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Works as promised. Much more motivated to cycle in the rain now!
on 30 September 2010
I can't say I was skeptical about this product as I have had wet upper legs and relatively dry lower legs many times, but I was pleasantly surprised nonetheless. It's a compromise - you will get damp lower legs - but an intelligent one that works for me. If you have mudguards, then I strongly recommend these. I cannot find full length waterproofs that are long enough while slim enough in the waist, and while this is not a big deal for walking it is a problem for cycling because the crotch is too low. With my Rainlegs I found that there was no "friction" or resistance to movement like you get with full waterproofs, or indeed when your upper legs are wet in trousers. No sweatiness (no more than usual anyway!) and while I have not ridden in the cold with them I think I may use them in the dry as a windcheater. I reserve judgement on durability of the press-studs although my first impresions are good. Easy and quick to put on with well thought out straps, they look kinda sexy on me, according to my wife's friend - perhaps a little equestrian if you know what I mean! When they arrived the velcro straps were connected to the velcro hooks on the opposite leg (as it were) which is the way I would recommend folding them up. I bung mine in the side pocket of a bontrager trunk, where they fit with plenty to spare. They can also be squashed into a pocket when you're in a rush. Folded properly, then folded in half (which is easy) they are about the size of a large, straight but exceptionally fat banana. When I say "exceptionally fat" I mean about the girth of a nearly-finished toilet roll. Only Railegs are more useful in the rain.