I’d like to get some new riding trousers for commuting in. Trouble is, my waist is typically size M while my legs are more length XL. Every company I’ve found that makes riding trousers seems to think that leg length is proportionate to waist size, so offer me either half-masts or clown pants.
Altura trousers have adjustable leg length via a little drop down bit at the end of each leg, but (a) Altura only seem to be offering waterproof trousers and overtrousers these days, whereas I just want regular riding trousers, and (b) their quality has been pretty poor in the past.
Can anyone suggest any alternative trousers that may suit?Posted 3 years ago
Like baggy shorts, but trouser length. 🙂
Windproof and generally durable is nice. Pockets are necessary. The early versions of Altura’s Attack trousers were about the most suitable I’ve managed to find.
A quick look at the Rose Bikes web site suggests it is perpetuating the one-dimensional sizing of riding trousers. 🙁Posted 3 years agog5604Member
These are great and the legs are stupidly long:Posted 3 years ago
I’ve lasted this long without succumbing to baggies over longs, I don’t want to give up now!
The Rogue pants would still require that I get the XL size to get the leg length. That’s better than some but still one size or so too large at the waist. I’ll give it some more thought.Posted 3 years ago
cinnamon_girl – Member
Plenty of windproof ladies ones at Rose Bikes, there’s normally more mens clothing than ladies. Is confused.
It’s not that Rose Bikes doesn’t sell riding trousers, it’s that they’re sized S-M-L-XL-XXL-etc. If I want a long leg I have to get a big waist. It would be nice to get some riding trousers sized like normal trousers – available in a variety of waist size/leg length combinations.Posted 3 years agooffthebrakesSubscriber
I’ve been very impressed with Endura Zyme trousers, although they are not remotely baggy. Look very much like normal trousers, if not quite office-wear.
Seem to be pretty robust too, no signs of wear after a year even though I don’t normally find Endura stuff to be durable.
C_G, they might well suit tall and slim, I’m 5’10” and 10 stone, and the small size fits me like a glove – could be worth checking the size guide for larger sizes.Posted 3 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
Shorts and Deep Heat? Or ask a co-worker to help you warm up? On a serious not Ground Effect stuff is fantastic quality (are you listening Endura?), I have 3/4 length tights that are pretty much like new after 6 years I think and a submerino top that is also going strong despite a few square goes with brambles, branches and ground. It’s getting a bit threadbare now but I’ve worn it a LOT. Their trousers have belt loops but it might be worth getting them taken in by a seamstress?Posted 3 years ago
Ground Effect Ranchsliders are sized S-M-L-XL. According to their sizing chart it looks like I’m a M waist and an XL leg, so not improvement over most other options. 🙁
Those Keela things on the other hand actually have separate waist size and leg length options! Amazing, it’s like a cyclewear company has caught up with what every other manufacturer of trousers has done for decades. Wait, that’s not really that amazing, is it? Still they’re worth further investigation.
The Rouges + belt option is still a possibility too.Posted 3 years ago
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