Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pacific, WA
Bikes: Custom 531ST touring, Bilenky Viewpoint, Bianchi Milano, vintage Condor racer
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Despite commuting through Seattle all winter, I haven't worn rain pants for quite a while. I never found a pair that didn't build up too much sweat. Given a choice between staying warm and sweaty and staying warm but damp with rain, I went for the rain, it's cleaner.
In colder rain, mid-30s and below, nothing I've found beats Sugoi 220 Firewall tights. The front is wind-proof and almost completely waterproof, the back breathes well enough to not get sweaty. They keep me plenty warm, and only a little bit damp. (Note, that's with full fenders and mudflaps -- they make a huge difference.)