Padded Tights

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Padded Tights

Postby lbalony » Thu Oct 24, 2013 13:41 pm

This winter I thought I would invest in some padded tights. Bought some medium from wiggle. Perfect in length, too tight in fit. Bought some large better in fit but way too long and bunch up and uncomfortable.

I have larger than average legs for my height. Bout 29 inner legs.

Looked online for leg lengths in padded tights but no avail. Any of you have similar issues or advice?

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby njee20 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 14:13 pm

Do you have particularly large legs? I wear Assos tights or leg warmers, don't bother with padded, just put them over padded shorts. I find theirs come up shorter than some - Lusso and Endura were much longer. Not cheap, but last years.

Try going into a real shop and trying different brands. I would say not to limit yourself to padded too.

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby lbalony » Thu Oct 24, 2013 15:11 pm

njee20 wrote:Do you have particularly large legs? I wear Assos tights or leg warmers, don't bother with padded, just put them over padded shorts. I find theirs come up shorter than some - Lusso and Endura were much longer. Not cheap, but last years.

Try going into a real shop and trying different brands. I would say not to limit yourself to padded too.


I do yeah. Thing is that no one stocks a decent selection. really. will have another look though.

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby njee20 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 16:26 pm

Would help if you said what brand you actually tried...

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby simmo3801 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 19:06 pm

For mountainbiking I found the Endura non bib tights were good. I wore them over padded bib shorts and under baggy shorts. On the road I tried various brands but decided that the DHB padded tights from Wiggle were spot on for me. Ive has Assos jerseys, shorts and jackets so yes the quality is there but I'm more than happy with the DHB ones. Unfortunately it's very much a case of having to buy and try online as a lot of bike shops don't stock many that I've come across. Padded bib tights are more comfortable for me as I only need to wear a pair of baggys over them whereas the waist high non padded means I'm wearing 3 layers with padded bib shorts, unpadded tights and baggys. The DHB ones are also good in so far as they have a small zip at the front from the chest to just above crotch height which is very handy and saves the need to become a contortionist to have a pee without taking everything off, generally immediately after I've put it all on!!
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Re: Padded Tights

Postby bully74uk » Thu Oct 24, 2013 19:24 pm

lbalony wrote:This winter I thought I would invest in some padded tights. Bought some medium from wiggle. Perfect in length, too tight in fit. Bought some large better in fit but way too long and bunch up and uncomfortable.

I have larger than average legs for my height. Bout 29 inner legs.

Looked online for leg lengths in padded tights but no avail. Any of you have similar issues or advice?

Cheers


Im guessing you are quite short height wise then as I also have a 29" leg and have to buy short fitting jeans etc.

Anyway back to the point. Due to having quite short legs I always have trouble buying anything trouser wise that doesn't come in a short leg fitting, including cycling tights as they are nearly always too long in the leg.

I purchased these winter cycling tights in a medium (im a 32 waist) after reading a positive review on a cycling web site:

http://www.ridebosh.com/mens_clothing/l ... nsert.html

Fit is spot on, not too long so no bunching up. Nice and warm for the winter months with very good padding. Great value for money too. I will be buying more of their products for sure.

EDIT: Just found the review:
http://road.cc/content/review/53804-rid ... hts-insert
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Re: Padded Tights

Postby oxoman » Thu Oct 24, 2013 21:05 pm

Decathlon Btwin ones aren't to bad for people with short ars* legs, mine are 28" so i manage. Muddyfox if you don't want any street cred, Tenn are for lanky string beans, My Altura ones are a bit long as well. I find that hidden behind overshoes it doesn't matter anyway.
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Re: Padded Tights

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 08:11 am

There you go. Tights and leg warmers. Sorry about the buttocks.
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Postby BigMitch41 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 09:02 am

No need to apologise cool dad...
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Re: Padded Tights

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 14:46 pm

I use £10 padded muddy fox ones from sports direct, I wear waterproofs over the top as I cant be seen in faggy lycra.

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 15:33 pm

Mojo_666 wrote:I use £10 padded muddy fox ones from sports direct, I wear waterproofs over the top as I am not confident with my sexuality.

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 15:39 pm

cooldad wrote:
Mojo_666 wrote:I use £10 padded muddy fox ones from sports direct, I wear waterproofs over the top as I am not confident with my sexuality.

You're hot, dont be shy.


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Re: Padded Tights

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 16:00 pm

Mojo_666 wrote:
cooldad wrote:
Mojo_666 wrote:I use £10 padded muddy fox ones from sports direct, I wear waterproofs over the top as I am not confident with my sexuality.

You're hot, dont be shy.


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Re: Padded Tights

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 16:20 pm

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Re: Padded Tights

Postby cooldad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 16:27 pm

The sad thing is you actually looked.
Just playing hard to get.
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Re: Padded Tights

Postby Mojo_666 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 16:42 pm

cooldad wrote:The sad thing is you actually looked.
Just playing hard to get.


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