waterproof overtrousers for commuting
what would anyone recommend for a shortish commute? don’t have to be mega-breathable really as i only have a 4 mile commute, but i’d prefer to avoid boil in the bag. i’d rather not spend more than about £50-70 on them, but would like to get something that’ll keep out most of the worst days of manchester weather and still be pretty light, weight-wise.Posted 5 years ago
am i looking for the moon on a stick here?Mulletus MaximusMember
Altura Night Vision for me. Perfect for my short commute.Posted 5 years agorootes1Member
Rainlegs + mudguards.
Actually rainlegs work pretty well on there own, superlightweight and keep the weather of the bits that get hit ie front of thoights and crotch area..
ace bit if kit plus easy to take off and on and also rolls into a belt when not in use.
http://www.rainlegs.com/en/home – some UK places also have them to order but I got mine direct from NL for £25
best mate also has a pair for the manchester leg of his commutePosted 5 years agoDickBartonMember
Craft do some waterproof trousers – about £50 – can be worn on their own or over stuff…had mine about 2 weeks and they are superb…well superb in the sense, I’ve worn then in wet conditions and my lower half has been dry. Not felt cold in them either but so far just been wearing a pair of bib shorts underneath them…Posted 5 years agoStonerSubscriber
xhx – Berghaus Deluge pant.
Fantastic performer for the money*. I use mine on the bike and on the scooter. Properly waterproof, but doesnt feel like wearing a poly-tunnel.
* They used to be a lot cheaper though 🙁Posted 5 years agoCraigWMember
Montane Atomic trousers – pretty lightweight and pack small. They are waterproof, and fairly breathable. They have velcro straps on the ankles, so you can tighten them up to stop them flapping.
Though mine are the older version (Entrant DT fabric), I’m not sure how the current model (Pertex Shield) compares.Posted 5 years agozilog6128Subscriber
I’ve got Altura Attack X. I bought a few different makes/models of waterproof strides from Wiggle (when it used to be free to send stuff back!) and the Attack seemed the least “plasticy” to me. In use they’re pretty good, quite breathable and legs have never got too hot. TBH though if/when they break (seem VERY durable) I probably wouldn’t get any more – for a short commute (winter) bibs are fine I think.Posted 5 years agodrlexMember
Have both Rainlegs & Montane Atomic DT; the latter requiring a little less exertion and a careful trouser selection, as they can be boil-in-bag, despite claims of Entrant breathability performance. Rainlegs amuse my colleagues more – “Brokebike Mountain” is one of the more printable comments.Posted 5 years ago
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