Howies release Cromarty hooded top

Casual post-ride hoody that looks good on the bike too

by David Arthur @davearthur   October 10, 2012  

There are plenty of city dwelling cyclists who prefer to shun Lyrca in favour of regular clothes and with those people in mind Howies have released the new Cromarty zip hoody.

Continuing their push back into the cycling market, this is the latest garment from Howies that could be happily used on the bike for riding to work or down to the shops while being a stylish top for post-ride relaxing. We just think it looks really good.

It's made from 96% Italian fleece and 4% organic cotton and has a mix of elastane to give it some flexibility when you're twisting and manhandling the bike around the city streets. Fit is described as regular, there are two side pockets and the hood has a drawcord.

Available now from costing £59.

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Slow news week?

posted by Yennings [232 posts]
10th October 2012 - 15:01

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It's an (expensive) hoody. What makes it more suitable for cycling than any other hoody?

posted by pjay [240 posts]
11th October 2012 - 8:30

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You can buy a hoody for £9.99 at Sports Direct, but put the word 'cycling' in front and you can sell the same hoody for £59.99.
It's like anything designed for a 'specialism'. I'm a photographer who shoots and develops film, I can buy a thermometer for when I'm mixing developer solutions for £4.99 or I can buy a darkroom/photography thermometer for £24.99.

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posted by vexedveloist [8 posts]
11th October 2012 - 11:57


I'm all for clothing which crosses the divide between cycling and casual, particularly merino stuff, but this just looks like an ordinary hoody. If Howies send me one to test I'll gladly be proved wrong if it turns out to have some magical cycling-specific properties.

posted by pjay [240 posts]
11th October 2012 - 17:42

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