I am a big fan of my DHB merston's but am fed up with ALL this heavy rain we've been having in my locality. I am after some waterproof/resistant tights.
I have seen the Lusso Max Repel's and they look pretty good.
Hi Mikeitup,I have a pair of lusso max repels and swear by them.Ive been out in pouring rain for 3 hours and they kept me warm and reasonably dry,the water beeds off them and if you have the stirrups inside your shoes into your shoes.If you have the stirrups outside your shoes then your ok.They dry out very quick too.Im more than happy with mine.
I'd say my Lusso Repel leg warmers are water repellant so they are better than my "normal" leg warmers/tights. They'll bead the water off in light rain but they're never going to keep you bone dry in a down pour. Just accept you're going to get wet and take a towel!
I bought a Lusso HT 60 jacket, waterproof, top of the range, and it stopped being waterproof after 6 months. Waste of money so maybe the trounsers are just as rubbish. I shall check out the Bikesters brand.
Nice to hear you are not a fashion victim, wearing them in a lecture.
I've got a pair of Max repel. THey're pretty warm (almost too warm on hard winter training rides). I've never noticed them to be particularly water resistant though - cartainly not after a few washes. Still, I don't see too much point in waterproof cycling kit. It rarely works satisfactorily and I'd much rather be warm.
I have a pair of the Max Repel bib tights. They are very warm, I only wore them for sub-zero temperatures.
They seem to have a water-beading coating which helps to prevent water from soaking into the fabric, but they're not waterproof like Goretex. They'll stay dry in a shower, but will get slightly damp in heavy rain. And they do dry out very quickly.