Trousers and commuting

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Trousers and commuting

Postby Mattievrs » 14 Jun 2019, 9:52pm

Hey,

I use a shirt shuttle for my daily shirt transporting but my trousers always end up creased from my backpack. Who uses what to keep the trousers in crease free condition? Thanks in advance.

Oh and leaving clothes at work is a no go as we use day lockers.
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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby geocycle » 15 Jun 2019, 9:57am

Have a look at Rohan. the envoy range is pretty robust and suit styled. When I have meetings the suit goes in a pannier and emerges unscathed. Usually at work I’m able to leave trousers hanging so only have to deal with a shirt.

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby LollyKat » 15 Jun 2019, 10:57am

Many years ago I cut down a pair of Terylene/wool Permanent Press trousers to make cycling breeches for my husband. The stood up to everything. I still have a vivid memory of the two of us in a Yorkshire pub after a very wet day in the dales, steaming gently in front of the fire and looking like a pair of drowned rats BUT his breeches were immaculate! :lol:

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby Mick F » 15 Jun 2019, 11:11am

Mattievrs wrote:Oh and leaving clothes at work is a no go as we use day lockers.
Sorry, I don't understand.
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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby eileithyia » 15 Jun 2019, 11:40am

Mick F wrote:
Mattievrs wrote:Oh and leaving clothes at work is a no go as we use day lockers.
Sorry, I don't understand.

I guess he means lockers can only be used while actually at work and not 'kept' to leave items in between working days.

I have used an oversized pannier, so items I do not want crushed can be packed lightly to reduce risk of being crumpled looking.
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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby gbnz » 15 Jun 2019, 1:13pm

Mattievrs wrote:Hey,

I use a shirt shuttle for my daily shirt transporting s.


What's a shirt shuttle. And if you can transport your shirts, why can't you transport you trousers?

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby AlaninWales » 17 Jun 2019, 11:06am

Roll them up instead of folding them. The rolled shape is stronger against creasing and you'll not get the fold creases either.

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby mjr » 17 Jun 2019, 11:58am

gbnz wrote:
Mattievrs wrote:Hey,

I use a shirt shuttle for my daily shirt transporting s.


What's a shirt shuttle. And if you can transport your shirts, why can't you transport you trousers?

It's a product www.shirtShuttle.com - it doesn't hold trousers.
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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Jun 2019, 2:33pm

Roll them, cut up a large plastic bottle to wrap around them?
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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby pjclinch » 17 Jun 2019, 9:09pm

geocycle wrote:Have a look at Rohan. the envoy range is pretty robust and suit styled. When I have meetings the suit goes in a pannier and emerges unscathed. Usually at work I’m able to leave trousers hanging so only have to deal with a shirt.


Or... have a look at Rohan, and just ride in it. My choice of trousers (Bags) isn't necessarily work-suitable for all but I have various of their smart shirts and just ride in them, which is fine if you're not on the sort of ride that builds up a sweat, and there are various smart trews (up to and including the Envoy) which will probably deal with being ridden in better than most.

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby londonbikerider » 18 Jun 2019, 2:05pm

I've a pair of M&S chinos that don't crease that easy. When I travel I simply fold them along a rectangular piece of cardboard, its ends are folded twice to make them bigger, this avoids a sharp crease on the fabric.

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby climo » 2 Jul 2019, 9:28am

londonbikerider wrote:I've a pair of M&S chinos that don't crease that easy. When I travel I simply fold them along a rectangular piece of cardboard, its ends are folded twice to make them bigger, this avoids a sharp crease on the fabric.

How about rolling them around a large cardboard tube? No angles = no creases?

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby Pete Owens » 2 Jul 2019, 10:08am

I go for the traditional method and wear them.

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Re: Trousers and commuting

Postby mjr » 2 Jul 2019, 5:21pm

climo wrote:
londonbikerider wrote:I've a pair of M&S chinos that don't crease that easy. When I travel I simply fold them along a rectangular piece of cardboard, its ends are folded twice to make them bigger, this avoids a sharp crease on the fabric.

How about rolling them around a large cardboard tube? No angles = no creases?

Doesn't work IME. Even if you make the trousers do the splits, at some point, you'll probably have two bits of fabric snagging each other as they roll up and annoying creases form. It's easier to use fewer more definite folds around a fat object like londonbikerider suggests than to roll around something and have to check everywhere.
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