Review – Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers
Waterproof cycling rain pants are a piece of apparel that are most popular amongst cycle tourists and bicycle commuters. Waterproof trousers for cycling might seem rather over-the-top, but in truth a pair of high quality breathable waterproof bottoms could be one of the best pieces of cycle kit you have purchased to date…

At the start of this year, I made a pledge to go 'car-free' as often as I possibly could. That meant riding in all weather, and often not in dedicated cycling kit. Waterproof cycling trousers mean that you can get from A-to-B and run daily errands whatever the weather.

The Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Trousers are the highest performance pair of waterproof trousers within the American brand's range. They are made using their highest quality waterproof and breathable fabric – the Elite fabric – to offer comfort and durability when cycling in wet weather conditions hour after hour, and day after day.

These cycling-specific waterproof trousers are much advanced compared to your standard hiking waterproof trousers. They feature articulated knees for freedom of movement as you pedal, zippered thigh vents to stop you from overheating, and hook-and-loop cinch straps on the lower legs to take up the excess fabric that risks catching in your drivetrain.

The fully taped seams and 3-layer Elite™ waterproof hard-shell fabric is impressively durable and breathable. Reinforcement patches are added around the seat, to reduce fabric wear against the saddle, while high quality YKK Aquaguard Vislon water-resistant zippers are used on the ankles and for pocketing.

Pocketing is clever on the Showers Pass Refuge trousers; there is a smart little thigh pocket (with waterproof zipper) for easy-to-access valuables on the go. There is also tactically positioned reflective trims and accents on multiple faces of the trousers, to enhance your visibility in low light conditions.

Whether riding through the city streets of Copenhagen, or jumping on the bike in an April downpour to get some groceries at home; these Refuge trousers have proven to be the ultimate weather protection – allowing me to arrive at my destination warm and dry, every time. Waterproof trousers can also be a great asset for bicycle touring trips and bikepacking trips; when you can pull them on to add instant foul weather defence.

Built to keep you comfortable in the worst the elements can throw your way; the Showers Pass Refuge Trousers are the ultimate waterproof cycling trousers for everyday adventures and back-of-beyond expeditions.

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Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Showers Pass Refuge Waterproof Cycling Trousers



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