Howies cycling gear
Their merino baselayers have lasted extremely well for me – have a couple of superfines, a very early standard NBL and an NBL zip. Fit was good, body length was good and arm length was sensible (and I’m 195cm 80kg).
Tried to order a new NBL a couple of months back and the fit is now all to cock. body big, shoulders narrow, sleeves stupidly short.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
I’ve only got one of their base layers (classic one I think) and its worn well so far. I only got it at the start of the winter but have used it for cycling (road and MTB) and running in. I often end up using it as a jersey and its fine.
My only gripe is that it is a bit stinky. Fits me quite well, better than then polo shirt I bought which seems very long.Posted 4 years ago
The sizing has always been all over the place. Every single t-shirt I have (about 6) is a different shape, despite them all being ‘M’.
The baselayers come down over my arse, and over the end of my arms, and I am depressingly average in all dimensions. They also developed holes pronto.
Both cross jackets I had were enormous in the chest, but you had to have stick-like anorexic arms.
The jeans were the only thing they ever seemed to get right.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
LS – Member
When did that change? I’m a skinny 6ft+ and their stuff has always fitted me perfectly (sat in a pair of their 30w 34l trousers right now).
you have a point, their trousers are available in a good range of sizes.
(6’1″, 12 stone, wearing a pair of their trousers right now 🙂 )
but their jumpers/hoodies are a joke.
i’ve found that medium is only very very loose around my 40″ chest, and the sleeves do at least cover my elbows.
which is a shame, as i quite like their stuff…Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Update: there is a review of the howies Slipstream jersey on The Discerning Cyclist:
Sounds alright.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Ooh and now they have a really nice looking waterproof Merino softshell jacket too.
A snip at £175 😯Posted 4 years ago
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