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Madison DTE Womens Waterproof Trousers

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Product Description

The DTE waterproof trouser is perfect for riding in the worst of the British weather.

Key Features:
  • Made from a 2.5 layer fabric with a 3-layer fabric on the rear panel, inner thigh and knees to avoid wear
  • Fine tune fit straps on the waist hold the trousers firmly in place while the silicone gripper on the inside waist panel prevent them sliding around
  • Two mesh backed zippered hand pockets provide storage
  • 2 vents zips on the outside of the thigh provide a flow of cool air if you start to overheat
  • Adjuster straps around the calf allow you to fine tune the fit
  • Pre-shaped legs with articulated knees give a great on the bike fit
  • Reinforced panels at the hem help prevent wear from the drive chain
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Madison DTE Womens Waterproof Trousers Reviews

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Overall Rating:
2.7
out of 5
2.66
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
1.00
Value For Money
2.50

Customer Reviews (1)

3
Waterproof yes, breathable no

I bought these recently as I was fed up riding in the rain and having soaking wet shorts/trousers. I'm a big fan of Madison shorts and went with the size I wear normally (size 12/medium) but was disappointed with these as they have a weird fit. They have a high waistband but that drops at the front. The legs are quite narrow (I dont have bulky legs) and the lining of the trousers is a waxy material, not soft fabric which I expected with trousers (these aren't over trousers) so after a while of pedalling you start to sweat, because the legs are narrow the waxy material sticks to your skin and makes riding quite difficult, I had to keep standing up to pull the material back down my thighs where it was bunching up. There is a long zip up vent on the outside of each trouser but this didnt help. I wore these on a wet but mild day, so maybe that added to the problem but it rains all year round so these should be more breathable! I sent them back as they weren't fir for purpose sadly.

I bought these recently as I was fed up riding in the rain and having soaking wet shorts/trousers. I'm a big fan of Madison shorts and went with the size I wear normally (size 12/medium) but was disappointed with these as they have a weird fit. They have a high waistband but that drops at the front. The legs are quite narrow (I dont have bulky legs) and the lining of the trousers is a waxy material, not soft fabric which I expected with trousers (these aren't over trousers) so after a while of pedalling you start to sweat, because the legs are narrow the waxy material sticks to your skin and makes riding quite difficult, I had to keep standing up to pull the material back down my thighs where it was bunching up. There is a long zip up vent on the outside of each trouser but this didnt help. I wore these on a wet but mild day, so maybe that added to the problem but it rains all year round so these should be more breathable! I sent them back as they weren't fir for purpose sadly.

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2.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 2.5/5

Madison Trousers Sizing

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Madison Trousers Size Chart

Use the Madison clothing size chart to find the best fit for you.

Men's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

Inside Leg

 

Inches

Cm

Inches

Cm

Inches

Cm

X-Small

34-35.5

87-90

26-27.5

67-70

32

81

Small

35.5-37

91-94

27.5-29

72-74

32

81

Medium

37.5-39.5

95-100

29.5-31.5

75-80

33

84

Large

40-42

101-106

32-34

81-86

33

84

X-Large

42.5-44.5

107-112

34.5-36.5

87-92

34

87

XX-Large

45-47

113-120

37-39

93-99

34

87

Women's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

To Fit Hips

 

Inches

CM

Inches

 

Inches

CM

Size 8

31-32

79-82

25.5-26.5

66-68

35-36

89-92

Size 10

32-33.5

83-86

26.5-28

69-72

36-37.5

93-96

Size 12

34-36

87-92

28.5-30.5

73-78

38-40

97-102

Size 14

36.5-38.5

93-98

31-33

79-84

40.5-42.5

103-108

Size 16

39-41

99-104

33.5-35.5

85-90

43-45

109-114

Size 18

41.5-44

105-112

36-38.5

91-98

45.5-48

115-122

Kid's Size Chart

Size

To Fit Chest

To Fit Waist

To Fit Height

 

Inches

CM

Inches

 

