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    Need help finding my pants......

    Long time lurker, popping the cherry with this post.

    Winter is rapidly approaching here in Iowa and I would like to keep commuting the 4 miles to work (PE Teacher). I started commuting last winter and would wear khaki shorts with leg warmers under snow pants when the temp was under ~35 degrees but would like to upgrade this time around. I would like to go the convertible route since sometimes the weather warms up to the 40s/50s on the way back home. I wear khaki shorts 350 days a year since I play all day with the students so I'd like something that isn't too tight like but allows me to wear shorts underneath. Also there aren't any showers or lockers rooms (elementary school) to change outfits - unless I change in the storage room

    I did a lot of searching and found 3 possible choices but didn't find to many reviews on how they did with colder weather. Wondering if anyone has some experiences with these 3 or if I'm missing some others. My wonderful wife has given me the green light to get a nice pair and count it as a Christmas present so these 3 choices are in the acceptable price range.


    Gore Bike Wear Countdown AS Pants - http://www.realcyclist.com/gore-bike...n-as-pant-mens

    Showers Pass Club Convertible Pants - http://www.realcyclist.com/showers-p...ible-pant-mens

    Unisex Patrol Wind Pants - http://www.bicycleclothing.com/Patro...ts-Unisex.html

    Interesting that the Showers Pass Pants have optional suspenders - http://www.realcyclist.com/showers-pass-suspender

    OK - looking forward to your feedback.
    Thanks!
    Josh

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    Welcome Hildebrand!
    I haven't used any of those pants, but a few thoughts...
    Going from pant to knicker length like the Showers Pass may be useful more often in winter than the pant to shorts model. Though some do colder temps in shorts than others. If it gets real warm, perhaps you could keep a pr. of real shorts at work.
    Personally, unless its real wet, I prefer more stretch and breathability over more waterproofness, but most of our winter is cold/dry rather than wet/slushy.

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