Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Rhode Island
Bikes: Lemond, Cannondale
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This winter I purchased a pair of Performance triflex tights: they have a waterproof and windproof laminate on the thighs and lower backside. I have my reservations about Performance apparel, but they have done pretty good so far in the cold and some longer rides in rain.
I happened on a pair of Pearl Izumi amfib tights on E-bay and they are better. I have worn them on the coldest of days with regular tights underneath them. They also offer rain protection though I have not worn them in heavy rain. I rode a 24 mile club ride in rain and puddles and runoff and they did great.
Both of these tights are not as baggy as other waterproof pants I have used, yet they are not really conforming like tights, thus allow for a second pair of tights to be worn underneath.