No, I heard good things about the Showers Pass ones but decided I was too cheap. I took my endura ones touring the first year we went and haven't bothered since - if it's warm and wet I'll dry out without trousers, if it's cold and wet I am probably being a massive wimp and hiding in a campsite cafe until the weather improves.
(I appreciate this is not recommended behaviour for TransAm.)
How about like Vulpine, Rapha or even Mission Workshop trousers?
Surely there is reasonable looking waterproof trousers made out of Hardshell material...
I'm looking for lightweight shells that pack down and can be brought out to go over normal cycling kit when it's pissing it down for hours/days, not casual waterproof trousers that form primary kit.
Ah fair enough, didn't realise you raised the initial question :)
I guess mine is a separate question on it's own!
I have some super comfy and very waterproof Goretex fleece lined trousers for when it's cold. Sometimes I wear them around the house just because they're so cosy. Think I got them from Royles.
Pretty happy with Pearl Izumi Amfib tights, but not actually used them in pouring rain. But same idea as Rapha Pro Team Jacket, warm and water resistant, and breathable
Anyone got a shout for waterproof shorts?
Slim fitting and lightweight good.
@hippy find any?
Waterproof shorts? Nah. I was looking for longs and I don't think I'll bother now anyway.
Ride, get wet, ride, dry out, repeat.
Soggy crotch (long distance) = nasty sores.
What about something like these?
(Considered but never tried btw)
Trouser wise I was given some Adidas ones a few years back, never wore until today and water beads off them nicely, kept me dry. Boil in bag once sun came out as always, soon stopped to get them off.
Durable "Cyclists" pad to sit on too, plus good velcro tabs to tighten legs in once on. They pack much smaller than my old Endura which fill a caradice bag.
Model is unknown, was on the cut off label originally.
Pointless, but fair suggestion.
Wet legs aren't the problem, it's a wet bum crack!
Have been using Endura Humvee's for years - think they do a waterproof version which has good reports -can highly recommend.
Ah understood. Buy cheap taped seam Gelert brand from sports direct and chop 'em down to shorts?
Yeah good idea.
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