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Winter Leggings

Postby wander wheels » Thu Feb 02, 2012 22:49 pm

Hi

I'm looking for a reasonably priced pair of winter leggings (with pad insert) for mountain biking. I don't like anything tight round my waist. Can anyone recommend any makes. Thanks

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njee20
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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby njee20 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 09:25 am

If you want a pad they'll need to be relatively tight, or the pad will move. Better to wear padded shorts with tights of your choice over the top. Ronhill Bikesters are a baggier cut.

If it's just the waistband issue, rather than the tight material per se then look at bibtights, they're far warmer, and you don't have anything digging into your waist.

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby miss notax » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:29 am

Howdy Wander Wheels 8)

I really like the Ground Effects 'Witches Britches' - 3/4 length and furry! But they might be too warm for you.... The comment about bib tights is a good call as no waistband issues then!

Do dhb do any winter tights? I always find them quite generously sized and the price are always reasonabe, so if you trash them MTBing it's not the end of the world!
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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby wander wheels » Sat Feb 04, 2012 20:09 pm

Hi thanks for the advice. Went down to Primera bike shop in Bournemouth today. Tried on some Endura, Altura and Gore leggings all ok for tightness in waist but about 4inches too long! :cry: Gore bib tights were also too long but had a great zip off feature at the waist enabling those quick "comfort" stops without having to take off too many layers! Good for the taller girls. Also tried on some leg warmers from Specialized which fitted very top to very bottom of my short legs and felt good on. They are awaiting the new range thermal ones of these to come in so have ordered a pair.

Miss Notax still considering some 3/4 length ones you have from Ground Effect - may have a closer look at yours!

Ta :)

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby njee20 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 22:44 pm

Apologies - was just looking in 'latest posts' didn't notice this was women's, Miss Notax is far better than I to comment :-)

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby AlaskaStone » Thu Feb 09, 2012 19:12 pm

I bought a pair from Sports Direct/World last week, they've just started stocking Muddy Fox cycling clothes (I hadn't heard of them before but they seem ok). I got a pair of padded leggings for £11!! Worn them out a couple of times so far, they do the job well keeping my legs warm, the padding could be better but on longer rides I wear my Endura padded shorts on top. They have both men's and women's sizes and styles. Definitely worth a look!

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby Esmerelda » Mon Sep 24, 2012 13:56 pm

Ha ha ha - you're in the wrong place, "Legwear"!

This is a forum for women's mountain biking. We're not looking for clothing for popping down to the shops - or hanging around on the street corner :roll:

But good luck with your business venture :lol:

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby Esmerelda » Mon Sep 24, 2012 13:58 pm

Wander wheels, did you find anything suitable?

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Re: Winter Leggings

Postby glamor » Thu Oct 25, 2012 16:04 pm

Link is required but still I couldn't find it here anymore...


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