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  • yetidave
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    Im looking for something i can ride in, but dont make me look like a stick insect in the pub… I’m 6ft5 with a 35″ leg length. Most trowsers which are xl are for people with big belly’s and still not long enough!. Are there any trousers about which work for tall thin folks?

    hilldodger
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    Endura Singletrack trousers seem quite long for their waist size, medium are just over 33″ inside seam (just measured mine) and comfy fit for 32″ waist, not sure how bigger sizes scale up but worth a look.

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    Altura trousers have an extending bit at the bottom of the legs, but the last few times I’ve bought them I’ve been underwhelmed by the trousers as a whole.

    james
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    .+1 underwhelmed by altura
    Last and only pair I bought were about the worst fitting trousers I’ve ever worn

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    Winter cruisers are long and have stirrups

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    on and on – Member

    Winter cruisers are long and have stirrups

    A quick Google would suggest that Winter Cruisers are tights, not trousers. 🙂

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    Not really, they aren’t fight fitting…. More trousery 🙂

    yetidave
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    humm, so there arn’t any good ones about then. I may have a look at the Alturas, think that the Enduras are going to be too short (by several inches!)

    Thanks

    Premier Icon ton
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    I have been wearing a pair of haglof walking trousers, that cinch in at the bottom, and a pair of regatta softshell trousers. comfy, slighty stretchy and dry in no time at all.

    yetidave
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    cheers ton, may have a look at those.

    hora
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    Impossible OP. You were riding trousers in cold or wet etc weather. As such you’ll look grimy/filthy in a pub. At least in dedicated cycling gear people will glance and think ‘oh a cyclist/thats why hes dirty’.

    Better to keep something rolled up/thin in a backpack etc.

    TooTall
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    They will just end up flapping around your thin legs and be really annoying. Stick with tights for riding. I tried both and sold the trousers pretty quickly.

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    I’ve got some Gore Bike Wear Fusion 2.0 Windstopper Softshell Trousers (large) and they are long enough in the leg. Prob worth trying a pair on?

    They zip off to shorts too.

    shermer75
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    I’m liking the idea of ‘trousers’ that are spelt the same way as ‘yowsers!’ I now want some ‘trowsers!’

    yetidave
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    Wow 13 posts before someone found the spelling mistake, poor show stw!

    Hora, always keep my cycle helmet under my arm/on the bar, knowone needs look at me in tights except mrs yeti. 😉

    TheBrick
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    Not off road but on road if I was going somewhere I’ve gone with walking trousers rolled up to just below knee hight light plus fours coupled with long socks. Comfy and you can look normal when you arrive!

    IanW
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    Wrangler Texas Stretch best cycling jeans available.

    rendo
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    look at http://www.swrve.co.uk. their softshell trousers are exactly what you require. i revert to these for the winter commute as the are office friendly. flexible enough for cycling. you might need a strap on the right leg as mine do get oily from the chainset.

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