Cycling trousers are a useful bit of kit. Something you’ll know if you’ve ever attempted to speed your way through the rain and wind on the ride to work wearing a decidedly nonwaterproof pair of pants, or you’ve ever tackled the trails with only the skin of your lower legs as protection against the great outdoors.
Yes, soggy bottoms and branch-battered calves are a possibility when exploring the world with your beloved two-wheeled steed, but they can also be a thing of the past. All it takes is the right pair of cycling trousers.
But what exactly is the right pair? Well, that depends on what you’ll be doing with them. What are the best cycling trousers?
In order to find the best cycling trousers for you, you’ll want to consider what type of cycling you’ll be using your trousers for and what season it is. Cycling trousers in winter
In winter, you won’t just want a pair of cycling trousers that are wind and waterproof (hello, grim weather, we see you). You’ll also want ones that are as breathable and sweat-wicking as they are insulating. That way, you’ll be able to keep warm without having to deal with increasing amounts of sweat accumulating beneath your clothes the longer you’re on your bike . Cycling trousers in summer
In summer, you may be able to get away with trousers treated with a DWR (durable water resistant) finish. You’ll also want ones with lighter, breathable fabrics that are good at wicking away […]