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Waterproof Shorts

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by trio25, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I am thinking about getting some of these for off-road and was wondering if anyone on here had any experience. I find waterproof trousers too much but thought these might be just right on cold wet winter days.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    lycra type stuff doesn't really get wet, just damp at worse and dries very quickly, or is that taboo for you off road types
     
  3. OP
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    trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    Believe me lycra does get wet and only dries when it stops raining. I'm thinking of them for when I'm out on 8hour rides in the rain. I only ever wear lycra on the bike - which I get teased about off-road! But find that I am getting cold on longer rides. On rides of a few hours it is fine.

    I've been looking and trying to decide between 3/4 length and shorts.
     
  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

  5. OP
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    trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    On my moutain bike I'd like my bum covered!
     
  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    How about a Race Guard?
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    surely the tail of the top will keep your arse dry?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I think I'm going with shorts, it is for my long rides, 4hours and under are fine but the other week I was out of the house for 11hours and even with my thermals under my tights it was cold by the end.

    I still get a wet bum off road even with a mud-guard.
     
  9. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I tried goretex shorts once (cut-off overtrousers after the ankles got crampon-shredded). I cut them off so that the end was just touching the back of my calf on the bent leg. This turned out to be too short as the top of my knee got rained on, and the to and fro motion of pedalling meant that the dampness worked its way up the inside of the overshorts.