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  • LoCo
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    http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/features/cycle.html

    Looks quite nice and not mentally exspensive (runs for cover after Pike pricing ๐Ÿ˜ฏ )

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Jerseys look nice. Be a bargain in the next sale

    LoCo
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    Be a bargain in the next sale

    yep my thoughts exactly ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    howies: only suitable for short-armed fatties.

    julianwilson
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    seamless bib shorts…. I would be well interested in that. A quick google turns up no reviews so far: has ST or any other mag got any in for testing?

    mindmap3
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    Those Jersey’s look really nice and aren’t mentally expensive either.

    I know there’s not much love for a lot of Howies on here, but I quite like some of their stuff. My only issue is that postage is expensive and a bit slow.

    The Beard
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    I like the look of those jerseys, but I’d be a bit worried about longevity – their merino baselayers haven’t lasted well for me.

    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.

    mindmap3
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    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.

    LoCo
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    The base layers have been pretty good for me too, not sure on the new sizing as have been using Finesterre stuff that is even better.
    Maybe will give it a miss as I’m a skinny ish 6’3″ with chimpy arms. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    I like the look of those jerseys, but I’d be a bit worried about longevity – their merino baselayers haven’t lasted well for me.

    Mine lasted 5 years!

    eyerideit
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    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.

    because:

    ahwiles – Member
    howies: only suitable for short-armed fatties.

    The Beard
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    Mine have fallen apart… Full of holes. Fit is ok, bit baggier than I’d have liked for a base layer though. Maybe they’ve just stretched as the neck is HUGE!

    Maybe I’ve just been unlucky – I did buy them in a sample sale.

    LS
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    howies: only suitable for short-armed fatties.

    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).

    LoCo
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    (sat in a pair of their 30w 34l trousers right now).

    stop showing off ๐Ÿ˜‰ (sat in 32w 34l trousers)

    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.

    LS
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    Fair enough. I’ve only bought stuff from them over the last 18 months or so and all the shirts etc have been fine. If I found a base layer that went over the end of my arms I’d be very surprised!

    Oh I forgot about the shirts. L = tent, M = for pidgeon chested anorexics.

    LS
    Member

    Makes sense. I’ve been buying ‘M’ ๐Ÿ˜€

    When did that change?

    They’ve changed the pictures now but for winter they had some BEEFCAKE model in all the merino. None of the stuff fitted him properly….

    brakes
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    only available in black?
    that’s not very Howies, what about a nice dolphin grey or mildewy leaf green?

    Or yellow or orange, just to avoid instantcyclistdeath.

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    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    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…

    LS
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    It must be all over the place then, I’ve a couple of polo shirts and a long-sleeve cotton in medium, and they aren’t loose on me – 36″ chest. I must’ve been lucky.

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    howies: only suitable for short-armed fatties

    Now’t wrong with that……..

    That stuff looks very nice, looking forward to some reviews

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Update: there is a review of the howies Slipstream jersey on The Discerning Cyclist:

    http://www.thediscerningcyclist.co.uk/2013/04/howies-slipstream-jersey-guest-review/

    Sounds alright.

    finbar
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    It must be all over the place then, I’ve a couple of polo shirts and a long-sleeve cotton in medium, and they aren’t loose on me – 36″ chest. I must’ve been lucky.

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    I’ve got a 37″ chest and the “small” Howies t-shirt i have fits like a tent.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Ooh and now they have a really nice looking waterproof Merino softshell jacket too.

    http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothing/jackets/outback-licorice.html

    A snip at ยฃ175 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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