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Over Trousers

Post by Fish » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:22 pm

I'm currently wearing some Richa Colorodo textiles which I got back in June, but now the weather has turned they are leaking around the crotch area. The legs are fine, but it just looks like I've pee'd myself after any sign of rain.

Anyone recommend a decent pair (that wont break the bank) pair that would be waterproof.

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Post by S-Westerly » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:28 pm

Scott waterproofs. Not particularly cheap but very, very waterproof.
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Re: Over Trousers

Post by WD-40 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:34 pm

I go a size larger and get the cheapo no brand rain coat and trousers set and wear them over the textiles. Not very fashionable but it keeps the rain and wind out. I get a couple of winters out of them before the inevitable pissy jocks and then replace them with the same again. It's always the trousers that leak first.

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Re: Over Trousers

Post by fastbob » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:17 pm

I've never got round to it but I've always fancied the idea of getting some waterproofs that are normally worn at sea . They may not look great on a bike but they've got to be more waterproof than some of the shit I've wasted my money on over the years . https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/Mobil ... c-130.aspx

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Re: Over Trousers

Post by WD-40 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:52 pm

Army surplus shops are a good place for water proofs

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Re: Over Trousers

Post by dynax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:06 am

I have some i got from Aldi or Lidl they were only about £5 or so, advertised as cycling ones but they are fine just watch you don't get it on the exhuast though :thumb:
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Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:23 am

I have several pairs. A set from Aldi are actually pretty robust and about 80% waterproof. They are fine in most rain but will let through around where your legs rub against the bike in torrential conditions. But for my daily ride on dirty roads they are brilliant and keep me warmer as well.

For really bad weather I have a pair of Richa overtrousers which are easy to put on over boots as they have fasteners right up the legs. So they are handy of it starts raining half way on a ride. I can't remember what I paid for them but it wasn't a huge amount. I work on the basis overtrousers don't survive long on rural roads due to the contaminants off the fields so I don't buy really expensive ones.
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Post by Six30 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:55 am

Some are probably better than others ... most will be ok in a shower but riding in heavy rain for a while they will all let water in.... just sayin
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Post by Breezin » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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overtrousers don't survive long on rural roads due to the contaminants off the fields
Er, what contaminants? :shock:

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Post by Chuffyshunter » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:42 am

Tractors.
Over trousers don't last long is you hit a tractor

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Post by S-Westerly » Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:47 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:17 pm
I've never got round to it but I've always fancied the idea of getting some waterproofs that are normally worn at sea . They may not look great on a bike but they've got to be more waterproof than some of the shit I've wasted my money on over the years . https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/Mobil ... c-130.aspx
Don't count on it as I've tried a few both in working life and when I owned a boat myself. First off they tend to be quite baggy which is fine when working but not so much when you're riding a bike, I'd guess they'd flog themselves to pieces in short order. Secondly unless you pay silly money for Gore Tex ones you sweat like a bast*rd in them. If you don't go particularly fast they may be worth a punt in colder weather.
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Re: Over Trousers

Post by goat » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:31 pm

Breezin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:23 am
overtrousers don't survive long on rural roads due to the contaminants off the fields
Er, what contaminants? :shock:
Pesticides, fertilisers, slurry etc.
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Re: Over Trousers

Post by rennie » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:55 pm

on 1 of the few occasions I went to work on the bike
it was really P'ing down as I went to go home in the morning :shock:

I "borrowed" a set of bright yellow overtrousers that we had for working outside.

Nasty, heavy, sweaty, baggy things!

But they kept the rain out :thumb:

My tip nowadays is use the car if it's wet :D
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Re: Over Trousers

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:57 pm

goat wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Breezin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:23 am
overtrousers don't survive long on rural roads due to the contaminants off the fields
Er, what contaminants? :shock:
Pesticides, fertilisers, slurry etc.
This is why my boots disintegrate within a year.
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Re: Over Trousers

Post by Breezin » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:14 pm

goat wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Breezin wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 am
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:23 am
overtrousers don't survive long on rural roads due to the contaminants off the fields
Er, what contaminants? :shock:
Pesticides, fertilisers, slurry etc.
We need a campaign for shite-free roads!

Sorry :offtopic:

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