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    Big boy waterproof pants

    Looking for some big guy waterproof pants. Anyone recommend anything?
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    No, I wouldn't. Waterproof pants are horribly sweaty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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