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Old 01-16-23, 09:28 PM
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Winter Tights Suggestions?

Hello, just a quick plea for some help. My trusty MEC winter tights are thinning out after 20yrs.

Looking specifically for a men’s tight with the following criteria:
1. Small or Medium Tall…must be a tall length
2. windproof front, breathable back
3. no chamois
4. zippers at ankles(not a dealbreaker)
5. Waist belt or tightener(not a dealbreaker)

Does anyone know of something resembling this piece of clothing? Thanks very much for your time! Have a great next ride.
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it sounds like to me basic reflective jogging pants which you can get anywhere online for around $30. The ventilation is nice but not a dealbreaker, at least not to me.
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I’d suggest looking into bib tights. For “real winter”, I find them far preferable to waist high tights. They are too hot for spring but for winter, nothing I’ve found is better. I have a bunch of Pearl Izumi and some ones from Performance/Nashbar. You can find all kinds of them with weather proofing but they are kind of expensive. They last forever but the initial cost is a bit high.

I also have found that I can get good deals on the ones with chamois on clearance. It trivial to remove the chamois. All you need is a seam ripper which is just a couple of bucks at a fabric store. If you are unclear on how to use one, ask the people at the fabric shop.
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I like these, they are what I use down to about 20-25 on the mt. bike, they also make a nice bib fleece tight.

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens...ce-tights.html
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Awesome. Thanks for the suggestions. Never even thought of removing the chamois…or even just leaving it there and still using bibs. I have had sores in another life, and have favourite shorts that I rely on. So will look at some of these tights. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
I like these, they are what I use down to about 20-25 on the mt. bike, they also make a nice bib fleece tight.
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/mens...ce-tights.html
impressive range of available sizes!
opinion on their recommended sizes?
any real life photos?
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
impressive range of available sizes!
opinion on their recommended sizes?
any real life photos?
Thye don't size odd. I ordered XL tights, they fit my XL body;

No, I do not have a picture of me wearing my tights. That's a very odd request,
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Old 01-23-23, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Thye don't size odd. I ordered XL tights, they fit my XL body;
No, I do not have a picture of me wearing my tights. That's a very odd request,
lol, yeah that does sound weird, sorry. I post pics of my gear all the time, no worries

for example this is how the bottom of my cycling pants fit. snug, not tight


anyway I was just wondering about the fit

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