Inches

CM

5-6 YRS

24-25

60-63

21-22

54-56

43-46.5

108-118

7-8 YRS

25.5-27

64-69

22.5-23.5

57-60

47-51.5

120-130

9-10 YRS

27.5-29.5

70-75

24-25

61-64

52-56

132-142

11-12 YRS

30-32

76-81

25.5-27.5

65-70

56.5-60.5

144-154

13-14 YRS

32.5-34.5

82-87

28-30

71-76

61-65

156-166

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Waterproof Trousers Guide

 

Waterproof trousers

If you want to keep riding through the worst of the weather, waterproof trousers are essential. They will make the commute much more comfortable, so you can arrive at work dry and warm. Touring riders and bikepackers will need the best so they can keep riding no matter what, and mountain bikers will be able to ride longer and in more remote locations when they are dry and comfortable.


Waterproof Ratings

Shown using a hydrostatic head rating, the waterproof rating of trousers gives an impression of what kind of weather they can withstand. The hydrostatic load is measured in mm and refers to the test where a vertical column of water is placed on the fabric. For example, a fabric with a hydrostatic head of 10,000mm will be able to withstand the pressure of this water without leaking. The higher the number, the more waterproof the fabric.

Water beading up on waterproof fabric

According to the British standards Institution, any fabric over 1500mm can be classed as waterproof. For cycling in light rain for a short commute for example, a minimum recommendation would be 10,000mm with a DWR coating.

For those who want the best protection 20,000mm + is highly recommended.


Fabric

Most waterproof clothing will be made up of layers of fabric. Usually an outer protective later with a laminated inner membrane that lets water vapour escape (breathability).

A typical 2 layer fabric construction

2 Layer

A face fabric bonded to a breathable/waterproof laminate with a liner. These are very flexible and comfortable, though they are a compromise on breathability, protection and durability.

Hump 2 layer over trousers
A typical 2.5 layer fabric construction

2.5 Layer

A step up where the inner liner is partially bonded to the membrane. The lightest option but not the most breathable or durable.

Altura Nightvision trousers
A typical 3 layer fabric construction

3 Layer

The most durable of the 3 options, and therefore often the most expensive, but with the best protection from the elements. 3 layer waterproof clothing will last longer.

Mountain biker wearing 3 layer trousers

Durable Water Resistance (DWR)

The majority of waterproof clothing is treated with a DWR coating. This is the first line of defence, causing water droplets to bead and run off the fabric. The DWR coating will wear away over time so you will need a Waterproofer such as Nikwax to reinstall performance.

Please see our Technical fabric Guide for more information.


Breathability Ratings

To avoid that “boil in the bag” feeling it is essential that the waterproof fabric can breathe. Waterproof fabric for cycling is a balancing act between breathability and waterproofness. If a fabric cannot breathe then the rider will be wet on the inside from perspiration. Breathability is measured in the grams of water that can pass through a square meter of fabric in 24 hours.

For example, a trouser or jacket with a 10,000g breathability and 10,000mm waterproof rating would be a minimum recommendation for cyclists.

A mountain biker, riding through snow on a fat bike with breathable trousers on

Fit

Waterproof trousers will come in different fits for different applications. Mountain bikers will wear over the skin but will need pre-shaped knees to allow for knee pads. Most waterproof trousers will taper at the ankles to avoid them getting in the way.

Some will be overtrousers, with a baggy fit designed to be worn over normal clothes, these are great for commuting with less changing needed at work, though they can get quite warm over normal trousers.

Downhill rider wearing MTB waterproof trousers

Taped seams

The seams where each panel of fabric joins is one place where water can get in. to further aid waterproofing the best quality garments will have taped seams to help prevent water ingress.


Features

Elasticated waist is a common feature on waterproof trousers, though you might see Velcro tabs to control the waist, a ratchet style fastener, or belt loops.

Some waterproof trousers will have ankle adjustment including zips and/or Velcro. These come in especially useful when you can remove the trousers without removing your shoes. This adjustment can be used to tighten the trouser to stop drafts or loosen, giving some ventilation during the ride.

Hump over trousers with elasticated waist and velcro adjuster on the ankle

Reflective Detailing Options

Most trousers will include some element of reflective properties. Some will have dedicated reflective panels or simply the manufacturers logo’s will be reflective.

Altura's Night Vision trousers have various reflective details around the trousers to aid visibility.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.