Southeast Connecticut: Bluff Point, Haley Farm, Pachaug, Salmon River
The Balsamic color looks good on the screen, but am concerned it will be too pink or fuchsia. Anyone out there have this color? Is it more cordovan or more pink? Thanks!
How much of a blind spot does the solid plastic on the side, just past the lens, create? I like that these glasses look larger than some, but am concerned I'll have to rotate my head too much to see past the plastic there.
I'm 5'5" with a 28" inseam, 15 or 15.5 for me?
19.7" chest is not a measurement "around" any grown human's chest. There is a type-o in here. Maybe it measures 19.7" across as laid flat, but not around. Either of my thighs are that big around.
What the hack? Chest/waist sizing seems WAY off! A Large has a 19.7 inch chest? and a 17.1 inch waist? Maybe the measurements were taken "across the front" or something like that, as opposed to the actual circumference. In any case, I'm a 41" chest and a 34" waist: does anyone who's worn these have a size suggestion?
I've got four pairs of these bad boys. I love 'em. I wear them even when I'm not pedaling or standing like the guy in the pic. My original two pairs (the old "Not Black" color) have slowly lost their water-repellant property. I'm sure the new ones will, too, eventually. What's the washing machine additive that supposedly restores this quality? While I'm asking, if anyone's tried that additive, can you comment on how well it worked? Thanks, all.
PS Did I mention I love these knickers?
I've used some crank bros. Pedal or another for about six or seven years and now it's all I use. These 2ti pedals are really good. Some of the more entry-level models have given me accidental releases, but not these. Not a single incident of popping out. Light, good looking and great power transfer. Def. recommend
I did not like this pack initially: WAY too much bouncing, to the point of the bottles coming out. Then I realized it needed to be tightened. Once I tightened it, I loved it. The storage is great, the weight distribution is nice. Having this leaves my hands free for some Ultimate Direction® handheld bottles, or just free to be. The bottles come out and go in smoothly, no issues there. All in all, I like the system a lot. For suumertime hydrationI've used backpacks, handhelds and Fuelbelt® systems. This CamleBak® is up there with any of them, and has almost as much storage room as the pack systems I own. Very cool. Very comfortable. Though I should say, I haven't worn it N2S yet, so no comment on chafing.
I'm not a hiker, I just run: will these work for running on ice? I'm in S.E. Connecticut, so there won't be large or steep climbs, but we get a good amount of ice-coverage. I've been running in home-made screw shoes for a while, and I like them, but thought these might be better. Thoughts?
PS I don't care about the added weight.
I'd say no, not good for cycling. You'll want something with padding to protect all your soft tissues in the saddle.
Rob, it's on the smaller side, to be sure, but I too am between a medium and a large. I went with the medium and kept it. It's tight (and doesn't stretch) when I'm walking around, but fits well when I'm sitting on the bike with my arms out: that's where I need the comfort. I think the large would be a bit loose on the bike. FYI, I'm 5'4", 165 lbs with a 41" chest & 34" waist.
Hey: short rider here, anyone have info. on sleeve length? I see the fit comments, so I'd be a large most likely (I'm 5'4", weighing 165), but am afraid the sleeves would be too long. I see the measurements on the size chart, but find these don't always bear out.
The gloves did what they were supposed to and were very, very comfy, but the stitching came undone in less than a season of use. This wouldn't have bothered me that much, but I hardly used them and they still came unstitched. Not up to normal mtn hrdwr standards. I'd give them another shot if I saw them on sale, though, they really were nice and soft (buttery). Maybe I got a bad pair.
They definitely get the job done, but found that the compound is a bit soft, so these will wear quickly. That said, they really do work very well, you'll just need to buy and replace often.
Hey, I'm a 34" waist: should I move up to a L or stick with the "33.5 inch" mediums? Mostly concerned about wool's shrink potential. Synthetics I'd just go with the Med.
First, don't get these for racing, they're not skintight spandex®. These are incredibly comfortable, soft, just stretchy enough and exceedingly water-resistant. I rode through some pretty nasty wetstuff in New Hampshire this summer and no matter how wet the trails got, the water just beaded off. I suspect that a major downpour would get them soaked, but I further guess that they'd dry really quickly. The workmanship and styling is great: I wore them out for brunch and mini-golf with the family. I'm not a pockets-on-my-gear kind of guy, so the numerous storage possibilities on them are a minor downside for me. But, that's a personal preference. I don't like giving away secrets, but Cutter® is too cool to keep hidden in my closet. Get these! They rock.
PS Sizing seems to be spot-on: I'm a 34" waist and the medium fit perfectly. I'm short and they come just below my knees, too. And, finally, they do stretch a bit and they have belt loops, so if your weight fluctuates, these will expand a bit (or vice versa) with you.
Okay, first-up, I don't have this jacket. That said, it's eVent®, which makes it lighter and more breatheable than any other non-eVent® jacket in its class. Those of you who do not own gear made of or with eVent® fabrics are missing out: waterproof, windproof and breathes incredibly. I don't understand how it works, but I don't care. It's awesome.
I love these. I don't want everyone to buy them out, but I can't keep my mouth shut on them, either. They ride very comfortably, shed water very well and whatever moisture they do pick up dries quickly. The styling is great, too. I went from a long ride in the mountains to breakfast out with the fam. and then mini-golf in them. Sure, I didn't smell very good at the end of 18 holes, but I looked damn fine in these knickers (manpris, as my friends call them). They're pretty sweet and you should buy them. Size-wise, they ran pretty true: I've got a 34"waist and the mediums are spot-on. If I gain a little weight, they'll stretch with me, if I lose a little weight, well, maybe I'll get a belt: oh, they've got belt-loops. The only downside, and it's minor, is that there are too many pockets. I'm not a pocket-guy on the bike.
Are the arms as long as they look? I've got fairly short arms, these look like the arms are a mile long! Are they?