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Old 12-05-16, 12:40 PM
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any cheap commuting pant options?

Its finally starting to get cold and am looking for some pants suggestions for commuting and social riding.

Want something that has some stretch to it, but also a little bit thicker and warmer than summer commuting pants.

Does not have to be cycling specific gear, but just some suggestions.

Tights under bibs really are not cutting it for me as when its cold here its usually because of a front with some rain as well, so something with some water and wind resistance would be nice.

Ideally looking for something I wouldn't be embarrassed to wear out when riding to the bar or on grocery trips.
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Old 12-05-16, 12:45 PM
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I have a pair of Columbia zip off hiking pants that I bought at REI. They are not thick so when it's really cold, I wear tights underneath. When they get too warm, I can unzip the legs. In a pinch, they look good enough to even wear out socially.
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I rode in my Levi 511 Commuter jeans on a 24 mile fat bike social ride this weekend. It was about 32 degrees out and they kept me perfectly warm.
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Originally Posted by robert schlatte View Post
I have a pair of Columbia zip off hiking pants that I bought at REI. They are not thick so when it's really cold, I wear tights underneath. When they get too warm, I can unzip the legs. In a pinch, they look good enough to even wear out socially.
Small world neighbor! I've got a pair of Columbia rain pants I wear over cycling shorts or tights. I've also worn them over dockers or dress slacks when I don't want to change at work. Over tights, they're good from about 60° to below freezing on my 1/2 hour commute.
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Sweat Pants, 100% polyester will be long wearing.. and being a Jersey Knit fabric will give with the pedaling Motion..

I got mine from Russell...
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I'm not sure what your definition of cheap is, but if you can find them on sale, I recommend these softshell pants by marmot:


https://www.rei.com/product/845429/m...mens-32-inseam


They are technically a hiking pant, but with an articulated knee, zipper pockets, DWR coating, and wind resistance they have been working as a great winter commuting pant for two years. They also look like normal pants.
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Old 12-05-16, 02:50 PM
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I like these Men's FILA SPORT Alpha Fleece Performance Pants. Sometimes they are on sale at Kohls for $18. They're narrow at the ankle, so no worries about getting caught in a chain.

Men's FILA SPORT® Alpha Fleece Performance Pants
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How cheap is cheap? For some people $100 is cheap. For some people they'd scoff at the idea of spending that on one piece of clothing.

Anyways, what *I* use is some Lee stretch jeans/slacks that are usually on sale for about $35 at my local department store.

http://www.lee.com/shop/regular-fit-...g-stretch-jean
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I'll ride my pearl izumi elite thermal bike tights to about 20F

Men's ELITE Thermal Cycling Tight | US Pearlizumi
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I buy cycling clothing from a Wish app on iPhone. The stuff is made and shipped from China, so it would take 4-6 weeks to get to the U.S. They are in the range of $10-$30. Last week, I saw an exact jacket that I bought for under $25 on sale at REI for $135.
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