How old are your Ron Hills?
I reckon there are a couple of pairs here going on 20 years, my wife remembers them from 'before married' – a very long time ago, and they are worn at least a couple of times a week for over half of the year on bikes, running and in kayaks or under mountain trousers in the hills….. but can any one explain why they seem to shrink after 15 years!?! ( and no I am not any bigger)Posted 8 years ago
I have a pair from 1988. Small hole in the knee but still usable.
I have a pair (which I never wear cos they are white!!) which I got from the Ron Hill shop in Bolton about 1986.Posted 8 years ago
Not sure it counts as they have just been in "storage" as oppose to being worn.
Up until a few years ago I was running circa 70 MPW and mine still used to last years!bobloMember
Ron Hills are the best outdoor trews in the world – FACT!
Climbing, hillwalking, biking, running, dossing…. you name it, they do it. Yeah they look crap but who cares? £10 a pair and as said above, they last for years. Stretchy, comfy, quick drying and light. Beat that… 🙂Posted 8 years ago
But surfer, it is possible to have function and form, & not look like a tramp.
If you mean fashion, (as they do have function and form) then maybe. However he designed them for running and they are unsurpassed IMO for running when it is cold (not wet) The fact that they look stupid when you are standing around in them is neither here nor there.Posted 8 years ago
Its surprising that other manufacturers have not matched them for simplicity and price (around £10 online)
They do what they say on the tin. Typical of Ron Hill, a superb athlete.monkeychildMember
I think Ron Hills are a great creation. Yes you look stupid but I am sorry some of the blokes I see in the latest "fashionable cycle gear" look bloody stupid too lol. They do exactly what they are meant to and i happy with that. I think some people have some major insecurity issues and need to live the function over form dream 😛Posted 8 years ago
as they do have function and form
Everyon agrees they look crap.
Designed for running.
they are unsurpassed IMO for running when it is cold (not wet)
Ah ha! Decent bike tights (roubaix fabric etc) are warm when wet. I win!
You run in roubaix tights when it is not raining?Posted 8 years agoTi29erMember
I got mine out and they still fit!Posted 8 years ago
With the HH supaLifa Wear striped top, it sure takes me back, mostly to BAOR in 1983-87.
Not sure they're suitable to be seen on a bike but I rather like the idea that they should be worn with sandals. How about off-white sports socks too?
It's what every well dressed 45+yr old is wearing in town this weekend!BigDummySubscriber
IMO, there is a wonderful aesthetic into which Ronhills fit brilliantly well. It is not a fashionable one though, and is flattering only to people who look really quite tough, with odd, stringy walnut brown muscles, and have a 1000 yard stare, grey eyes and crow's feet.Posted 8 years ago
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