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Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by jags, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. jags

    jags Über Member

    hi all can anyone recommend a good pair of pant's for touring ,i always wear bibtight's but there not very practical when touring.what about something i could wear over cycling short's
    also what about a jacket ,one that's waterproof,light,breathable,and dosen't cost the earth thank's.
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I don't recommend going out in just your pants.
     
  3. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    trousers/pants - how about any of the very light weight "activity" trousers e.g. Rohan, Regatta etc etc
     
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    'Pants' as in the American use of the word?
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Depending on the conditions, you could have bibshorts, with or without leggings, and a pair of 'weather' trousers, for cold, wet windy, weather.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I like altura's stuff for cycling in - I have a pair of the Ascent shorts and they're excellent (well designed, pockets placed well for carrying stuff while cycling, both "cargo" pockets zip closed...). Sizing is on the large side though, so worth trying before you buy.
     
  7. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Or the north...
     
  8. orbiter

    orbiter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    For summer touring I like cheapish Millets (Peter Storm) shorts over padded lycra shorts, mostly for the pockets. I carry Rohan (very light) longs for cooler evenings if the weather. Both dry quickly after rain or washing. Last trip I tried a Montane jacket, which is very light and packs to the size of an orange, and Rainlegs , Both dealt very well with heavy rain and I'll be taking them on the next tour.

    I've tried expensive 'cycling' outer shorts and found them no better than cheap ones.

    That's my twopennorth in case it's useful.

    Pete
     
  9. jags

    jags Über Member

    thanks folk's ,maby i'll go for nice casual slack's
     
  10. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Endura do cycling trousers which look quite reasonable, and some of them can fit a padded insert.

    Gore also do some good looking trousers - Vantage I think - which convert into shorts.
     
  11. jags

    jags Über Member

    i'll check them out dannyg thank's for that
     
  12. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Bikesters
     
  13. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    You could try Craghoppers over your shorts, if it not too warm.
     
  14. sadjack

    sadjack Senior Member

  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Can normal lycra cycling shorts not be worn under other trousers if required then?