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Old 05-31-18, 06:57 PM
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Gore Wear Men's Waterproof Long Bike Pants, C3 TEX Active Pants

Anyone have a pair? Was wondering if you could buy your normal size and get them over a pair of jeans, or if they're designed to go over tights.
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Not that brand, you only care to read only about that one?



get some made for hiking instead?



Generically go 1 size up , and don't be surprised how fast the crotch of them wears out,

its an issue with all rain pants worn riding a bike..
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It would be worth the time to find a local vendor and try them on. My rain pants are not one of the brands you mention, but I found that wearing just tights under is most comfortable. For temps over 60F, I just leave them at home because they are way too hot. A more breathable fabric may work in higher temps, but I could not justify the expense for the 3-4 commutes each year when I can't avoid rain.
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I feel like you'd sweat horribly wearing any waterproof breathable pants + jeans. I mean I've worn Event fabric (was better than goretex at the time) plus wool long underwear below freezing and that's almost to hot even then.
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I was a Gore-Tex product tester for 10 years. Whether they go over your jeans is a function of what size and body shape you are -- you don't need to wear tights underneath.

Having said that, I don't recommend wearing Gore-Tex over jeans if you're looking for protection from rain. You'll totally burn up unless you don't exert yourself at all.
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I was a Gore-Tex product tester for 10 years. Whether they go over your jeans is a function of what size and body shape you are -- you don't need to wear tights underneath.

Having said that, I don't recommend wearing Gore-Tex over jeans if you're looking for protection from rain. You'll totally burn up unless you don't exert yourself at all.
Thanks - to you and the other's who replied. Biking is my main form of transportation and most functional trips are, or can be made to be, short. Was looking at them for the colder days when it's pouring, so I could remove them and be ready for work without any further changing. Have had great experience with a Gore-tex shell that I've had for years, so when I saw the pants in the local shop I was interested. They only had large, and when I put them on they were a little baggy and the legs too long. (I wear 32x32 jeans). Guy at shop said he couldn't order more so I'm left going on-line. Figured maybe someone out here had same experience.
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Originally Posted by bubbagrannygear View Post
Anyone have a pair? Was wondering if you could buy your normal size and get them over a pair of jeans, or if they're designed to go over tights.
I have the Gore Active fabric jacket:
1. I understand that this is the most breathable Gore hardshell fabric - extremely breathable for a rain shell, I like it very much.
2. Very snug fit.
3. Very warm. I wear a short sleeve wool T-shirt down to 45 degrees F and am very comfortable.
4. Doesn't seem extraordinarily durable compared to other hardshell fabrics.

I'm imagining that the Active fabric pants will be highly breathable as well, very snug and very warm. Definitely would want to order a size or two upwards if they are fitting over jeans. I would be concerned about the wear in the seat/crotch area, particularly with heavy seams. Lastly, I cannot understand wearing a rain shell of any sort over cotton denim - that is a recipe for a soggy chafing ride, merino tights would be so much better.
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Thanks - to you and the other's who replied. Biking is my main form of transportation and most functional trips are, or can be made to be, short. Was looking at them for the colder days when it's pouring, so I could remove them and be ready for work without any further changing. Have had great experience with a Gore-tex shell that I've had for years, so when I saw the pants in the local shop I was interested. They only had large, and when I put them on they were a little baggy and the legs too long. (I wear 32x32 jeans). Guy at shop said he couldn't order more so I'm left going on-line. Figured maybe someone out here had same experience.
The problem you're going to have is that none of the sizes will fit.

I have a 30 waist and wear only thin stuff. The medium fits me perfectly. The legs on the medium would be fine for you, but the waist is going to be tight. It *might* fit, but just barely
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The problem you're going to have is that none of the sizes will fit.

I have a 30 waist and wear only thin stuff. The medium fits me perfectly. The legs on the medium would be fine for you, but the waist is going to be tight. It *might* fit, but just barely
Thanks - that's what I was afraid of, will have to reexamine the large
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