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  Aussie Wool Not-So-Tights



Availability: ETA Nov
product code: AB4



This is what we wear when it gets below about 48F. They're snuggish 100 percent wool longies, and although they look like tights, they aren't as snug as Pearl Izumi tights, for instance. They don't snap on, and you don't have to turn them inside out to take them off. They are perfect for all cool to cold weather non-racing riding.

You can wear them over your panties (the all wool ones are the best) with nothing on top, or wear MUSA shorts, knickers, or pants on over them; or nylon gym shorts, whatever. They're about a 9oz interlock. They seem to last a long time, and do fantastic quadruple duty as pajama bottoms (every bike campout, this is what I sleep in), and running tights and hiking tights.

These are an integral component of any cold weather rig.

Waist (inches):
Small (28-30),
Medium (32-34),
Large (36-38),
XL (40-42),
XXL (44-46)

Get them one size larger than you think if you want 'em a little looser. They'll ride a little high waisted (as shown in the pix of Mr. Nivolo wearing size XL) but you'll be sure to be crack covered and the high waisted skinny style is such the rage right now.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5   Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good, comfy tights April 27, 2016
Reviewer: Richard Shearer from Berkeley, CA United States  
Excellent snug-but-not-sausage-casing-tight tights.  They are perfect for winter rides in my neck of the woods (Bay Area) and are pajama-bottom comfy.  You will forget you are wearing them - and isn't that the point, to be comfortable enough that you don't think about them?

As one reviewer has noted, they will not get the job done by themselves in a Minnesota winter, but they would be a great base layer in such conditions.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Just Right, Great Price! April 29, 2012
Reviewer: Patrick Jones from Pikes Peak, Colorado  
Long before discovering Riv I've been using wool as my base layer. I'd been hedging on buying new wool tights because of the prices on the ones I could find, and quality issues I've experienced with some of them.

Received these the day I left for a S48H trip with my two daughters in the Colorado Mountains at about 10,000 feet. Damp, cold, post torrential night thunderstorm mornings were toasty despite the 25 degree F. These combined with the MUSA knickers is a great way to handle temp swings from below freezing to 70 in a day.

The knit is tight and solid for a tight, the construction superb, and the weight just right.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Good stuff December 8, 2011
Reviewer: Mike from Colorado  
I've been wearing wool base layers for cycling and outdoor activities in general for the last 4 years or so and would never go back to synthetics. These particular semi-tights are great for cool to cold weather riding (I use these throughout the winter in CO).

That being said, my only complaint (and this applies to almost all light weight wool layers I have owned) is that they can be somewhat fragile. I've had a pair of these for two years and they have been mended a few times but are now wearing so much in the crotch that I suspect this will be their last season of use.  Still, well worth the asking price.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
These are excellent. December 1, 2011
Reviewer: John from Portland, OR  
I have two pairs of these and a third pair from a different maker of roughly the same price.  These are superior in all respects, most notably, durability.  I ride public transit to work every day and standing around in 35 and lower temperatures at 6 a.m. during the fall and winter make these very, very handy.   Especially if public transit's heat isn't working right!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Not-So-Tights are not Tights October 14, 2011
Reviewer: Burt from Minneapolis, MN  
This is an excellent product, but you should note that they are NOT true cycling tights.
These are wool underwear, a base layer.
I'm keeping mine anyway since they will be useful as a base layer for winter biking and cross-country skiing.

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