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Old 11-20-2008, 06:37 AM
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Default Rainmate Chaps

Does anyother place than clever cycles sell these?
How do you like them? Any problems?

I have a feeling I will be altering them to make them longer but that is old news for me, 6'5" and all legs. Was going to make my own but decided it would be easier to alter than reinvent.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:39 AM
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Also the XL what wast size does it fit. I am 34-35 round.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:59 AM
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I found them to be pretty much useless when street conditions were wet. The bottoms of my pants got soaked. I got the large size. I am 6'2" with a 30" waist.

I just switched to rainpants and forgot about the whole thing. If anybody wants to buy them off them they can.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:47 PM
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I've got mine fro commuting year-round, and they work great when it's actually raining. They keep the tops of my legs dry. Unfortunately, if the road is very wet at all, the spray will get a small portion of the back of my short's legs. I'm thinking that one more piece of nylon that wraps around the legs could solve that problem. I might as well do that myself.

[Edited:] For the record, I do have rainlegs, but as I usually only am wearing shorts, the rainmates lower-leg section would more or less just get in the way. And yes, I do have full fenders.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:58 PM
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you guys have full fenders, right? not meant to replace those, but complement. rainmates, as opposed to rainlegs, do have lower leg protection.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:50 AM
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I run full fenders, though mine are beat up and in need of replacement. Looking for something to keep the grime off my legs and help keep the water going down my leg into my shoe covers. Not so much to keep dry. I would use rain pants but they are way too hot for me. Even on the coldest of days I would not use rain pants.

It is only $50 so what the heck I will give them a go.

Since we are talking about rain were. Does the eVENT fabric really work that well? Does the waterproofness last longer that Gortex?

Reason for the questions is that I am relatively new to winter commuting. In the past I stop riding and start driving when the weather turns bad. This year I am going to make the effort and ride in the winter and only use the car on the weekends.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:54 AM
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you guys have full fenders, right? not meant to replace those, but complement. rainmates, as opposed to rainlegs, do have lower leg protection.
Rainmates is the brand.

Rainmate rain chaps have a lower leg

Rainlegs do not have a lower leg
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:26 AM
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I run full fenders, though mine are beat up and in need of replacement. Looking for something to keep the grime off my legs and help keep the water going down my leg into my shoe covers.
To keep road grime off your legs and feet you need mud flaps for your fenders.

DIY: http://www.phred.org/~alex/bikes/fendermudflap.html

$7 plus shipping: http://www.cobbworks.com/accessories.htm

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:36 AM
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I just checked. I actually have the x-large size of the rain legs.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:16 PM
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Thanks and sorry M Cook. Bought a pair this weekend before looking at your post.
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