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Novara Headwind Bike Pants - Men's

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  • Front panel is made from water-resistant and breathable fabric that is windproof to 60 mph; soft interior has a grid pattern that speeds moisture wicking
  • Durable Water Repellent finish causes water to bead up and roll off, fending off light rain showers and snow
  • Back panel is made from a durable, lightweight stretch nylon fabric blend that dissipates excess body heat and maintains great breathability
  • Articulated knees allow the freedom of movement cyclists need
  • Side ankle zippers offer easy on/off over cycling shoes; reflective piping increases your visibility
  • Elastic waist adjusts with drawcord; back is cut high for full coverage while riding
  • Zippered back pocket in the Novara Headwind bike pants securely stores a few essentials such as cash and ID


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Novara Headwind Bike Pants - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Shell lining fabric
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)

Novara Headwind Bike Pants - Men's

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Rated 4.5588/5 based on 34 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromTry it on first.... The inseam is too short and doesn't adequately cover your entire rear end. Hard to tell without riding and unfortunately it was a long ride.
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat pants, but they run long. Great pants that I wore for a ride, but they run too long. I am 5'7", and the medium was so long I had to return it. Store didn't have a replacement small, and neither does the online store, sadly.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 3out of5
by fromsweat a lot Pants provide a good warm start on a cool morning, block the wind really well. By the end of the ride my legs are soaked after about a 30 mile ride. Pants need to be a more breathable. Still need to find pants that will breathe better that provide enough protection.
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Bike Pants First, 40 mile ride, weather was warmer than expected and the pants wicked off all moisture from the thighs; no overheating. Second, 20 mile trip was cool , 55, and with light rain and they kept me warm and dry with no overheating. I just wish they'd have a second zipped back pocket.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat for mtb in our mild winter weather Got these from Outlet at a great price, have been able to ride a lot this winter in these pants when temp is above 45 F. Keep out the wind and let out the moisture. I ride mostly trails in N.Ga and NC and these pants have kept me on the bike this winter.
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat pants for my bicycle commute After hitting 10,000 bicycle commuter miles, I figured it was past time to invest in some riding pants (I had been using a pair of Adidas training pants the last 5 winters). While I refuse to wear tights, I thought I'd give these Novara pants a shot. They were more form fitting than I had expected, but not junk-hugging tight. I must say it's nice not having to worry about an ankle band. And the hems have a sticky/rubbery ring stitched to the inside that prevents the pants from riding up your leg which is a nice touch. I haven't ridden in temperatures below freezing yet. So far I've been comfortable. I also haven't ridden through rain. I'm curious to see how it handles a light downpour. I like these pants so much I was going to order a second pair. However, it appears REI is clearing out their stock, and my size is no longer available.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat for Winter Biking Great pair of pants for riding in cold weather. I would say you could wear these by themselves down to about 5-10 deg F. I wore them today on my 6 mile work commute at -5 deg and was a little cold on the back side of my legs (the breathable non-windproof side of the pant leg), could have used a light base layer to be a little more comfortable. I am 5-10 & 160 pounds and the medium fits perfect.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat for Cool to Cold Weather These pants are great. Paid full price last fall, but it was worth it. These have held up well and the features of wind blocking in front while breathing to the backside work great for me. Have not used them in any heavy rain, so no comment on that. One of the best values in biking I have found to date. REI got this one right!
Date published: 2011-07-19

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