Long time lurker, popping the cherry with this post (edit - guess I posted something awhile back, make this post #2).
Winter is rapidly approaching here in Iowa and I would like to keep commuting the 4 miles to work (PE Teacher). I started commuting last winter and would wear khaki shorts with leg warmers under snow pants when the temp was under ~35 degrees but would like to upgrade this time around. I would like to go the convertible route since sometimes the weather warms up to the 40s/50s on the way back home. I wear khaki shorts 350 days a year since I play all day with the students so I'd like something that isn't too tight like but allows me to wear shorts underneath. Also there aren't any showers or lockers rooms (elementary school) to change outfits - unless I change in the storage room
I did a lot of searching and found 3 possible choices but didn't find to many reviews on how they did with colder weather. Wondering if anyone has some experiences with these 3 or if I'm missing some others. My wonderful wife has given me the green light to get a nice pair and count it as a Christmas present so these 3 choices are in the acceptable price range.
Gore Bike Wear Countdown AS Pants - http://www.realcyclist.com/gore-bike...n-as-pant-mens
Showers Pass Club Convertible Pants - http://www.realcyclist.com/showers-p...ible-pant-mens
Unisex Patrol Wind Pants - http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Patro...ts-Unisex.html
Interesting that the Showers Pass Pants have optional suspenders - http://www.realcyclist.com/showers-pass-suspender
OK - looking forward to your feedback.