Cycling Rain Pants with Different Leg Lengths
Cycling waterproof over trousers are available with three different leg lengths:
- classic long
- ¾ length
It might sound strange initially but especially among mountain bikers and road cyclists with a sporty cycling style cycling rain trousers with short or ¾ legs are highly popular.
According to the principle “as much as necessary but as little as possible“, cyclists wishes are fulfilled as to the over trousers not being longer than the trousers worn underneath, if possible. Whether the naked legs then are exposed to dirt or water is of no concern at all. This way optimal performance when wearing them or moving is combined with optimal protection from water and dirt. There are no limits as to the preferences of combinations due to the different available leg lengths of cycling rain trousers.
Long Cycling Rain Trousers are more suitable on rather cool days for everyday use, mountain bikers and tourers. The perfect combination for cold winter days are long cycling rain trousers on top of long Thermofleece winter cycling trousers. The cycling rain pants ward off not only water but also cold wind and the Thermofleece cycling trousers keep you warm and wick moisture away. As an alternative warm, long Softshell bike pants offer good protection from wind and weather, yet they are not really waterproof but simply water resistant.
Demanding cyclists with a very sporty style – both road bikers and mountain bikers – appreciate GORE Wear rain trousers with GORE-TEX® Membrane made from highly elastic Active-Shell material.