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  • Premier Icon jam bo
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    have they had a change in focus?

    all the new bike stuff looks pretty tidy and sensible prices.

    and the new dyfi jacket is almost cheap?

    dirk_pumpa
    Member

    ssssssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!

    ro222
    Member

    yes – what is going on? They seem to be the Ikea of the cycle clothing world..

    federalski
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    Anyone got one of the Dyfi jackets, how are they if so?

    They do look quite nice, and maybe worth a go for 40 quid.

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    they only put them up on the site today, so no, nobody’s got one yet. but i’ve ordered one though as it would appear to be the jacket i’ve been after for quite some time…

    federalski
    Member

    Oh, no worries.

    cat69uk
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    Ordered an Orange one, just what I was after for the bike and running. Fair price…

    mindmap3
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    That jacket does indeed look ace.

    Will veto e later in the year. They certainly seem to have bought some nice stuff out recently.

    djglover
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    wonder how waterproof it is compared to a featherlite velo? I’ve had one for about 4 years, quite waterproof once its been retreated.

    On the face of it, it looks superb value, and more stylish than the above.

    In the end I will probably buy it as I have been very pleased with my other recent purchases, especially the ventile jacket 🙂

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    looks a bit flappy

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Looks interesting though I’d like to know how breathable it is? Still, £40 – even if it is a stylish sweatbag it might still be worth having.

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Parked up next to the Howies lads at the Dyfi and they said they had some good value cycling kit coming out. I said cheap like On One and they said we are gunning for On One :mrgreen: They mentioned a competitively priced shell jacket thang and this must be it…

    cfinnimore
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    I’m having one.

    I’m having two.

    Hang on, that’s spectacular.

    Just bought two.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Bought myself an orange one. Looks an ace item of clothing.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    Ordered a blue one

    Premier Icon letmetalktomark
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    Band wagon hopped upon.

    Premier Icon guitarhero
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    Orange one ordered as it’s getting a bit warm to commute in my Gore Tool Windstopper, and this looks like just the ticket for spring/summer.
    Cheers for the heads up OP

    user-removed
    Member

    Hmmm. Not convinced. Back when Karrimor weren’t awful, I bought a cycling jacket which looked exactly similar to this. It made similar claims in terms of windproof-ness.

    It hung off me like a wet rag – just far too thin to be useful. That said, fabrics have come a looong way in the intervening years – I just know that very thin jackets make me look skeletal and suspect this would be no different.

    Also (forgive me), what’s it for? I have a Gore Paclite fluo jacket which fits in a pocket. Fairly breathable, windproof and completely waterproof. Covers more bases in terms of the weather changing.

    I guess it’s OK for windy days where you might go up and down a bit and want to regulate your temperature…

    cynic-al
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    I thought the same.

    My guess is its just cheap fabric the same as everypne elses and will perform as such, but be viewed through Howies-purchase eyes.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    I don’t care, it matches my bike and is blue, completes my Doddy tribute look

    nickhart
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    I can vouch for the shorts being brilliantly comfortable. Wore them for the dyfi and had NO discomfort the day after, which is a first for me in however many years riding! For the record I’m best part of seventeen stone so if they’re comfy for the amount of weight…

    yunki
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    I’m gonna sell my bike so I can get that Rapha number.. it’s cool as ****

    I won’t have a bike, but it won’t matter one **** jot cos I’ll be able canter around everywhere playing horse racing and looking like a jockey..
    If I had money to burn I would actually buy it for it’s elegance but it would be impossibly hard not to sneer (and bray) at other riders that I met on the trail..

    no_eyed_deer
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    OMG. THAT is actually quite a nice looking jacket that. Nice one Howies!

    I may have to get a bright orange one, to match my SC Tall Boy, so that I can complete my Guy Tw_tstaven tribute look 😉

    tymbian
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    Has anyone got theirs yet? First thoughts?

    barn
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    Their new bibs are good too. Done a few big rides in them now, good pad, nice fit, top marks for the money.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Why the Kesteven hate?

    Premier Icon Mal-ec
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    Agree about the bibs, dead comfy.

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I may have to get a bright orange one, so that I can complete my Guy Tw_tstaven tribute look.

    …harsh 😯

    theflatboy
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    Re the bibs, still need some and the Howies option looks more and more tempting…

    no_eyed_deer
    Member

    Sorry! 😳

    :feel-the-love:

    I like him really…er?

    (he-seems-like-a-teensy-weensy-bit-of-a-massive-narcissist-and-writes-bike-reviews-that-are-full-of-agressive-ego-massaging-press-release-terms-that-he-actually-seems-to-believe-in)

    I think that sums it up.

    No, I’ve never met him. I’m sure he’s a nice person really. 😳

    :big-hugs:

    eyerideit
    Member

    Brand wagon hopped upon.

    😉

    looks a bit flappy

    I thought all MB gear had to be flappy as it looks coolerer in the slo-mo edits when shredding the gnar and that type of ting.

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    Please report back when your booty arrives. Keen to know about fit, especially arm length and ‘flappiness’.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    No hood. I’m out….

    zelak999
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    Any reviews yet folks?
    I’m in business for a lightweight breathable summer shell type thang.
    Been looking at the Endura pakajak but this Dyfi shell looks way better for the same price.

    SOAP
    Member

    Anyone got one yet?
    How do they size up?

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    nope, i only just got the despatch email about an hour ago.

    Pieface
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    The last few items I’ve bought have all had very poor quality stitching / finishing. Is it just me?

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