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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Waterproof/windproof pants

    Looking for some watherproof/breathable/windproof pants for my early morning commutes.
    Here are a few i'm looking at currently.

    Gill Freedom pants

    REI Randondee pants

    RaceFace Aquanot pants

    If you've used any of the above let me know what ya think about them or let me know what you're wearing. Commute will be around 6 miles each way over paved trails which are usually paved, single track is always an option along my commute though. I'll also be throwing a base layer under my pants for warmth so the pants don't have to have insolated really just block the wet. Warm would be nice though as this commute although along a great route just outside downtown T.C. is at 4:30 a.m.

    Thanks for the input all, gotta put that new 1x1 to work this winter yet.
    "you don't wanna know and I don't know!"

  2. #2

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    Dec 2003
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuget
    Looking for some watherproof/breathable/windproof pants for my early morning commutes.
    I don't know about any of the ones you mentioned, but Performance makes some nice overpants at reasonable prices. Stay away from Pearl Izumi "Shadow" pants - I'm about to return the pair I ordered partly 'cause they're really thin, and partly because the legs don't taper at all - you're just asking to get your pantleg sucked into the chain wearing those!

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    I know this doesn't answer your questions... but something else to consider.

    I use regular old wind pants. Find someone who's half way decent with a sewing machine and have them take in some of the baggy excess material in the legs (so they don't get caught on your chain rings). Should take about 10 minutes to do. I use them for road and mtn riding with no problems. It was much easier and much cheaper than going with acutal riding gear.
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