Recommendations wanted: rain pants for commutes

It is getting rainy and snowy where I live and I currently commute by bike. But riding in cold rain, especially on muddy paths, is not great. I am looking for cycling pants.

  • Are there any that I can wear over regular pants like a rain coat?
  • What should I look for?
  • Are mountain biking-specific pants a good option?


Gore makes some that have a reinforced seat area for cycling. Loose to go over bike or street clothes.

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Rain paints, easy to find in the Netherlands.

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Got these recently they’re pretty good

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I have had the Showers Pass Refuge pant, possibly a prior revision, for about 10 years. I normally use them 4 or 5 times a year for riding on pavement with rain. My partner uses her pant about 30 time/year for commutes. We haven’t had any complaints. Not sure of their availability outside of the USA.