Specifically developed for high aerobic activities, HydroFoil™ Plus combines a lightweight ripstop nylon shell with a composite membrane that is completely waterproof, totally windproof and extremely breathable. The outer fabric is the latest new-generation Pertex® Shield+ membrane. It is more than twice as breathable as most other quality waterproof-breathable fabrics, and has a small amount of stretch allowing a closer fit. The outer fabric is treated with a durable water repellent finish that encourages rain to bead up and roll off, while there is a lightweight tricot mesh on the inside for greater durability and improved moisture dispersion.
▹ More than Kiwi Made
▹ Why 3/4 instead of full-length over trou?
We've extensively tested both full length and 3/4 waterproof pants over the years. In our experience 3/4's provide the best trade-off between functionality and performance.
These have been tested in the wettest winter in CHCH for decades. They are great BUT they are meant to be cycling pants - so where is the high cut back on these pants? Any decent cycling pants has a high-rise rear to ensure a generous overlap with your cycle top. And what better time to have that overlap than when it is cold and wet? Still worth buying and great to wear even as a wind breaker on cold days. It is amazing how much warmer you (and your knees) stay.
Just completed the Heaphy Track with the typical West Coast weather testing rider and gear! These Helter Skelters performed superbly BUT they do need a waist drawstring as they kept slipping down, particularly when laden with crud from the tracks. I saw a comment before buying about this but felt it was a one off... clearly not the case. Rate them highly for what they are designed to do but I will have to add a drawstring myself for future use as do not have glutes like Jonah Lomu to hold them up.
Really enjoying my Helter Skelters. Perfect for those commutes to work and then it fines up for the trip home. Light and compact enough for the back pocket at a push. Matches perfectly with my Storm Trooper top. They'd get 5 starts if they were a bit cheaper.
Just the job. I love big back country rides & these are great .Long enough to cover & keep the knees warm & dry . Don't even notice they are on
Just bought these for my daily commute, but took them for a test drive this morning on the hill on a typical Wellington winters day. Worth their weight in gold!!