do they exist?
Yes. As usual with Kllatermusen there's a scary price
Rohan did some (super?) strider breeches at some stage recently, so maybe they'll reappear this winter. Fjallraven/Haglofs have some non stretch 3/4 length ones. And some longish stretchy shorts from people of course.
Might be as easy to buy a full length pair and get someone to take them up for you?
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That was the first thing that occurred to me. Now, as I'm sitting here in a pair of taken-up Rab Treklites (because I've got short legs), it seems a very sensible thing to consider. I think it only cost me about £15 to have them taken up professionally, so they have the same hemming as the original long legs.
The one drawback would be that they'd be a bit flappy round the calves unlike the legs of breeches or indeed capris, which is what they call women's 3/4 length trousers. Now wondering if the men's are also called capris...
Rohan did some (super?) strider breeches at some stage recently, so maybe they'll reappear this winter.
I suspect not: judging from them turning up and remaining in Rohan's "Souk"bargain bin for quite some time I'd guess they didn't sell at all well.
I have a pair I got because they were a great price but I never really thought about what I'd use them for... (d'oh!). 32" waist, if interested PM me.
Otherwise there is the (rather wasteful) route of getting trews, cutting to length and getting them hemmed appropriately. I suspect that'll be easier than finding a pair that's perfect off the rail.
Most of the eBay ones are the original 80s Superstriders. They're very good but are also quite a bit chunkier than more recent soft shell designs. Warmer and tougher on the upside, not so quick drying on the downside. I got rid of my original pair a few years ago as I also have the salopette version (still used for downhill skiing when it's very cold) and used them for winter mountaineering when I had them. So do be prepared for something seriously warm if you get a pair of those.
> The one drawback would be that they'd be a bit flappy round the calves
Well, if you're having them adjusted, then you could also get the side seams adjusted. It would probably cost a bit more, as it's a more complex operation than a simple hemming.
And yes, men's 3/4 are also called capris by a number of manufacturers. Usually bought by women for men, IME...
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Many cycle clothing companies do something thats similar. Thing is the material is usually sort of s synthetic heavy tent like fabric. If you want close fitting cycling 3/4's are great but have no pockets.
I stil reckon looking out for Rohan is the way to go. Why not approach them direct?
I've used the Gore Bikewear 3/4s which are made from Windstopper - they're nice, but expensive and too warm for me on a bike, plus Peak grit trashed the seat surprisingly fast. I suspect they'd actually make nice walking legwear, but maybe a little on the warm side above calf level and a little on the cold side below it.
That said, I reckon a non-membrane 3/4 would be good. I get on really well with the Haglöfs Lizard soft shell short - fearsome price though.
The fabric on the Rab Hueco stuff is 96% Nylon, 4% Spandex, so it will have some stretch. For comparison, the Sawtooth jacket, which is a pretty typical, double weave soft shell uses 90/10 proportions. I'd guess the Hueco will have a fair bit less stretch, but that should be about right for legwear maybe. I've not used them though, so it's a bit of an educated guess.
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