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Lightweight, breathable and not too expensive Rain Pants?

Old 10-11-21, 03:58 PM
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Lightweight, breathable and not too expensive Rain Pants?

Last year I made it through the winter in shorts out here in the Northwest, believe it or not. I'm not doing that this winter! I saw some Fox Rain pants at the local bike shop. They are really nice but I d like to look around.Can anyone recommend a nice light weight breathable set of rain or cold weather pants?
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/cl...r-pant-review/

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those look good!

I use Novara Headwind Bike Pants I have 2 pair. misplaced the 1st pair that I bought new, bought a 2nd pair pre-owned in excellent condition on Poshmark or Ebay, I forget. found the 1st pair, so now I have 2! I use them w/ thin lined tri shorts underneath. they are OK for light rain, not downpours. they are also good for snowshoeing ;-)


as it gets cooler I sometimes wear thin running tights under them

when it gets colder or in rain, I ditch the running tights & wear Showers Pass Transit Bike Pants over them. I would not wear these rain pants w/o something under them, either running tights or the cycling pants. they are heavy duty & double layered
I got mine 1 size too large but I still use them. I can even wear fleece pants under them for blizzard rides




our local outdoor store sells less expensive rain gear for hiking & camping but they are single layered & would need something between them & your skin

if those Fox Rain pants are comfortable against your skin & provide the rain protection you need, they might be worth the purchase now before they sell out!

good luck!

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
those look good!

I use novara headwind bike pants i have 2 pair. Misplaced the 1st pair that i bought new, bought a 2nd pair pre-owned in excellent condition on poshmark or ebay, i forget. Found the 1st pair, so now i have 2! I use them w/ thin lined tri shorts underneath. They are ok for light rain, not downpours. They are also good for snowshoeing ;-)


as it gets cooler i sometimes wear thin running tights under them

when it gets colder or in rain, i ditch the running tights & wear showers pass transit bike pants over them. I would not wear these rain pants w/o something under them, either running tights or the cycling pants. They are heavy duty & double layered
i got mine 1 size too large but i still use them. I can even wear fleece pants under them for blizzard rides




our local outdoor store sells less expensive rain gear for hiking & camping but they are single layered & would need something between them & your skin

if those fox rain pants are comfortable against your skin & provide the rain protection you need, they might be worth the purchase now before they sell out!

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by AJW2W11E View Post
Last year I made it through the winter in shorts out here in the Northwest, believe it or not. I'm not doing that this winter! I saw some Fox Rain pants at the local bike shop. They are really nice but I ‘d like to look around.Can anyone recommend a nice light weight breathable set of rain or cold weather pants?
https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/cl...r-pant-review/
I'm a big fan of O2 Rainwear; I've had their Calhoun pants for years and will buy them again when mine wear down. They were a favorite for daily bike-commuting before moving to a home office.

This picture is my a testament to O2's durability and perforce; I'm on the right of the picture with black O2 jacket (and fatbike). This is the 2017 Almanzo 100 with rain and temps around 40F all day, and my O2 Calhoun jacket was great at keeping me comfortable. (I did not wear the pants on this ride)


Photo credit - David Phillips / Spring Valley Tribune

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