Eric Millerposted an image about Cutter Tech Knickerbocker - Men's on November 11, 2009
The right side of the Knickerbocker.
I like to do stuff. Being outside is better than being indoors and getting after it is better than laying around.
The right side of the Knickerbocker.
The left side of the Knickerbocker.
The back of the Knickerbocker.
A shot of the front of the Cutter Knickerbocker with me wearing them.
A shot of the back of the jersey.
A close up of the reflective strip on the forearm seam.
A shot of the front of the jersey with me wearing it.
Cutter Commuter U-Lock or handcuffs to lock your bike? I'll take the Commuter U-Lock. (Sorry the pic is a little grainy.)
The Cutter Classic Merino Jersey is nice. It is soft and doesn't feel scratchy, at all. It performs just as merino should. It keeps you warm when it's cold or wet and helps keep you cool when it's warm. I prefer this jersey when it's cool outside. When it's warm I do prefer to go short-sleeve (that's where the new Cutter Hoodlum will come into play).
I'm 6' tall and about 180 lbs and I wear the medium. The fit is tight, but not skin suit tight. I don't feel awkward walking around in this jersey. I have long arms and the arm length is just right for me.
I've worn the jersey close to 25 times and washed it half a dozen times. So far it isn't showing any wear. There are no snags and no pilling. I do wear it on multiple rides between each washing. By the time it dries post ride the smells are gone (gotta love merino).
It does feature three stash pockets with one small zipper pocket. It also has small reflective strips on the forearm seams to help increase nighttime visibility. The muted gray with green zips is nice and not flashy at all.
Overall this jersey is awesome. I'd buy another one but one is working just fine for me. Do yourself a favor and pick one up.
What is there to say about a u-lock? Well the Cutter Commuter U-Lock is solid. I've been using mine for over a year and it's still going strong.
The locking mechanism is still good and running smooth (thanks to the keyhole cover).
The rubber sheathing over the 'U' is durable. Mine only has a couple of minor cuts/scratches but it isn't fraying or coming off (even after a year of use).
Zero rust. I use this lock everyday through blazing sun, rain, cold winter days, and snow. So far there isn't on speck of rust or other corrosion.
In short, it'd be hard to beat the Cutter Commuter U-Lock.
I've had mine for about 5 months now and I haven't had any problems with it. It is solid, well made, and durable. I've used it a ton and you can hardly tell. The valve is super easy to use, the pressure gauge is reliable, and the pump action is smooth.
Now I haven't used many floor pumps but this one is better than others I've used.
Well worth the money for this light. The three rear facing LEDs are bright (brighter than other rear lights I've used). It also has two smaller LEDs that point out each side giving additional side visibility. The light has great battery life. It does use AAA batteries which is economical and easy to replace (no weird battery sizes).
Two minor drawbacks are: 1. Only steady mode, no optional flash. 2. The clothing/strap clip is attached to the light and is the same piece that connects to the seat post mount. If this breaks then the light won't attach to either. Just be careful.
Overall though, the positives far outweigh the negatives and I still give it 4 stars and would recommend it.
Quick cell shot I took while commuting the other day. I still stand by my review. These are money. They are the only bottom I've worn commuting for the past two months.
So far I've put in about 15 days on the Cutter Tech Knickerbocker and I don't have a single negative thing to say about them. They hardly look like they've been worn. So pilling, abrasions, or other signs of wear.
First things first, I'm about 6' tall, 180 lbs. I typically wear a 34" waist in pants and they fit a little big. I have a medium in the Knickerbocker and fit around the waist is perfect. Just a little loose but they don't slide down. Length is just past my knees.
I've worn these on rides from everything from 40 degree mornings, to 85 degree sunny afternoons, 50 degree downpours, to 80 degrees with high humidity. They were comfortable and excelled in all conditions. They do get wet in heavy rain (imagine that) but repel light rains. They don't cling or snag when wet either. They do dry quickly.
The stretch fabric offers great range of motion. No tightness when swinging my leg over the bike to get on or off. It moves with you when you ride.
Plenty of pockets to store phone, keys, wallet, patch kit, small camera, u-lock ...pretty much anything you want. When empty you hardly notice that there's extra pockets.
These are now my go-to bottoms for anytime I ride. I wear them everyday when I commute. I would recommend them 100% to anyone and everyone.
I bought this shirt and I love it! I now wear it more than any of my other shirts. Unlike other merino shirts this one doesn't itch, at all (it's a higher quality merino than what others use). The performance is awesome, it keeps me dry, keeps me from being smelly. When I first got it I wore it running everyday for over a week before I washed it. Each day when I'd put it on the smells from the previous day were gone.
Some say the sizing is off, I don't really think so. I'm 6'0" and 175 lbs. I wear a large in other brands and a large Backcountry.com Merino Crew fits me nicely. The sizing is a little slimmer than other brands so if you are in between sizes I'd go with the larger size.
Since it is merino it take a little longer to dry than synthetic shirts, but the fact that it feels better when on and doesn't hold odors more than makes up for that.
So far after about 3 months of use and close to a dozen washes, there are no signs of wear. I will be replacing all my synthetic shirts with these merino shirts. They really are the best merino shirts you can get.
Overall this Cocona wicking shirt by Backcountry.com is awesome. It keeps you dry, cool, and it has good durability. I agree with the review by Chris Davenport, the fit, mainly the arms, is a little strange. The underarm seam is a little high so it feels tight when you first put it on. I noticed this when I first put it on but haven't ever noticed it while running, hiking, biking, or playing ultimate frisbee.
The one downfall is the cocona fabric does hold odors like synthetic fabrics, however, it doesn't linger after washing.
Durability is strong. I've worn this shirt all summer long and it doesn't show any signs of wear and tear.
I'd buy another one for sure.
Awesome three pack. Small, light, fit nicely in the saddlebag. I read one review on another site that said "don't try and use these to put the tire on, only for taking off". Not sure what they were talking about. I've used these to take tires off and put them off without any issues. The tongue that slips under the tire is a little thin so you can't crank super hard, but you shouldn't need to crank super hard anyway. I'm buying another set for my mountain bike.
What can you say about a waterbottle cage? It looks nice, holds the bottle securely, and lets the bottle slide in and out easily (you don't have to muscle it around the metal like you do with other cages.
The 4/5/6 hex key is a must have if you're doing any work on your bike at home. You get three of the common hex sizes. It's better than futzing with multi-tool or a folding hex set. For the price it's hard to beat.