Men's Commuter Bike to Work Cycling Pants - Chinos/Slacks

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Men's Commuter Bike to Work Cycling Pants - Chinos/Slacks

Men's Commuter Bike to Work Cycling Pants - Chinos/Slacks

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Now I doubt if I’m ever going to wear these chinos to go and do a century. Then again with a pair of Ground Effect Underdogs underneath… Anyhow, I digress. No they’re not going to be the trousers to wear for long rides, but the next time I’m spending the day in London going to various meetings, and getting to them on a Boris Bike, I’ll certainly be wearing these chinos. BTwin says that it's used a more environmentally friendly dying process, giving these some eco credentials. Read more: BTwin 100 City Cycling Rain Overtrousers full review Advice Do waterproof bicycle commuter pants stay waterproof?

Looks-wise, they have the appearance of – and sit like – a classic pair of chinos, but to wear they feel totally different, much lighter and more comfortable with none of the bulk, plus they come with an added element of stretch to make them more suited to physical activity. Comfort is of the utmost importance when considering a new pair of cycling pants—gravitate toward pairs that don’t restrict movement and will accommodate any extra padding and chamois you’ll wear underneath. While baggy and loose-fit pants might be comfortable when lounging at home, on a bike, they’re irksome and can cause sagging and snagging on a ride. A great pair of cycling pants will be form-fitting and tapered, so as to not hinder movement, or worse, get caught in your drivetrain. I was actually surprised to learn that these chinos were waterproof, because the material doesn’t look or feel like it would be. And that is a huge compliment to these SPOKE trousers. It’s discreet functionality at its finest. They look like regular keks, but have superhero powers (and are disguised much better than Clark Kent – how does he get away with it!?). These jeans are made from a blend of cotton, polyester and Lycra, which provides a comfortable and breathable stretch to the material, but the waterproofing comes courtesy of the polyester membrane of the eajns. When we tested the 100 City Cycling Rain Overtrousers, the unique, integrated shoe covers, that prevent the rain you’ve kept off your legs from ending up in your shoes as well as offering protection for your feet from road spray, really impressed.A wide split up the side of the leg end makes these easy to pull on over shoes. You need to make sure that the trousers vs shoe size ratio works for you though. It's also worth avoiding walking too much with the covers on; they are not the most durable.

Cycling jeans aren’t typically waterproof as they are made primarily from cotton. However, some cycling jeans do feature a DWR coating which makes them water resistant. DUER’s All-Weather denim is the most waterproof cycle jean available. Are cycling jeans good? But some people prefer greater breathability over complete weather sealing. Wetting out the inside of your commuter pants / trousers from sweat is hardly better than getting wet from the rain.

Made from a DWR-coated polyester, the Altura Grid Softshell Pants are lined with a grid-fleece that is designed to trap heat – and they did an excellent job at that. The Softshell pants also have a decent amount of stretch to them, further boosting the comfort both on and off the bike. This all depends on the fabric they are made from and if there is any surface treatment. You'll find that most durable water-repellent treatments will wash off after a while and you will need to re-apply a DWR treatment to rejuvenate their waterproofing. Osloh have done a great job in producing cycling denim jeans that are strong, stretchy and practical.

All of the above features and fabric have been tailored into a chino that is cut to a very personal level. With Spoke trousers, you can choose your individual waist and inseam, and then select one of three 'builds' to ensure your trousers are as close to your leg profile as possible. The result, is that the cut of the Bulletproof Chinos is superb; making them even more comfortable to wear. My current favorites are Pearl Izumi Versa, and Patagonia Quandary. The latter is a bit heavy and overly hot when temperature exceeds about 5 °C / 41 °F. I also have trousers from Prana and Outdoor Research that look the part and work well. I opted for the navy option (largely because I love blue everything), but the SPOKE Bulletproof chinos also come in slate (the colour, not the stone), olive (again, colour not food) and tobacco (once more, colour not stuff to smoke/chew). Price These aren't the most waterproof option that money can buy, but the Hummvee range is notoriously durable and these trousers are no different - there are a lot of reasons that these multi-use cycling trousers could be all you need.

There isn't the level of reflective detailing which can be found on the Altura Nightvision waterproof trousers, but there are loops for lights on each leg. Again, testing these proved that they are limited- a light with a narrow clip was required. The short answer is: yes. You can absolutely cycle in regular chinos, but bicycle-specific chinos will provide you with some extra functionality that will make your commute (and your day-to-day life, for that matter) much more comfortable. The key cycling chino features that will benefit commuters are: Capable of shrugging off mud and rain, these water-resistant trousers come with an environmentally friendly PFC-Free durable water repellent (DWR) finish, although that will need re-spraying from time to time with one of the best waterproof treatments.Dual purpose gear differs from both regular clothes and sportier cycling gear in a number of ways. Fit The major difference from your average high street jeans is the crotch gusset. This features a flat panel instead of the junction of seams you'd usually find. These seams are the primary reason most people find jeans uncomfortable to ride in, as they end up between your 'sensitive areas' and the saddle. The flat panel design here, often found on other cycling trousers too, removes this discomfort. The seams and joins are still there but they've been moved out to the periphery. The overall effect is that the jeans are a whole lot more comfortable to ride in.



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