- Roadie shorts, and base layer on a budget?
Looking for a half decent pair of roadie shorts – non-bibs.
I currently mainly wear Planet-X 365 Bibs, which are great, but want another pair for warmer days, and when the bibs are in the wash.
Any recommendations? Looking to spend under than £30.
Also looking for a generic base layer for cooler days, to be used on road and MTB, and hikes etc. Not a thermal, something like a HH Lifa. Similar budget to above.
If they are from a vaguely sustainable/eco-friendly company, even better.
Thanks,Posted 2 years ago
I buy castelli, sportful, rapha, etc, as i like nice roadie clothes when spending hours in the same position, but there is deminishing returns the more one spends. If I was looking at your price range, decathlon, but the 520 or 700 stuff, not the 500 or lower stuff. The higher end decathlon has features like seamless straps or laser cut thigh grippersPosted 2 years agomtbtomoMember
I’ve ridden rides like the Etape in BTwin 700 series bib shorts, same pad as the 900 series. Think they’re about £40. And they do various base layers up to about £25 for the aerofit one with a windproof chest panel. I got one of the those in a sale for £13 and its one of the most versatile items of clothing I’ve ever bought.Posted 2 years ago
To add bad experiences.
Altura kit sizing is all over the shop. And the fit is horrendous…not sure what body shape they based it on.
Also those recommending Tenn….what shape are you. I ordered some as they seemed good value. They got sent straight back as they looked to be cut for some sort of short bottom heavy Martian. Baggy on the bottom.but I could barely get the bibs up over my shoulders…….Posted 2 years agomattsccmMember
Virtually all vests are the damn thing with small variations to justify price and name. Get something close fitting. “Thermal” is a word best used by M&S and means sod all. Ignore it.Posted 2 years ago
Base layers are something you put on bare wood before it gets another coat of paint. Another silly modern word for vest.
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