waterproof pants for cycling/walking

Hi,

Anybody know the most suitable place and price to pay for the above? I have a local cycle shop and further afield a camping shop but presume the price will be very high. However, do want something suitable as showers/rain all the time:(. Thanks.
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  • dannie wrote: »
    Hi,

    Anybody know the most suitable place and price to pay for the above? I have a local cycle shop and further afield a camping shop but presume the price will be very high. However, do want something suitable as showers/rain all the time:(. Thanks.

    I bought mine many years ago at a workwear/army surplus shop. They were cheap as chips and are strongly made of a good quality medium weight nylon fabric. They are not breathable, but they are light and loose fitting with a simple elasticated waist band and I don't have any problems with condensation. They just about pack up into a jacket pocket.

    I would also consider looking around your high street market.
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  • Aren't you better off with waterproof trousers? I've come across waterproof socks but never pants.

    I would opt for cycling specific waterproof trousers as they'll be cut longer on the back to give you weather protection when you're on your bike. Expect to pay around £30 for something reasonable from the usual online retailers: Wiggle, Evans, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op.
  • asset2004
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    Was going to start a similar thread. Have been using Muddy Fox overtrousers for a few months but have started leaking.
    Any ideas?
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  • Anselm
    Anselm Posts: 7,009 Forumite
    Can't help with the cycling aspect but for walking try the
    Sprayway all day rain pants.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sprayway-All-Waterproof-Rain-Pant/dp/B004S6UJAI

    If you'd prefer overtrousers, try the Berghaus deluge over trousers. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000PCW8VC/?!!!!!hydra0b-21&hvadid=9550942629&ref=asc_df_B000PCW8VC
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  • Throbbe
    Throbbe Posts: 469 Forumite
    Aren't you better off with waterproof trousers? I've come across waterproof socks but never pants.

    I think this might be the northern/american usage of pants, meaning trousers.

    It reminds me of an overheard conversation when a friend from Preston was trying to retrieve a new pair of trousers from London Underground lost property.

    "Yes, I lost me pants on the tube. They're tight black leather ones."

    Hilarity ensued.
  • Throbbe wrote: »
    I think this might be the northern/american usage of pants, meaning trousers.

    It reminds me of an overheard conversation when a friend from Preston was trying to retrieve a new pair of trousers from London Underground lost property.

    "Yes, I lost me pants on the tube. They're tight black leather ones."

    Hilarity ensued.

    Thanks for clearing up the confusion. So in northern England pants / trousers are used interchangeably? That's a new one on me (in the Midlands), but surely it must cause some confusion?
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    it's grim oop north
  • Gloomendoom
    Gloomendoom Posts: 16,550 Forumite
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    How about these...

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    http://www.plastic-pants.com
  • dannie
    dannie Posts: 2,214 Forumite
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    Thanks for the replies. I think that the type of waterproofs I want sound like the ones kerbycrawler describes. Seems like most people might refer to them as waterproof trousers or overtrousers then? Anything cheaper than £30, or maybe then quality not good?
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