I really wanted to like these. I love knickers and I love the Hincapie brand. My favorite shorts are the Hincapie Power short - those shorts are made with cyclists quads in mind. So i was excited to get barista knicker. Man - did these look terrible on me! I ordered the xs. First of all the waist was too big - I could literally pull these on without unbuttoning the waist. And the legs (quads) were way too small - the legs fit like snug tights. I don't have very much cellulite on my thighs but these knickers showed every bump I do have! Yep - these puppies are going back!
I can't believe the msrp is $165. Even at the 60% off price it would be pushing it. On the good side - it *is* lightweight and I loved the dropped tail - plenty of coverage for the backside. I didn't actually ride with it to test the windproofness so I really can't speak to the functionality - I can only speak to the fit. The material did feel nice and soft. I ordered the xs caviar and it fit more like a large-ish small. Not close fitting (which is how I like my cycling clothes to fit) and the sleeves were 3 or 4 inches too long. The sleeves seemed really out of proportion to the rest of the jacket. Granted I do have short arms but most jackets are only 1 or 2 inches too long but this WAY long. If you have long arms and are a small the xs would probably be a good jacket for you.
I ordered the white in xs. It is a little on the small side but I like my cycling clothes to be fitted. The arms are definitely snug and I was only able to fit a thin baselayer underneath. It was definitely close fitting on the torso too. (I'm 4'10" ~105lbs) I liked the fit and features - back pockets easy to access and the windblock material on the front/sleeves. I could easily see using this for days with temps in the 30s/40s. I would have kept it but I mainly mtn bike and I figured the white would get dingy really quick with the type of trails I ride so I sent it back. Sadly the black wasn't available in xs or small(I would have considered a small).
does this item come with a bladder?
I'm 4'10" and weigh ~105lbs. The xs fits me perfectly. I've only ridden in moderately wet weather (not in an extreme downpour) and the jacket kept me dry and seemed to vent ok - as I didn't over heat.
I love the way the sleeves cover the backs of your hands while riding....my hands get cold quickly so having them protected was a nice touch. It looks really good on too...
I had been eye-balling this jacket for a while but couldn't justify spending $300(!) on it....are you kidding me??
I'm an avid mtn biker so have good gear is important but I already had a rain jacket. BUT I'm also a big time weight weenie too and my other jacket is bulky and heavy - so I was super stoked when I saw this for 60% on bonktown.com. I snagged it. The xs fit perfectly (i'm 4'10" ~105lbs) and I LOVE the way the sleeves cover the backs of my hands.
I love this jacket so much and was *extremely* bummed and mad at myself when I lost it. I was racing at the Breck 100 and left my camelback with the Cutter jacket stuffed in the back at the race venue!!!! The race promoter said it was not turned into "lost and found".
ughh....but by then i was sold on the jacket- so I reluctantly ordered another one(it was on sale for 50% off at the time). so i ended up paying "full price" for one jacket.
On a whim I placed a 'lost and found' ad in the local paper offering a $25 reward and lo-and-behold some guy responded that he had found my camelback. I met up w/the guy - paid him the $ - got my jacket back and sent the "new" one I ordered back. Whew!
So all that's to say it's a great jacket, functional - lightweight(packs down very nicely) and stylish.
I bought a Yakima Hold up and then my boyfriend bought the Thule Transport. I'm sad to sad the Thule is better than the Yakima. With the Thule it's easier to fold up in the closed position than the Yakima. PLUS you can lower the hitch to have access the back of the vehicle - something you cannot not do with the Yakima. I wish I had bought a Thule -esp. since both racks are the same price. boo for me! :(
I ordered a size 4 (typically I'm a 2 or xs) and it fit just fine but I wasn't in love with this pant. It was a tad too high waisted for me and it also has an adjusted waist with velcro tabs and I don't care for a lot of velcro in my clothes (too many incidents when washing velcro with other clothes).
The material was nice and I loved the detailing of the pockets but the fit and velcro was a deal-breaker for me so I sent them back.
I wish they had more colors in my size. I ordered the soil brown in size 2. The material is so soft and nicely stretchy. The back pockets have interesting detailing to them. The fit isn't super snug - typically I like my clothes a bit more fitted but it's just a tad bigger than I prefer but not too big that I would send it back.
I had also ordered the Prana A-line skirt at the same time but the North Face skirt just fit and looked better so the Prana went back and the North Face is in my closet.
I ordered this in 2 sizes (size 27 and size 28). I loved the rear pocket detailing. The 28 fit just right (i'm an xs/size 2) but it seemed a little frumpy it reminded me of the way 'mom jeans' fit. The rear pockets were just as cute in real life as in the pic but it didn't make up for the rest of the fit. The 27 was way small - with the perfect fit of the 28 I figured I'd be able to squeeze into the 27 but I couldn't get it past my hips. There seems a big jump between sizes.
The material in this skirt has a nice weight, drape and texture. I ordered the xs and it fit well enough - it wasn't super snug but it didn't hang on me like a potato sack either. The waist band and seaming detail add a nice look to skirt. This one is a keeper - I'm looking forward to wearing it with boots and knee-hi socks and oxford shoes.
I loved the pics of this skirt and ordered size 4. I'm a xs/size 2 but since the 4 was the smallest size available i thought I'd give it a try. The 4 was way too big - it fit more like a size 6. The material has a nice weight and texture to it but since it fit like a potato sack I couldn't really tell if it would look good until I try it a smaller size. I sent it back and hopefully a smaller size will be in stock soon
I'm an xs/size 2 and ordered this skirt in a 2. It's a simple style and very cute however it fits more like a large 4 - way too baggie of a fit for me. Typically Prana xs works for me so maybe they have different sizing for the numbered sizes.
I also ordered the North Face Parker Seam cord skirt(size2) at the same time. The fit on the North Face skirt was much better so the Prana is going back.