BTWin 100 City Cycling Rain Overtrousers Review

Protection for legs and feet, for a short distance.

B Twin 100 City Cycling Rain Overtrousers
(Image credit: Emma Silversides)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Decathlon’s BTwin 100 City Cycling Rain Overtrousers are a great design for protecting both legs and feet on rainy days. They are quick to get on and stand up to moderate rain for a short period of time. Durability is not outstanding; you may find that they begin to deteriorate quicker than you would hope.

Reasons to buy
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    Foot covers

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    Cheap - RRP £19.99

Reasons to avoid
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    Not very durable

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    Limited performance

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If your commute is under half an hour and you want to arrive with both legs and feet dry, the BTwin 100 City overtrousers are a decent and affordable option. The unisex cut means that you may struggle to find a good fit in any size though; there's likely to be compromise in a width or length. 

Fit and construction

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Emma’s first encounters with a bike were in between swimming and running. Soon after competing for GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton in 2001 she saw the light and decided to focus on cycling. 

With a couple of half decent UK road seasons under her belt, she went out to Belgium to sample the racing there, spending two years with Lotto-Belisol Ladies team, racing alongside the likes of Sara Carrigan, Grace Verbeke, Rochelle Gilmore and Lizzie Deignan. Emma moved from Lotto-Belisol to Dutch team Redsun, working primarily as a domestique for Emma Johansson. When Redsun folded, Emma was offered the opportunity to ride with a newly formed Belgian team and home to the first year senior and budding rider Anna Van Der Breggen.

After retiring, Emma returned to teaching, setting up her own tutoring business. When not coercing kids to do maths, she is invariably out on two wheels. While the road bike remains her true passion, she has also developed an addiction to touring, with destinations including Iceland, Georgia and Albania, to mention just a few. There have also been sightings of Emma off-road, on mountain and gravel bikes… As if all of this isn't enough, she's been working as a freelancer since 2005, testing and reviewing the latest kit and sharing her insight into the sport.