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Looking for rain pantsBarnyard
Dec 17, 2003 1:13 PM
I've worn out an old pair of gortex rain pants. Now I'm looking for something new that will keep water from running down my legs into my shoes. Preferably I'm looking for something light because I tour. Anyone tried Louis Garneau? Any suggestings?
Personally I'd skip the rain pantsB2
Dec 17, 2003 2:25 PM
IMHO anything that is waterproof will be unbearable with physical activity. Accept that fact that you're going to get wet and concentrate on staying warm. I've found the tights that have the windstopper in the front and regualr lycra in the rear work quite well. I bought a pair at REI a couple of years ago and have never regretted it.

Personally I'd skip the rain pantswooden legs
Dec 17, 2003 3:49 PM
. i reccomend a nice pair of leg warmers with brushed fleece on the inside, i own the pearl izumi brand, pretty inexpensive. when i ride in the pouring rain they get soaked on the outside but keep me plenty warm, and 9 times out of 10 when i get home after 6 to 9 hours of riding the insides and my legs are miraculously dry. and if you decide later to invest in something different they're only $30 or so, not a big loss.
Not much hopeKerry Irons
Dec 17, 2003 5:16 PM
Rain pants really don't do much to keep water out of your shoes. The water will run down the pants and into your shoes, pretty much like it will run down your leg and into your shoes. Unless you use a shoe cover/bootie than can be tucked under the pants, they won't help much. And per another poster, if you're doing any distance, you're likely to be just as wet from sweat inside a waterproof pant as you would without them.
Try Performance Bikeedmundtan
Dec 17, 2003 5:58 PM
I tried these while touring in UK and they are great. Get the black ones as the yellow ones stains easily and very hard to wash off.

Currently the sizes are limited.
re: Looking for rain pantsBarnyard
Dec 18, 2003 1:55 PM
Ironically I have those performance pants on right now. And yes I've toured with them. They offer some protection and are inexpensive.
Finally, I know that rain pants are a lost cause due to the fact that you sweat like a dog. However I've been commuting to work at a ski mountain, and if my feet get wet, chances are they're wet all day which means less protection against the cold.