got these

    https://www.rei.com/product/637364/chums-heavy-duty-suspenders

    They’re alright, nice and stretchy, clips usually stay on and are plastic. The only downsides are that the clips are a little bulky which might be uncomfortable if your rucksack sits on them. This can be mitigated by spacing them a bit wider than you normally would. The only times the clips have come off is when my rucksack or Camelback has caught on the little lever and undone it.

    I think REI ship to the UK these days.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Who actually buys POC stuff anyway?

    People with SportPursuit logins. I have a ski helmet/goggles of theirs and it’s v nice stuff but was expensive even at sale prices.

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    I have burton dungarees for snowboarding. They are aces. I didn’t pay £450 for them either.

    Premier Icon halifaxpete
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    Wear decorators overalls all bloody day at work as a result shoulder straps annoy me (skin tags to prove it!) Not a chance especially at that money.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    @molgrips, cheers, I’ll have a look. Only discovered REI on a work trip in Nevada a few years back, I could’ve spent weeks, and an annual salary, in there!.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Yeah I have done pretty much. When the exchange rate was 2:1 and I was a contractor… those were the days.

    Premier Icon David Donnan
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    I have been using these braces for the past couple of years (mostly on Endura and Fox riding trousers but use for shorts too sometimes). They stop the trousers sliding down off waist and have completely cured the baggy arse syndrome (i.e. catching the crotch of trousers on the saddle). Because you no longer need to cinch up the waist tightly and therefore (for me) mean much more comfortable riding.
    Plastic clips, wash well and are quite broad. Don’t even notice them when riding.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    I’ve used them winter walking, where no drafts is brilliant

    Not doubting your experience but the article pic looks a bit looser than I’d expect. Cold arse material IMO. I like having a warm back, that looks mega draughty.

    Which brings me to my second point, any mud flung up is going to go straight inside. So now I’ve a cold arse and it’s dirty to boot.

    I’ve worn salopettes that way before too, you only do that once.

    Anyway, that’s by the by, nothing to stop you wearing a top over them (and it’s a review shot, kinda need to see the product). I get the comfort argument, bibs are better, but the price is just… …wow.

    Premier Icon feed
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    £450! I’d want a ‘Tested in Space’ label for that money. They certainly won’t be selling like ‘hot cakes!’.

    But when they go on sale at £200 people will snap them up, forgetting that they’re not worth £200 either. If I was offered a free pair I’d pass.

    What were they thinking with the colour, Some of those photos have a dodgy Sat night Vindaloo look to them.

    Premier Icon Kayak23
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    A group of STW-ers recently in Llandegla carpark.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Is this the most Hebden Bridge piece of MTB clothing ever created?

    at 20 times the cost of my current ones.. I’m out.

    I was actually half-tempted but they only come in really big sizes?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Who actually buys POC stuff anyway?

    i see a certain mleh alumni in it quite a bit, but then I guess he’s not paying for it…

    Premier Icon dmorts
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    As an idea these are great, my kids have similar. The RRP is insane though

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    I was actually half-tempted but they only come in really big sizes?

    Aha. I reckon they have mixed up waist and chest measurements @chakaping
    Would you agree?

    I went through the same thought process as you but can’t imagine highly fit, trained soldiers having 40″ waists!

    Cam you confirm @ceept ?

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I like the Demonstrating dungaree qualifications animation.

    I’ll wait till Rapha bring out a set 😉

    Premier Icon Jay
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    I have and have had a lot of POC stuff. Helmets, pads, gloves, jerseys etc.

    They are usually a bit pricey, but this is taking the mick really. Over £400 for a effectively a pair of waterproof bib tights – but looser. That is a rip-off.

    Premier Icon Pete Thomson
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    @thegeneralist I’ve had mine for ages. The title on the eBay advert was:
    “Genuine German Army Waterproof Trousers (Goretex) Bib and Brace Flecktarn Camo
    Super Grade ⋅ 52 Large W-87-94 cm IL-75 cm”

    Which I think works out at 36-38 waist. I’m normally a 36″, so they are about true to size. They are not tight fitting, plenty of space for 2 warmer layers, pads etc underneath. Because they have shoulder straps, a saggy crotch isn’t an issue.

    When I get home, I just hose myself down when washing my bike, then leave them & a jacket to drip dry in the garage & walk into the house clean.

    Premier Icon DB
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    The bike industry really do have a sense of humour when it comes to pricing, that or they are pulling our dungarees pants down.

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    POC kit always has POC in huge letters just to let everyone know you are stupid enough to pay for POC.

    Premier Icon Ben
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    @ceept Just ordered a pair of those German army waterproof trousers. As you say, at a 20th of the cost seems like a bargain. Just hope they’re not Captain Mainwaring size!

    A group of STW-ers recently in Llandegla carpark.

    Is that Mark on the right?

    I like the Demonstrating dungaree qualifications animation.

    Agreed. Needs a warning though in case anyone is epileptic..

    Premier Icon johnjn2000
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    I have been using these braces for the past couple of years (mostly on Endura and Fox riding trousers but use for shorts too sometimes).


    @david
    could you post a link for those braces, for some reason it keeps coming up as a kindle warning when I click the image. Cheers

    Premier Icon johnjn2000
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    This does the same thing but better, colour choices (but weirdly they also have a sand coloured version) and cheaper, solid arse piece on it as well. Linky Link

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