Howies cycle kit

by Gizmo_   April 16, 2013  

I moan and complain a lot, so to redress the balance a little: I took a punt on one of the short sleeve jerseys from Howies after seeing the article here the other day (figuring I could return it if it didn't fit), it arrived yesterday, and it's very nice indeed.

Yes, it's all black - but I like black. And the size choice is limited - but I'm a 42" chest if I take a deep breath and the Large fits me like a glove, so that's OK. The pockets are narrow - but deep vertically. It's cut to a normal length rather than the extended bum-covering shape - but the bum-covering ones ride up on me anyway and I bought it to wear over bibs so it's perfect. And the no-seams thing is witchcraft.

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I bought a long sleeved one. It's odd - it's super-stretchy and fitting without being at all tight. If I were a bit slimmer, I'd love it. It feels like it would be very aero, so maybe a good compromise without resorting to a skinsuit?

posted by ade [72 posts]
16th April 2013 - 13:12

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I'm seriously considering the bib sshorts. Anyone bought them?

posted by Al__S [419 posts]
16th April 2013 - 13:18

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I didn't realise that they sold jerseys, only base layers. Have you got a link?

posted by lc1981 [47 posts]
16th April 2013 - 13:18

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posted by lc1981 [47 posts]
16th April 2013 - 13:32

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Me too, they have now put up details of the insert (2 layer TMF Professional)

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posted by ragtag [137 posts]
16th April 2013 - 21:09

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Took the jersey out for a proper ride this morning. What can I say, it's brilliant. I'm going to get another one.

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posted by Gizmo_ [642 posts]
20th April 2013 - 18:43

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I've bought a pair of shorts. I'll report back once they've had use. Initial impressions? Build quality seems high. Not fully seamless, obviously- noticeably, there's a flat seam on the inside leg but other than that and the pad the legs and main body are seamless. Wizardry, given that there's noticeable "panels" of thinner material.

The material has a matt finish, thanks to be knitted, rather than the usual shiny woven lycra. Gives them a bit of an old school look I suppose, no bad thing. Entirely black (good) barring a small logo on the left leg hem in dark blue and a tag on the bib straps. Nice and simple.

posted by Al__S [419 posts]
24th April 2013 - 21:28

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I rather like these...

posted by Al__S [419 posts]
29th April 2013 - 14:59

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Think I'd be tempted if there were alternate colourways. After a long and gloomy winter, I'd like something cheerier than black.

posted by bashthebox [531 posts]
29th April 2013 - 15:10

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