what waterproof jacket/trousers might you recommend?
Waterproof trousers OTT unless its winter IMO
Go for some tights with windproof panelled / roubaix tights with some endura superlight shorts to keep your bum warm (mudguards are good too).
eVent stuff is good, but even that gets boil in the bag, as does Gore-tex. I think spending loads of money (more than £150) on a jacket is asking for trouble as your bound to fall off on the first ride and put a hole in it.
Take spare gloves / thermal tops for when you get cold, much better to have a nice dry baselayer to put on after a few hours.Posted 6 years agoracefaceec90Member
am thinking of saving for some decent mountain bike specific stuff (as the waterproof jacket/trousers i currently have,really make me overheat/boil in the bag feeling).am looking for stuff that would be especially good in winter/wet weather (sorry 😳 but for all year round use (moon on a stick no doubt 😉 thanks in advance 🙂Posted 6 years agoswedishmattMember
I’ve got a mavic jacket with front zip which is either mesh or can be closed fully. Also has under arm zips. Cost 200 plus but worth ever bit. Got 3/4 endura waterproof shorts which were around 100. The pockets are shit quality as the “bottom” of both ripped (welded internal seam). Sealskin socks which will get we but keeps the heat.
The mavic jacket is just awesome.Posted 6 years agoexcitable1Member
I’ve been messing about with different combo’s of waterproofs for years. I was really happy with the Endura eVent waterproof 3/4’s (as an all year round solution) and the Endura eVent Venturi jacket, but the quality took a bit of a dive when they replaced the eVent material with their own brand. I now use the Endura Stealth Extreme tights in the winter as they’re thermal and waterproof with an Endura MT500 jacket and switching the tights for a pair of Humvee shorts with the clickfast liner in the summer. The tights are really comfortable and don’t sweat at all. I even wore them in July on a shitty day and a climb up Helvelyn. The Humvee shorts are quite cheap and they come with the padded liner that you can put under the tights for minus temperatures. I just use a cheap Nike base layer from Sports Direct that’s plenty warm enough under the jacket. This tights and Humvee combo will last for years where as the previous all year round 3/4’s was lucky to last for one year, so you’ll spend more initially but save in the long term. Hmmmmmmmm I like tights….. (to quote Homer) ‘it’s like you’re totally naked !’Posted 6 years ago
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