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kervelo
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by kervelo

Velocio users in the forum: do you have any experience of the Velocio Overpants?

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jfranci3
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by jfranci3

Where are you riding and how long? What problem are you trying to solve.

I've had a good experience with just softshell winter pants (or XC ski pants) over MTB bib liners, bib tights, or even toss some knee warmers in there depending on the weather. No need for $210 pants (with single zip leg vents). The straps really arent' needed/useful of the overpant.
https://www.stio.com/collections/mens-p ... =Softshell

MTB pants work great too. The cut on most is just roomier than tights, so next to no flapping. Some lightweight ones have holes out of the wind to vent excess humidity. https://www.foxracing.com/mtb-pants/?pr ... &prefv2=10

kervelo
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by kervelo

I ride in the Nordic winter. I have used windstopper/infinium tights from various brands for years and still use them in suitable conditions (when it is too cold for Assos bib tights), but at some point they are just not warm enough. In colder weather (5 to 15 degrees below zero ) I use mtb pants and they work great as overpants with regular bib tights under them. I need to replace my current mtb pants for the next winter and the Velocio was one of the options I accidentally found. The problem with most (all?) infinium tights is that they are not well designed for layering; otherwise that would be the best solution.

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

kervelo wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2024 6:37 pm
I ride in the Nordic winter. I have used windstopper/infinium tights from various brands for years and still use them in suitable conditions (when it is too cold for Assos bib tights), but at some point they are just not warm enough. In colder weather (5 to 15 degrees below zero ) I use mtb pants and they work great as overpants with regular bib tights under them. I need to replace my current mtb pants for the next winter and the Velocio was one of the options I accidentally found. The problem with most (all?) infinium tights is that they are not well designed for layering; otherwise that would be the best solution.
Yeah, at a certain point, you need to put some space between the wind facing shell and your thigh because of the conductive heat loss. Anything next to skin is going to be cold. Anything stretchy is going to have some degree of pourousness on the surface, which will let some air though as well.
Your thighs have a lot of meat on them, so they shouldn't need a lot of insulation. Whatever you go with, make sure the inside surface (or on the insulation layer) has a texture on it.

I'd suggest buying a few pairs of softshell hiking/dog walking pants just for sloppy winter conditions not that it's end of the season (and likely on sale), and trying those first. Buy a few and keep the one that has the best bike fit. The Fox Flexair pants were a suprisingly good fit even for road biking if the hiking pant let you down, but they're on sale all the time.

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