Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby ferdinand » 11 Jun 2015, 6:32pm

RickH wrote:I've had mine for a year or so & am still happy with them. They are comfortable trousers that I wear sometimes even when I'm not going cycling. They work well on the bike too. The bit of stretch means they don't feel tight. The hem poppers work to keep trouser bottoms & chain apart. The D ring & zipped pocket don't seem very useful to me but they may work for others. I can't comment on how effective the reflective bits are as I am always in them when they might be doing anything. They will shrug off a light shower but don't expect them to keep off much more than that.

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Thanks for the comment.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby drossall » 11 Jun 2015, 6:53pm

Happy with mine. I haven't worn them very often, and mostly when I had a meeting across town rather than for a long ride, but they are fine. I too sometimes wear them when I'm not riding, just as a pair of comfortable trousers.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sooper8 » 28 Jun 2015, 4:53pm

Heads up on these...in sale and down to £18. Lots of sizes left.

I bought a pair earlier this week and think they are great for £18. They have reflective strips on back pocket and bottom of trouser leg. Both can be hidden if you just want to wear as a 'regular' trouser.
Comfy and smart. And a push stud on hems to keep them getting oily.
Only minor gripe is the little security pocket on right and hip, has such a tiny opening , you can only get 2 digits in there and I fear I will one day rip them when retrieving coins.
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Si » 28 Jun 2015, 5:20pm

How is the length with them - do you need to go one size longer for bike use?

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby drossall » 28 Jun 2015, 5:20pm

Thanks, I've ordered some.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sooper8 » 28 Jun 2015, 9:26pm

Si wrote:How is the length with them - do you need to go one size longer for bike use?


The turn up will take 1" off the length. I bought the 31" inside leg and they are a touch longer than I would wear them off a bike when down; but on bike they are fine.
Although I might have been better going for 29" as that would be perfect off the bike and then it wouldn't bother me if they came up short when turned up on the bike.
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Si » 29 Jun 2015, 8:45am

thanks!

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby ferdinand » 1 Jul 2015, 6:11pm

Sooper8 wrote:Heads up on these...in sale and down to £18. Lots of sizes left.

I bought a pair earlier this week and think they are great for £18. They have reflective strips on back pocket and bottom of trouser leg. Both can be hidden if you just want to wear as a 'regular' trouser.
Comfy and smart. And a push stud on hems to keep them getting oily.
Only minor gripe is the little security pocket on right and hip, has such a tiny opening , you can only get 2 digits in there and I fear I will one day rip them when retrieving coins.


Will stock up on these. Bought one pair for trial at £38 the other week and they are great.

They suffer slightly from the "complimentary sizing" problem, in that I ordered 2 sizes on click and collect and found that the ones that fitted were claimed to be 3" smaller than my waist measured 30 seconds before I put them on.

In my usual style where cycling racks are not available I took the bike into the shop, and was firmly informed after some time that I was a H&S Hazard. Class 3 grannie scooters are allowed in because they "can't keep them out". A good deal more polite than Tesco though, while ALDI and Wickes don't turn a hair.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby honesty » 1 Jul 2015, 11:18pm

Been meaning to get another pair of these. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby mjr » 2 Jul 2015, 10:52am

ferdinand wrote:They suffer slightly from the "complimentary sizing" problem, in that I ordered 2 sizes on click and collect and found that the ones that fitted were claimed to be 3" smaller than my waist measured 30 seconds before I put them on.

Maybe that's why the ones I've tried which claimed to be (and seemed to be) my waist size were a bit short in the undercarriage IYSWIM. Seem OK otherwise.

In my usual style where cycling racks are not available I took the bike into the shop, and was firmly informed after some time that I was a H&S Hazard. …

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Flinders » 2 Jul 2015, 7:43pm

TonyR wrote:33" maximum inside leg. Why do Marks think all cyclists are short? They do 35" & 37" inside legs in other trousers.


Short? The shortest they do is 29" inside leg, that would be over my ankle and halfway down my foot. And there are people shorter than me. 37" would nearly go from my ankle to my armpit. :mrgreen:

What they are doing is a limited number of sizes, closest to average. Cheaper and more profitable for them than offering a decent range. Us shorties are no better catered for than you lucky tall people. :(

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sweep » 9 Jul 2015, 12:33pm

Thanks honesty for the original post on these and sooper for the heads up on the sale.

I now have five pairs though the 36W ones may be going back.

I got the last 2 this morning as the price had fallen lower.

They must surely be discontinuing them?

Which would be a pity.

The stretchy waist ("active" as they call it) is really nice and the popper leg fastening is also great.

Really comfortable to ride in - wore them to town the other evening so in those and my Aldi outdoor shirt (£7 from Man at Aldi) I looked rather less like an oddball cycling slob than normal.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby honesty » 9 Jul 2015, 2:25pm

Dropped in price again? I picked up 2 last week, may have to pick up some more if thats the case!

I hope they are being replaced rather than discontinued fully. I find them very comfortable to work in.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby ferdinand » 14 Jul 2015, 6:12pm

Just stocked up with 4 more pairs of these at £12.99 each from the M&S website.

Limited sizes and colours, but if they fit...

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby NUKe » 17 Sep 2015, 10:32am

I managed to buy 2 pairs , they still have the larger sizes 32 in some lengths 34, and 36 upwards.
fantastic trouser in there own right, would be ideal for commuting when you either can't or don't want to change . Only gripe is the press studs onthe bottoms dont seem to narrow the hem by much , that said it is probably enough to keep it out of the chain

Hope the fact they are selling them off is an end of season thing and notan end of line
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