Lightweight Trousers..

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Teetosugars
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Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Teetosugars » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:30 pm

You know, for wearing when you get to a bothy etc..Light, but packable (obvs :wink: ) any recommendations?

Having taken off yer cycling kit, but just want some down time.

Does anyone bother, or do you just staying yer cycling kit?

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by padonbike » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:49 pm

The lightest, most comfortable, warmest option is merino long-johns. If you think you would feel self-conscious wearing just these is a bothy with strangers, a pair of lightweight running shorts over the top solves that.

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Post by sean_iow » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:58 pm

I've been reading the Crane brothers book 'running the Himalayas' and at one stop over at a town all their usual kit was in the wash so they went into town in a tee shirt and goretex over-trousers, on a sunny afternoon :smile:

So if you had say some merino boxers to wear instead of your bibs/shorts and you had over-trousers with you this would be an option? I've not tried this but I do carry a pair of lightweight Alpkit waterproof trousers in case of very bad weather so I could do this if I needed to to get out of my cycling shorts.
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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Matt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:06 pm

:-bd

That’s what I do

Bibs off
Boxers on
Shorts back on

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Post by Asposium » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:15 pm

North face speedlight
Wore them for flight to Iceland, morning riding when a bit chilly, then in evening after finished riding.

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Ron Hill DXB. Will work on the bike as well if pushed
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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:51 pm

Yeah for Ron Hills

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by mtbmarkymark » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm

+1 for ron hill type things, i personally use Altura cruisers as the legs are a bit longer. I use them as pub wear, sleep wear and if its unexpectedly cold them i can cycle in them.

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Post by Jamesh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:38 pm

Depending on the season and space requirements l would either go for merino long johns and light running/ bike shorts.
Also use Montane Featherlite Trail Pants (120g, size of a medium avocado/orange). Great to take the wind chill off, often pair with 3/4 merino bottoms for post ride/sleep kit.

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Post by Mpolo » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm

i wear endura humvee lite 3/4 length trousers with merino long johns if its cold

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Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 pm

Matt wrote::-bd

That’s what I do

Bibs off
Boxers on
Shorts back on
Why? Can't think of anything less pleasant to sleep in.

I had to share a bothy last year in my birthday suit. Fortunately the light was poor, and I was mostly in my bag, but, ahem, 'lubing-up' in the morning might have been embarrassing, if I was a more sensitive creature...

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Teetosugars » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:23 pm

Cheers all..
:-bd

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Matt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:45 pm

Why? Can't think of anything less pleasant to sleep in.
Not to sleep in, just for sitting around. :-bd

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Post by Wotsits » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:31 am

I've got some Rab Vertex that i got a really good deal on, they're fine for doing some walking in too. Think Rab also make a lighter pair called the Longitude.
Whilst looking i noticed that there's usually loads of cheap pairs in the sale-rails of outdoor shops, some branded.
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Post by Charliecres » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:36 am

I have some light-ish, packable-ish walking trousers fir when I want to be posh. Ron Hills are a great, multi-use option but a bit bulky. The lightest option would be to use that stuff for baldies to thicken up your leg hair, maybe paired with a cuben loin cloth.

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Post by Nevis » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:14 pm

+1 for montane featherlights

Pack to the size of an apple and weight less.

These are they https://www.climbers-shop.com/256765/pr ... pants.aspx

Got mine off ebay for < £10

I also like the fact that they kind of 'lube you up' so you move more freely in your bag. Stops you getting all twisted up if you know what I mean.

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Post by Loki » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 am

I have been using the Karrimor Aspen zip off trousers, lightweight and versatile, dry quickly and comfortable, best bit only £20 from Sports Direct often with a 2fer offer on.
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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Jurassic » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:41 pm

I often carry my Montane Prism Pants for apres bike wear. They're a bit more bulky that the Featherlights but can be used to boost my sleeping bag a bit too.

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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by windjammer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:54 pm

western mountaineering down trousers pack up smaller than my xxl merino longjons

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Post by benp1 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:06 pm

In the past it's been long johns (my sleeping baselayer) or waterproof trousers. Multi use items you would have anyway or need for riding seems like a better use of weight and space

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:46 pm

I got some 'tights' from Planet X. Pack small and don't weigh much - generally, I don't bother but will take them if I think they may prevent 'offence'.

I've also got some shorts (same as above but obviously shorter). It transpires that these do not work in helping combat 'offence' and actually make the potential far greater :shock:
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Re: Lightweight Trousers..

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 am

I just use my Craghoppers zip offs. Ride in them over bibs and then swap with boxers and zip the legs back in for the evening.

They're so light they dry superfast too. And they seem to be indestructible too.

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Post by Brothersmith » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:44 pm

windjammer wrote:western mountaineering down trousers pack up smaller than my xxl merino longjons
I love mine, there expensive and make you look ridiculous, but the plus is you can take a lighter sleeping bag as essential you are wearing half a sleeping bag on your legs :-bd

Montane featherweights are great for summer, also double as reasonable overtrousers during the day - there not sealed and will wet out but they keep the wind off and dry out fast.

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