Gear/Apparel/etc thread

bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
I don't see this.
Now I do.

Recommendations for commuter rain pants/shoe covers?
Wondering if someone makes an all in one things where you can put some sort of easy on/off rainguard for your pants and shoes.

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  • philpotphilpot Riding Level: 218
    Garbage bags and elastic bands?
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    @philpot said:
    Garbage bags and elastic bands?
    Normally, yes. But I'm looking for an everyday solution.

  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,259
    edited November 2015
    Novara has (had?) some decent $45 overpants. Plus REI warranty

    PI amfib tights are great thermal tights for 1.5 seasons (or until the water repellant wears off) and for sub-60deg days.

    If wearing bike shoes get some bike overshoes. I do not have any recommendations. The showers pass shoe covers are meh. Louis garneau are meh (but cheap) as well.

    Let me know if you have something good.
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,302
    :bz
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    anyone know where I can get a good deal on darn tough socks?
  • JoshJosh Riding Level: 821
    I've had the best luck with these for overshoes. Yeah they're spendy but at least I can somewhat feel my toes after a 4-5 hour road ride in ~35 degrees.
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,364
    I think thats the average price for any overshoe that lasts ≥1 season
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,364
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  • TheDudeTheDude Riding Level: 871
    Lol'd
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    That's pretty great
  • JasonSJasonS Riding Level: 80
    Showers Pass Skyline soft shell pants are my preferred rain/winter pant. They're a good temperature point and feel ideal around 40-55 degrees.
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    I buy a lot of clothes from these guys, swrve.us/ because I know them personally and their clothes are great and reasonably priced. Some stuff is made in Los Angeles(blk_label) others made in other places that they have connections with India, etc.

    I assume there are some similar businesses around here that make clothes. Could someone refer me to places I should check out?
  • KrinkKrink Riding Level: 79
    My mom makes hammer pants
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    @Krink said:
    My mom makes hammer pants
    yeah, I'm not talking to your mom anymore

  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,302
    patagonia needs to start making their jackets in the "dirt brown with oil stain" colorway, because that's what it's going to turn into
  • bicyclefunkbicyclefunk Riding Level: 667
    Winter glove recommendations? I only have to ride some 4 miles, but the commute is in the dark hours and today my digits actually hurt, and I had two sets of gloves on! (Defeet wool, and sealskinz)
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,259
    There are these neoprene pearl izumi ones that my friends like, but they turn into wet sauna
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,364
    Ibex makes some great gloves if it isn't super wet and stays above 25°
    Anything worse than that and you would need a liner and rain glove arrangement I would assume.
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