Softshell mountain bike trousers

Women's soft-shell cycling trousers for all seasons

By Kenny Stocker

Discover the best women's cycling trousers for trail riding, touring, and commuting as tested by Cycling UK’s Sophie Gordon. Find out why our Floe soft-shell cycling trousers are a must-have for cold weather cycling.

In this review Sophie Gordon, Cycling UK’s campaigns officer, explores the world of women’s cycling trousers suitable for cooler climates. She highlights the increasing variety of trousers that are not only warm but also versatile enough for trail riding, touring, and commuting.

In this in depth review Sophie emphasises the convenience of having trousers that can be easily packed for trips and are comfortable for cycling and other activities like hiking and scrambling.

The Floe soft-shell trousers are tailored for mountain biking, featuring an accommodating design for knee pads, yet they are suitable for general cycling purposes. An adjustable waist ensures a snug fit, while a diamond gusset design eliminates uncomfortable seams. Sophie appreciates the PFC free eco-friendly water-repellent coating for keeping dry during wet conditions and the air vent zips on the thighs for temperature regulation. The secure zip pockets and tapered legs, which prevent catching on the chain, are also highlighted as valuable features.

The Floe cycling trousers receives Gordon’s approval for being high-quality, sustainably made trousers ideal for trail riding.

Of all the womens cycling trousers that made it into the test, it was the PFC-free water-resistant coating and adjustable waist that made the Floe trousers stand out.

You can read Sophie’s full review on Cycling UK

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