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Old 10-22-22, 07:41 PM
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It's also worth it to note that at least in my area, men I see wearing tights are usually wearing looser shorts over the top. Whether this extra layer would be desirable for cycling, however, may be a different story (usually I see it on runners).
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Old 10-24-22, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
The center seam.
That doesn't cause me any issue.
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Old 11-01-22, 06:55 PM
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If you're looking for pants that you can wear at work, check out Swrve. I don't really ride to work anymore but I got one of their softshell trousers for regular wear in the cold and it's great.
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Old 11-29-22, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie View Post
I have a pair of chrome pants as I wanted something I could work in and did not have to change. Plus I need something that holds up I have worn the crotch out of more jean pants. they block the wind and the rain on your legs. when it is closer to 32 then I use this guys. water proof and really warm. they kept my legs so warm my whole body stayed warmer.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
circling back because I started using them. a cpl walks w/ Wifey & 2 bike rides. gotta say I'm liking them! nice to have 1 layer instead of 2. flex at the knee is not bad. the drive train side needs an ankle band. the price is down to just under $50. a smart man would buy a 2nd pair ...
I did buy 1 size up & do use suspenders & both decisions seem good

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Old 12-06-22, 08:55 AM
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I use not-too-loose bib snow pants on top of whatever is appropriate. Works well for short rides (might not be too comfortable in the saddle for longer rides).
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Old 12-18-22, 09:21 PM
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so far wit these its been good. my butt and crotch can get colder because ow its only one layer. and I think if it is getting close to freezing I will put on my light rain pants. but when I ride in the evens after works I just take my work pants and under roos off and put them on wit the straps over my work shirts and with my gore-tex jacket its off to the races. no putting on the padded underwear then the hips its easy to pee too. so far it has not really rained since I have ridden with them. but so far its much faster to change into them and much more comfortable.
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Old 12-22-22, 08:50 PM
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I’ve always liked my Baleaf winter pants… very comfortable.

https://www.amazon.com/BALEAF-Cyclin..._dp&th=1&psc=1
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I don't sweat a lot, and don't have problems with chafing. So I just wear relatively loose snow pants over my regular work clothes for a 4 mile commute each way. My hunch is that the loose-ness creates a bit of an air pocket that helps keep me warm.

In Wisconsin we have periods of a few weeks in spring and fall, where the riding conditions vary from morning to evening, so I often have to remove layers for the ride home. Or sometimes I just guess wrong on the weather in the morning A pannier or basket helps me stow the extra stuff along with my lunch bag.
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Old 12-25-22, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Thank me later. Just order one size up from what you normally wear. The the size chart is valid.

https://www.amazon.com/4ucycling-Win...-1-spons&psc=1
My only problem is the ass looks way to big. 5'9" and 160 LB's my ass would feel like a balloon.

I have bought some winter casual fleece lined pants on Amazon and although well made the ass tends to be big on those as well. If you get them without cargo pockets they fit better but I want cargo's.

I wear black LJ's, and Prana Zion Shorts. Any short that is longer with LJ's will work.
I NEED POCKETS.
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Old 12-27-22, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie View Post
I have a pair of chrome pants as I wanted something I could work in and did not have to change. Plus I need something that holds up I have worn the crotch out of more jean pants. they block the wind and the rain on your legs. when it is closer to 32 then I use this guys. water proof and really warm. they kept my legs so warm my whole body stayed warmer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QTSNZY6...roduct_details
another quick thank you. rode them in 17 degrees for a cpl hrs last week. wasn't sure if I should add thin running tights under, but nope didn't need them. these are going to get used a lot! drive side leg needs a cuff band. I've written that before but I need a better lower leg cover instead of just a strap.something like a gaiter but not


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Old 01-07-23, 03:44 PM
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I make my own knickers from thrift store pants. Cut em off, hem em up, and sew on velcro closure. I use heavier wool for cold and lightweight cotton for warmer stuff. I like my knees covered if it is at all cold. This is close to free and very stylish.
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