Get it, love mine, only jacket I've been able to wear comfortably in anything other than winter
Ok it's only mildly waterproof but great for warm indifferent days when it's threatening showers
howies in reasonably priced shocker
Get it, love mine, only jacket I've been able to wear comfortably in anything other than winterPosted 3 years ago #
Thread resurrection MK2.
What's the longevity on these been like?
Good so far.
Size guide wise, at 6'1" & ~180lbs (no wobbly bits) I by accident have 2. Wiggle sent me a medium, and a large when I queried the sizing with them, being between the 2 - then they said keep them both!
The medium I find works well on the road bike - it's snug, but not gay bar fit as someone mentioned on the other page! Fine for not moving about a huge amount.
The large seems better on the MTB, I assume as i'm a lot more active on that.
Hope that helps people not sure.
Only had mine for a couple of weeks now but it's been worn lots in torrential rain and gale force winds, mostly on the road. I'm impressed at how well it keeps out the rain considering it doesn't claim to be waterproof. I've been out in persistant heavy rain for a couple of hours and remained completely dry other than around the arms. The medium is indeed a snug fit, I'm 5'9'', 75kg and a 32 waist and wouldn't want it to be any smaller.
For £30 I'm very impressed and considering buying another one.
I'm 5'9'', 75kg and a 32 waist and wouldn't want it to be any smaller.
I took a punt and ordered a small and a medium from Wiggle. Assuming at a towering 5'7" / 30" waist / 37/8" chest, one should fit me with a bit of room to spare as will be going over a few layers in winter.
...although I have more
(wobbly bits)at the moment than usual
Anyway, gutted they have run of orange, so going for the blue.
Recently got one and I'd say their size guide is accurate, I'm at top end of small in chest and waist, got small and it is roadie snug. Sleeves could do with being bit longer, I'm 5`10 normally proportioned arm length so poss fractionally taller than they intended for a small!
Originally got it for mtb duties for which it is a bit too snug (wouldn't want to stretch it over pads) but I'm keeping it for road/commuting.
Too early for durability and avoided rain so far but impressed for the money.
Sorry to pi$$ on the Howies love-in but having been a long term fan I was really disappointed by the cycle specific baggies. They were weirdly short in the leg and the 'epic' cotton is rubbish. Too hot in the summer and not in the slightest bit weather resistant. In fact they just get wet and heavy.
Bit of a fail IMO
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