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Review: Proviz REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Written by Fiona

December 11 2023

Proviz has launched new REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Trousers, with designs for women and men. They are aimed at winter cyclists.

Features include:

  • Four-way stretch
  • Two-layer fabric
  • Waterproof membrane.
  • 8,000mmHg waterproof rating
  • 20,000 B-1 breathability rating
  • 360-degree reflectivity
  • Tapered fit
  • Drawstring waistband
  • Price: £69.99 from Proviz

Tested: Proviz REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Trousers

I asked my friend Lynsey to test the women’s Proviz REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Trousers. She regularly commutes to work and often in the rain. She tested them in different temperature conditions. These are her thoughts.

What I like:

  • The material seems to be fairly good quality. I don’t think I’ll get years from them but, for the price point, they are as expected.
  • I like the drawstring adjustable waist.
  • The leg vents are a good feature. I opened them while cycling in the rain and my legs have stayed dry while allowing the air to circulate.
  • The reflective features are big and bright and what I’d expect from Proviz.
  • I like the pockets.
  • The material doesn’t rustle while cycling, which is a big bonus.
  • The tapered ankles with velcro allow the wearer to adjust the fit.
  • There is a reinforced seat area, which means this area will be more durable.

What I don’t like:
I have worn these in -4C, 0C and 6C. At 6C it was also raining hard so I thought the trousers would be a good way to keep dry. I wore shorts underneath due to the temperature.

The trousers did keep out the rain but the material doesn’t work well against bare skin because it makes you sweat. In fact, I sweated a lot and this meant by the end of the ride of about six miles I felt damp and sticky inside the trousers.

Conclusion:

The Proviz REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Trousers are easy to wear and they fit well with plenty of adjustability and stretch. The reflective features are excellent.

They work well to keep out the rain, especially when it’s cold and wet weather. They are best worn over leggings. They do not breathe so well when worn over shorts and bare legs. The price is reasonable for the quality.

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