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Waterproof Shorts?

Nov. 3, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
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Just got a pair of these Gorel Alp X 3.0. Work well and the fit is just right: you can layer shorts underneath if needed, not too tight and a good inseam length.

Nov. 3, 2015, 12:57 p.m.
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Waterproof/breathable FULL PANTS? Tapered to prevent chaintear, Enough room in the knees to cover sleek knee pads (RF Indy), Breathable, Durable. Impossible? Or just mind-numbingly expensive?

I use these for commuting on wet days. I run very hot and find they do get pretty clammy inside, but still very comfortable. Not cheap either at around $200. NSMB did a review on them and had generally positive things to say: http://nsmb.com/specialized-deflect-therminal-winter-gear-reviewed/

Nov. 3, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
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Shameless plug, I have a brand new pair of Sugoi RPM-X Waterproof shorts that I don't see myself using. Size L, PM me if interested. $50.

http://ca-store.sugoi.com/collections/mens-bike/products/36400u-rpm-x-waterproof-short

http://buysell.nsmb.com/showproduct.php?product=41609

Nov. 3, 2015, 1:47 p.m.
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Shameless plug, I have a brand new pair of Sugoi RPM-X Waterproof shorts that I don't see myself using. Size L, PM me if interested. $50.

http://ca-store.sugoi.com/collections/mens-bike/products/36400u-rpm-x-waterproof-short

http://buysell.nsmb.com/showproduct.php?product=41609

Shite… Just ordered some the other day… sounds like a good deal.

Nov. 3, 2015, 7:17 p.m.
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I'm impressed with the Race Face Agents

Nov. 4, 2015, 12:24 a.m.
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I'm impressed with the Race Face Agents

I remember reading that some thought the design of the back might be a problem.

What is your take on it?

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Nov. 4, 2015, 8:57 p.m.
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I remember reading that some thought the design of the back might be a problem.

What is your take on it?

No Issue at all, I'm not getting damp or muddy through those vents

Dec. 2, 2015, 12:09 p.m.
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Generally I've been going through ~ a pair of water proof shorts a year for a few years now (Endura and Gore) just from regular wear and tear (usually wear through at the crotch from the saddle). Not a complaint, definitely just regular usage, but with money being a bit tight this year I have been looking for a cheaper alternative that is still a light weight waterproof breathable.

Anyways… I purchased a set of MEC Sectuer pants on clearout (http://www.mec.ca/product/5021-703/mec-secteur-pants-womens/?Ntk=productsearch_en_q32008[HTML_REMOVED]h=10[HTML_REMOVED]q=pants%2Bcycling). Yes, it's technically a women's pant (although there is nothing flattering or fitted about the cut so I'm not sure what makes it so), but fit is good enough to run over a set of bibs and they have belt loops.

Then Sherry at Sateen (http://sateenalterations.com/) cut them to my preferred length and turned the legs into a pair of stuff sacks for less than $15.

Anyways, if you're trying to do waterproof for cheap I like them enough that I'm going to get another pair made. I prefer a 3/4 so it covers my knees but they can be any length if you're looking for a regular over-the-knee length or some waterproof booty shorts. They are cut wide enough for knee pads.

Just got a pair of these Gorel Alp X 3.0. Work well and the fit is just right: you can layer shorts underneath if needed, not too tight and a good inseam length.

I've always been super happy with the quality and fit of my Gore shorts. I've used the waterproof Alp-X and the Alp-X 3/4 for ~4-5 years. I just wish they had belt loops.

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Dec. 2, 2015, 12:34 p.m.
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Anyways… I purchased a set of MEC Sectuer pants on clearout (http://www.mec.ca/product/5021-703/mec-secteur-pants-womens/?Ntk=productsearch_en_q32008[HTML_REMOVED]h=10[HTML_REMOVED]q=pants%2Bcycling). Yes, it's technically a women's pant (although there is nothing flattering or fitted about the cut so I'm not sure what makes it so), but fit is good enough to run over a set of bibs and they have belt loops.

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Tailored for your shapely body.

Dec. 2, 2015, 12:40 p.m.
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Tailored for your shapely body.

With hips like these…

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I actually have no hips at all (hence needing belt loops with all shorts I buy). I knew it would get mostly laughs (that's cool) re. women's pants but figured it was worth sharing anyways if someone is trying to save a few bucks.

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Dec. 2, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
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Shameless plug, I have a brand new pair of Sugoi RPM-X Waterproof shorts that I don't see myself using. Size L, PM me if interested. $50.

http://ca-store.sugoi.com/collections/mens-bike/products/36400u-rpm-x-waterproof-short

http://buysell.nsmb.com/showproduct.php?product=41609

Bumping these shorts for sale.

Dec. 11, 2015, 7:28 a.m.
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loooong piece on that other sight about wet weather offerings, including shorts, from the usual suspects

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/winter-25-cold-weather-essentials-reviewed-2015.html

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Dec. 11, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
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loooong piece on that other sight about wet weather offerings, including shorts, from the usual suspects

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/winter-25-cold-weather-essentials-reviewed-2015.html

Nice link.

http://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/products/quantum-jacket/

Bought this jacket on black friday super sale on CRC.
It is super waterproof and a good buy for the money.
Just don't go running in these, its like wearing a garbage bag. Overheated big time last night even with the vents open. Need the bike speed to keep the temp comfortable.

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Dec. 12, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
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Generally I've been going through ~ a pair of water proof shorts a year for a few years now (Endura and Gore) just from regular wear and tear (usually wear through at the crotch from the saddle). Not a complaint, definitely just regular usage, but with money being a bit tight this year I have been looking for a cheaper alternative that is still a light weight waterproof breathable.

Anyways… I purchased a set of MEC Sectuer pants on clearout (http://www.mec.ca/product/5021-703/mec-secteur-pants-womens/?Ntk=productsearch_en_q32008[HTML_REMOVED]h=10[HTML_REMOVED]q=pants%2Bcycling). Yes, it's technically a women's pant (although there is nothing flattering or fitted about the cut so I'm not sure what makes it so), but fit is good enough to run over a set of bibs and they have belt loops.

Then Sherry at Sateen (http://sateenalterations.com/) cut them to my preferred length and turned the legs into a pair of stuff sacks for less than $15.

Anyways, if you're trying to do waterproof for cheap I like them enough that I'm going to get another pair made. I prefer a 3/4 so it covers my knees but they can be any length if you're looking for a regular over-the-knee length or some waterproof booty shorts. They are cut wide enough for knee pads.

I've always been super happy with the quality and fit of my Gore shorts. I've used the waterproof Alp-X and the Alp-X 3/4 for ~4-5 years. I just wish they had belt loops.

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This is a hot move if you can sew (which I can).

Based on my experience with my ladies MEC bikey baggies "ladies" = a short crotch area, tiny pockets and the zipper is "backwards".

Dec. 13, 2015, 11:11 a.m.
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Anyone have a suggestion for a road waterproof short/knicker?

The PI Pro Thermal Knickers get wet butt pretty quick.
No real way to mount fenders besides going with some SKS RaceBlades that likely won't fit either.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

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