- MTB Long Trousers
What do people wear and what’s good, both in terms of quality and price. Bought some Regatta trousers after a friends recommendation and while they are decent and not expensive they’ve clearly been made for people with very skinny legs. I can’t bring myself to buy the proper mtb ones due to price, any other alternatives out there?Posted 1 month agoVan HalenMember
i have the boardman zip off ones to try trousers on teh cheap – they are surprisingly nice to ride in. They dont look the best quality but have survived BPW and plenty of local mtb stuff, dig days, welding in the van, walkign in the alps etc.
the leg zips are way too high to zip off as you endup with a massive gap to the knee pads but they help with putting pads on and pulling em up as needed.Posted 1 month agonickcSubscriber
I’ve got a pair of sweet protection ones, there good for the sort of warmish dampish drizzling weather that seems to be our winters these days. They’re not waterproof, but they do keep your legs clean and a bit warmer. One of the extra bonuses is that your shoes don’t get filled with nearly as much water, as the hem of the trousers sits over my winter bootsPosted 1 month agocarlosMember
I have some Madison Zenith DWR – they are good at what they do (keeping wintery weather out) but the fit is wrong for me – they seem too low cut at the back and don’t seem to want to stay in place around the waist.
they do keep your legs clean and a bit warmer. One of the extra bonuses is that your shoes don’t get filled with nearly as much water, as the hem of the trousers sits over my winter boots
I combat the low cut and issues with staying in place with a decent set of Sthil braces. Will happily buy another pair.Posted 1 month agoBoardinBobSubscriber
These are the business
I’ve got big legs and these fit perfectly. Fitted with plenty of stretch. Not waterproof but enough protection from the elements. Temperature regulation is also spot onPosted 1 month agofossyMember
I’d recon the £40 Decathlon walking trousers would do the job. Just bought a pair for walking in, and they are quite tight. The low waist is a bit of an issue on the bike, but I reccon they’d do the job. Seem to be fairly breathable and ‘wind’ proof.
I generally go with bib tights under my normal baggies in cold weather (being an ex-roadie) I’ve got a fair few pairs ranging from “full on” arctic insulated, to fairly thin.Posted 1 month agosharkattackMember
Came here to also recommend the Fox Indicators. I bought them on CRC with a voucher.
They’re my first trousers after riding in shorts forever and they’re an instant favourite. It’s like riding in weightless, silky pyjamas. They’re not insulated and they’re not waterproof so I don’t overheat and they keep your legs, pads, socks etc clean so it’s much less faf after a ride.Posted 1 month agohainmanMember
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00HZMHZEK?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_titlePosted 1 month ago
I’ve had a few wet muddy rides in these and they do a great job
100% waterproof and warm
Knee pads fit under them too
For the money they are perfectDezBSubscriber
I was gonna recommend Maloja, cos I got some troos a while ago and they’re excellent. Then I saw the price! £200!! https://www.bikester.co.uk/maloja-samadenm-freeride-pants-men-moonless-1031189.htmlPosted 1 month ago
So not them. Mine were a lot cheaper from Amazon (and slightly more colourful).ayjaydoubleyouMember
The hummvees aren’t badly priced, what they like when they get wet & filfthy, not too heavy?
Endura singletrack is what I have.
As they are fairly form fitting (but not skin tight) on the arse and thigh so its not annoying flappy cold and wet.Posted 1 month ago
They do increase in weight when wet though, its not a bead off surface. Biblically heavy rain likely not the ideal trouser; tyre spray from puddles/mud, drizzle and so on they are great.masterdabberMember
Being a roadie and newbie to mtb I’ve resurrected some old Clice and Alpinestars longs (and LS jerseys) that I used to use for motorbike trials riding. I’ve lost some weight since my trials riding days so bib shorts under these long trousers works well from a fit persective. They’re comfortable and the legs are a bit padded but not restrictive.Posted 1 month agodoomanicSubscriber
I’ve got Endura Singletrack trousers, Humvee 3/4 length trousers and ex-MOD GoreTex overtrousers. The Singletracks are from 2012 and seem to have lost any water repellancy they once had and have clearly shrunk in the wash. The Humvees were bought for the ClickFast liner when they were on offer and I’ve only worn them once; they have no water repellant properties what-so-ever. The camo GoreTex are great; waterproof and not at all not sweaty, but not particularly elegant. They also have a habit of riding down at the back if I move about on the saddle too much so some braces are in order.
https://www.revolutionrace.co.uk/ seem to get a lot of love on another forum I frequent but I have no personal experience of them.Posted 1 month agomalv173Subscriber
I’ve got a pair of the Decathlon Fast Hiking trousers that were about 40 quid. They aren’t waterproof, but they are very lightwieght (may not actually be a positive – I’m yet to take another tumble on tarmac), dry rather quickly, have two not very deep pockets (useful for stashing things briefly, not for riding with), and have a nice taper from reasonably roomy to slimmer at the ankle which has resulted in zero interactions with the drivetrain. They’ve got a windproof panel on the front also. I pop a pair of tights underneath for these colder conditions. I have been very impressed.
A neighbour of mine swears by the Keela Roadrunners though. If I have 80 quid spare at any point I might give them a go.
Oh, and I wear medium Endura Singletrack knee pads. They fit nicely under the trousers – plenty of wiggle room.Posted 1 month agoendomickMember
If you’re against buying mtb specific pants, give karrimor panther pants from sportsdirect a try for £25, the material is stretchy so you could even try sizing down, decent zipped pockets, not at all waterproof but I use them when it’s not raining. Good casual pair of pants to wear for all sorts of things.Posted 1 month ago
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