I've found swerve softshell shorts really good. Still not super baggy, but plenty of give and enough room that I never feel them when riding.
Hmm, I've been hoping for something less commutery, but you're right. When I had a pair of those they fit really well in the legs.
I had a dakine pair that were pretty good, more baggy mtb style, just ended up being too big for me. Jim likes the older Sombrio, but I think the newer stuff is a slimmer fit?
I just bought a pair of Patagonia ones under a time crunch (pro deal) and then read the reviews. Looks like it's not for sprinter legs either. I'll see how they fit when they get here, but maybe I should check out the Dakine ones. I don't like the look of ones that are super baggy, but I also need to be able to ride up a hill without loosing blood flow.
:( I gave it to a charity shop about a month after I posted
Asking on behalf of my wife:
Her future commute is likely to be 20-30mins cycling, then 1hr on a train.
Preference is to therefore stay dry and warm- and we've got the upper/lower waterproofing worked out (probably a cape/ maybe a bodysuit for the really crappy days), but she was hoping for a good solution for attempting to keep hair dry?
My only input was shower cap over helmet?
Many thanks for recommendations.
Just a standard cycling cap? Won’t keep 100% dry in full-on rain, but help avoid getting too wind blown / damp in drizzle
No idea if this is any good
Under a helmet may just be the ticket. Will test it out at least.
Vulpine do/did "waterproof" caps, but the sizing was always a bit odd. Think we have a M and a L you'd be welcome to try/have if they work.
For commuting I have found paramo or other mountaineering style jackets have hoods big enough to go over helmets when weather is disgusting. While this looks a bit special it is the solution I use as also protects the neckline. I mostly use a paramo windproof which is sufficiently robust to keep pretty heavy rain at bay for the 25 mins of my commute and more breathable/lighter than a waterproof. If really foul I have a Patagonia waterproof (torrentshell).
As a year round commuter (until covid) it surprises me how infrequent it is very bad (worth being prepared for when it is though). Don't know the job, but I would recommend having emergency dry stuff at work (and a travel hairdryer?) Knowing you don't have to sit in wet pants all day makes getting wet a lot less miserable.
Thanks! I completely concur with the dry pants thing.
Wet Socks are my other nemesis.
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