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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-07-12, 03:22 PM   #1
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Big boy waterproof pants

Looking for some big guy waterproof pants. Anyone recommend anything?
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Old 11-07-12, 04:18 PM   #2
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No, I wouldn't. Waterproof pants are horribly sweaty.
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Old 11-07-12, 05:05 PM   #3
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Looking for some big guy waterproof pants. Anyone recommend anything?
You already know my answer. If riding for fitness, get accustomed to being wet and just focus on keeping warm. If riding for leisure, stay indoors. If riding at a leisurely pace but need to commute, your budget will greatly define what options are available. Packable hiking rain pants to full on goretex.
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Old 11-07-12, 05:08 PM   #4
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No, I wouldn't. Waterproof pants are horribly sweaty.
Rode in the snow/heavy rain today along with 20-30 mph wind and 33ish degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees. I was doing well but legs were cold which is unusual for me.
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Old 11-07-12, 05:37 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-12, 06:13 PM   #6
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Stay away from Castelli - I purchased some in XXL, and thought they'd be too big (I'm a 38" waist). I was wrong. I need to lose about another 10-15lb before they'll fit me correctly.
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Old 11-07-12, 06:52 PM   #7
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On the cheap and ultralight side, I'm going to try tyvek pants. I already have some. I'm just waiting for my riding schedule and weather forecast to sync. I don't expect them to be 100% waterproof, or last very long, but they only cost about $3 each and weigh less than 3 ounces.

Yes, you'll get sweaty, but that's a warm moisture that's a whole lot better than letting a freezing rain sap heat directly from your skin.
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Old 11-07-12, 09:01 PM   #8
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I have the following
Patagonia Torrentshell pants
Showerpass Storm pant

Both in XL size, I am a 38-40 inch waist at 240Lbs.
I find both work well with base layers in colder weather, though haven't done below 20F.
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Old 11-08-12, 11:11 AM   #9
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I've never found waterproof pants that are good to ride a bike in. My legs can tolerate being much colder than my torso, but they don't tolerate warmth as well, I'll sweat much more and more easily with too much on my legs than on my chest.

That said, when it's cold and rainy here, I wear merino long johns under quick-dry pants with DWR. On those days I won't stop for longer than, well, a red light, and I'll also wear a wool hat. ("If your feet are cold, put on a hat.")

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Does not compute!!
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Old 11-08-12, 11:12 AM   #10
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I found a set of 'Dry Ducks' in 3XL that fit my 54" waist (just barely) Jacket and pants, and they squish down to a 4X6X3 bag that comes with them. Are supposed to be water "proof" - and sweaty beats cold and wet any day...
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Old 11-08-12, 01:41 PM   #11
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Once under my Rain Cape , my legs are pretty sheltered, by my outstretched arms.

I get out light WPB shell pants when the headwind is strong.


Really Waterproof ?, Grundens.. Orange PVC bibs,
then I have my rubber boots on too,
good for filling sandbags out on the the Levee , bad weather..

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