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CAPTAIN BEYOND

CAPTAIN BEYOND

CAPTAIN BEYOND

CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on December 5, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

When paired with the Craft Shield arm and leg warmers and the Craft Shield bib shorts, this ensemble is comfortable, breathable, and has great flexibility and ease of movement for long chilly spring and fall rides (in the Northeast). The jersey and shorts have a soft fleece-like feel to them on the inside.....that amazingly breathes very well and wicks moisture away. When the temperature hits the upper 50's, it gets a little toasty. Below 45F, a short sleeve base layer will give you additional warmth.

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CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on October 26, 2016

More Excellent Craft Quality
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Size Purchased: XL

I have purchased a number of different brands of cycling clothing and accessories and have pretty much moved to Craft as my preferred manufacturer. I have had several cold weather booties, replacing them as they wear out and I have not been disappointed with any particular brand. I bought these Craft booties and they are just a cut above the others I have had. They are well made, warm, have very substantial toe covering on the bottom (which is where my other ones have worn out first) and they are easy to put on. I have had a couple of high 20's rides this fall and they have kept my feet and ankles toasty. They have very good reflective elements on them as well. I highly recommend. Craft makes good warm weather cycling clothing as well, but the cold weather stuff is unbeatable.

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CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on July 12, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190 lbs
Size Purchased: 45

I have a pair of Sidi Kaos for road riding and the Cape is on the same "frame" so I thought the fit would be the same. Essentially it is. The difference is that the toe box is a little larger (I think) and the sole is a little more forgiving or flexible (not much). When I bought the Kaos I ordered a 44 and a 45 and returned the 44 (either one will generally work well). So when I bought the 45 and they fit well........not the same, but nice for the kind of riding they are designed for.

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CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on June 8, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

The product quality was actually very good - but......I am 6'1, 190 lbs, 33" waist and a L or XL bib and XL or XXL jersey (form fit) are always satisfactory and dependent on the manufacturer. In this product, the L bibs fit perfectly but the XXL jersey was uncomfortably tight and restrictive.....must be made exclusively for skinny climbers. Attractive design. I always can find a good fit but out of options on this one. I ride a Ridley Noah Fast and Ridley X-Fire, so the kit would have been nice.

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CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on April 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

My carbon road shoes have 4K miles on them, so I thought I'd move them to wet weather shoes and buy a replacement for routine use. After some research, I thought that the Sidi Kaos had great value for the construction, manufacturer reputation, and, frankly, looks - for a great price. I ordered a 44 and a 45, because that's what I wear depending on the manufacturer. These run a little on the larger size, so the 45's were perfect. First ride was ~50 miles and they were comfortable, stiff, and very easy to adjust for the perfect cleat placement on the ride.

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CAPTAIN BEYONDwrote a review of on September 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

Every now and again I buy something that just blows me away...this is one of those purchases. I live in the Northeast and fall is setting in (a little late this year however). The jacket is snug but comfortable and flexible. I was going to wait until it was in the 40's before taking it out for a ride, but one morning it was 54 degrees and windy so I took it out for a good workout at dawn. I didn't wear a base layer because I thought it would be too warm. The fabric is amazing.....seemed windproof and insulating early in the ride and as it started warming up, especially on the climbs (lots of climbing in the Catskills), the fabric was wicking and cool......a three-hour plus ride into the low 60's and I was comfortable all the way. Since that time, I have worn it in the 30's with a craft long sleeve base layer and it was very toasty........almost too warm on steep climbs. I'm looking forward to testing it below 30 degrees.
One thing about the fit....when standing straight, the shoulders are tight across the front.......and then when you get low and lean into the ride the jacket fits just right with no flapping but ventilation if you want it. That is the way competitive cycling stuff is supposed to fit, but rarely does. It also has deep pockets, a fourth zipper pocket, and it looks cool.

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