May I ? WORST bit of bike clothing ?
Sealskinz socks- garbage
lol. The first pair of (non-cycling) sealskinz gloves I bought are amazing, still in use 6 years later. Everything else I’ve bought (2x pairs socks, 3x pairs cycling gloves) has been terrible. I swear I’m not going to give them any more money!!Posted 5 years agoEuroMember
jameso – Member
Pretty much every pair of gloves I’ve used from a number of brands. Why can’t anyone make a glove with a durable finger tip area that doesn’t split or wear through way before the rest shows much wear?
Try these then cut your fingernails and learn to sow.
I’ve had a pair for 3 years now. A couple of fingers have required a bit of a touch up with the needle and thread, but they’re good for a few more years yet. At £10, they’re worth a punt.
Posted 5 years agojamesoSubscriber
cut your fingernails and learn to sow.
: ) I do, and can sew enough to repair bike kit and have made some basic bikepacking gear that’s lasted well. But gloves, don’t understand why most brands just can’t make them properly / all-over durable. Split and worn seams, wearing through the tips.. tricky to repair that well enough to bother.Posted 5 years ago
TLD, not used their kit. Will give them a go tho, ta.ScottCheggMember
Sealskins? Brilliant. Waterproof and comfy. How can socks not work?
Merino? My Howies tops are going strong 4 years after I bought them. Great for all conditions; minimum care required.
Merino wool ….cold wet expensive
Maybe Sir needs a better quality outer, and a lesson in layering? How can you be cold and still sweat enough to make them wet?Posted 5 years agovondallySubscriber
Tried many brands…..worst being howies…..and all expensive
As a sweaty fellow the material wets out very quickly and when stopped holds little warmth as I cool rapidly, becomes a soggy wet cold blanket.
As for layering well tried it with gore products, omm products and event products not to mention a few windproof brands like pertex.
I have a good understanding of layering systems…..for me wool has a place but not in high aerobic sports for me individuals who sweat buckets.
See ed oxleys comments in stw article as well.Posted 5 years ago
Oh sealskins have that great big hole in the top that let’s water inshotsawayMember
1) Any DHB merino base layer. I’ve got 2 Icebreaker merino base layers that are still going strong after 7 and 3 years. DHB merino seems to last a matter of months before holes start appearing everywhere. I bought one around Christmas 2011 and I sent it back in June last year. Wiggle replaced it but the replacement is even worse. It looks like the moths have been at it! Note to self: Stick with Icebreaker.
2) Endura Humvee’s shorts – Just rubbish, which is weird considering I love the Endura Singlestrack shorts and the discontinued Endura Burner shorts.
3) Fox Livewire Jersey – I bought one of these in summer of 2009 or 2010. I spent every ride sweating like a rapist and the jersey held all the sweat (I would have been better off wearing a bin liner). I sold it on eBay after 6 weeks for a £5 less than I’d paid for it. If you need a cheap but decent summer jersey buy the Endura Humvee (Odd when their shorts are rubbish).Posted 5 years agoMunqe-chickMember
Wow it’s amazing different opinions. I have lots of Planet X merino wool tops love them they never shrink! Must be you boys washing them wrong too high a spin! I love merino and I have lots of it icebreaker, embers merino all great stuff.
I can’t think of anything super gash as shorts etc will have different cuts depending on your shape. As for someone commentinf on Aldi bib tights what did you expect you must have got change from £20! Pay peanuts get shite! !!!Posted 5 years agonukeSubscriber
Endura Singletrack gloves
Oh sealskins have that great big hole in the top that let’s water in
That’s why I get Livestrong-style wrist bands and put them over the top of the sock. The higher socks are also better at preventing this as the water doesn’t splash as much on to your leg to then run down into the sock.Posted 5 years ago
And aldi windproof bib longs , could fit two of me inside the bib part but they only come to mid calf – have stirrups too but no was i would use em. Long socks and they work for commuting on a brooks atleast.
As for someone commentinf on Aldi bib tights what did you expect you must have got change from £20! Pay peanuts get shite! !!!
Sorry, 2 pairs here, both perfect. 2006 or 2007, only worn now and then in the winter but the fit is excellent and the quality fine.Posted 5 years ago
I think they’re designed for the more spherical individual. 🙂
And the jackets. And shells. Don’t forget the socks. Oh, and the bibshorts. And the toolkits, speedos and lights.
Pay peanuts get shite!
is an absolute crock of donkey toss these days.
I prefer “Not very bright? Buy overpriced shite”.Posted 5 years ago
Just as true as any other generalisation. 😀michaelmccMember
A lot of people mentioning Sealskin socks here, I really like mine! They work perfectly for wet rides, but eventually the water does seep in through the top after a few hours. My feet still seem to stay warm even when they get wet though!
My worst would probably be a set of BBB Aqua shield gloves that turned into huge water-logged sponges on my first really wet ride with them.Posted 5 years ago
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