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post #1 of 4 Old 06-29-2017, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Jodhs? Skins? What's best

Hi!
I'm new to the forum and also relatively new to endurance riding, however I am one of the riders competing in this year's Mongol Derby starting in August. Just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction - what's better for long distance endurance riding Jodhpurs or Skins? Keeping in mind that I will probably only take two pairs with me (wear one and a spare just in case) for the entire race of 1000km.

Any advice/guidance is greatly appreciated as I usually ride in jeans :)

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-29-2017, 08:40 PM
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I am not sure exactly what "skins" are - can you post a link to an example?

I normally ride in tights (wondering if that is what you mean by skins, but don't want to assume).

Good luck with your Derby prep!


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post #3 of 4 Old 07-02-2017, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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https://dixonsmith.com.au/product/wo...ns-black-pink/
I was thinking these ones as they advertise good compression for muscle recovery...
What do you think? I'm happy to take on any suggestions as I usually ride in wranglers :/
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https://dixonsmith.com.au/product/wo...ns-black-pink/
I was thinking these ones as they advertise good compression for muscle recovery...
What do you think? I'm happy to take on any suggestions as I usually ride in wranglers :/
Yes, those are what we would call tights, though those are even more specialized having the specific compression components.

I know for me, I would choose the skins over jodhs and without a doubt over jeans - no contest at all. The seams in the skins shouldn't cause rubs and they would also dry out a lot faster if you are caught in rain!

You may also want to look into compression socks, as those have helped my feet and legs while riding long distances.


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