Had a change of heart and going with the £40 jobbers from Decathlon. Not truely waterproof but will probably serve me fine as I'm only doing short rides for the forseable and I can keep them topped up with the 1l bottle of Nikwax I already have. I will be ordering the MT500 jacket though.
what ur review on the madison after Scotland glorious Scotland?
I'm a big fan of waterproof trousers now. Can't believe I went so long without ever using them.
The specific ones I bought (the older model) had velcro side tightener things which are fucking annoying coz they always snag everything but the trousers kept me warm, if quite sweaty on climbs. I loved being able to peel them off and leave all the mud behind so it's not ending up in the sleeping bags/tent. They also don't look like cycling shorts so you kinda look like every other hiker/biker when you're sat in a pub.
The missus liked hers. They were also a bit sweaty. But sweaty and warm is better than cold any day. She got hers even cheaper off ebay. I think they were basically the chick version of mine.
We had a little string bag thing that came in handy when it warmed up. You could strip the trousers off and carry them and then throw them on again if you got cold or were heading into water crossings.
do you wear any bib or "things that mattress your ass" while riding with them?
We both were wearing normal knicks underneath.
They had quite a bit of room so you could wear pretty much anything under them.
I have a pair of Swrve softshells, lovely for todays -5
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