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Old 03-01-07, 06:16 PM   #1
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ankle / lower leg covers for pants?

Let's say it's wet, but not rainy, and it's not warm enough for shorts. Sometimes I just want to make a quick bicycle run to the store wearing what I already have on - long pants. I could just strap down the lower pant legs and hop on the bike and go, but I pick up a little bit of road muck below my knees. I have fenders and mudflaps, but I still get a little bit.

Is there any solution to this?

Rain paints is too much hassle for a short trip and can be a little too warm. I was hoping there would be large transparent covers I could strap around my lower leg, but I haven't found any. I suppose I could always just make a pair out of large plastic storage bags...
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Old 03-01-07, 06:22 PM   #2
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Gaiters. Sold at any outdoor store.
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Old 03-01-07, 06:23 PM   #3
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I once did this with the sleeves of an old storm jacket, but they tended to trap sweat, wrinkle my pants, and look just downright silly.
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Old 03-01-07, 06:25 PM   #4
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Hiking gaiters?

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Sear...&query=gaiters
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Old 03-01-07, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thanks. I was thinking of those but wasn't able to find it when I spelled it as "gators"
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