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LUSSO Max Repel tights/bib tights. Any good?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by mikeitup, 13 Jan 2008.

  1. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    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.

    Any one have any?
     
  2. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    by the looks of it, No!! ;)
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I've the dhb 2006 cheap as chips and I've been out in fairly heavy rain and found them fine, not much to get wet on them surely?
     
  4. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    I had my dhb's on last friday. Got in soaked after a 5 mile ride as it was torrential. One good point was my feet were bone dry thanks to my h20 overshoes.

    I just wondered if the Lusso's were a bit more water resistant. Still love my dhb's.
     
  5. chris5y

    chris5y New Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    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.
     
  6. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    I have the Lusso Repel . The fabric just feels like normal roubiax to me - nothing special and I can not claim that they have been any more repellant than normal tights.
     
  7. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    thanks for the info folks!
     
  8. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    You could give your current tights a good rub with a duck before you go out. You get better coverage with a swan, but be careful, they can break a man's arm apparently!
     
  9. yello

    yello Guru

    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!
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    rode to lectures in heavy rain last night, tights were no more than a bit dampish and dried out quickly, the extra material at the knees was the only bit that stayed damp for long
     
  11. postman_reg

    postman_reg New Member

    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. ;)
     
  12. MacB

    MacB Lover of things that come in 3's

    you'd need to meet Tynan, he's a fashion all by himself
     
  13. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    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.
     
  14. brodie

    brodie New Member

    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.