- Recommend me … Commuting Trousers
A Christmas present for my brother, does a 3 mile ride to work on quiet roads, doesn’t want to go the full lycra but needs something other than his suit trousers.
Anything recommended? He’s 6’3″ with 36″ waist and most of the kit I’ve seen seems too short for the right waist size.Posted 1 year agobenp1Subscriber
I have some Long XL waist Montane Terra trousers. Black/Black. They’re quite subtle. The waist is too big for me but the length is great at 6’3 too. They would work for your brother, the bottom ankle hem clips together so doesn’t get caught in the chainring – I’m not selling them, I use them for riding with the dog in the evening when it’s cold, but it might work well for a little bike ride. They’re a bit baggy for riding, but they’re not too bad at all, very comfy and very hardwearingPosted 1 year agonedrapierSubscriber
Softshell hiking trousers.
I’ve got a pair of haglofs I picked up cheap. Bought them for iffy weather hiking, but they’ve been great for commuting. Cooler than cotton/denim, very breathable, but still keep the windchill off the knees. A lot more versatile than shorts+kneewarmerswhenit’scolder, and a lot more “normalclothes” looking too. Plus they’re still light and warmish when they’re wet, and they dry very quickly.Posted 1 year agoGavinBSubscriber
Showers Pass Rogue trousers? I’ve worn mine at least 3 days a week for well over a year now. They are a fairly slim fit, but long enough for me (6’3″, 34″ waist). Nice reflective details on them, showerproof (DWR finish) and hem can be clipped up to keep it away from the chain.Posted 1 year agoandysredminiMember
I have commuted pretty much every working day for the last 8 years and would recommend quantity over quality for a short journey like that. I have around 5 pairs of leggings (not lycra) and I keep a couple of pairs at work and some at home for those days when you get just as wet doing 3 miles as you would doing 20. Its great knowing you have dry clothes to put on for the journey home. I cant recommend any in particular but I use the Aldi ones which I bought not expecting much. They have been really good though and fit really well unlike their bib tights.Posted 1 year ago
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