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  • She ended up getting some Morvelo bibs, which apparently are very comfortable and the pad looks pretty high quality to me- like a better version of the champsys pad in my club kit shorts.

    Unfortunately, even the smallest sized jerseys from Morvelo and Howie's were too big for her. Rapha xs fits perfectly however.... An expensive problem.

  • I have to admit I was a bit unimpressed with the sizing of women's kit from Howie's. Hoping to accommodate every female body type in two sizes seems optimistic at best, and tokenistic at worst.

  • I have a similar problem. Morvelo women's jerseys are too big - their kids ones fit me though.

  • the good people at Velocity (now with bonus added Lois aka Claude and I) seem to be branching out into jackets and would like the ladeez to speak their branes about the subject

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQ66XTC

    Help a sister out! (if you've got 5 mins of course!)

  • the good people at Velocity (now with bonus added Lois aka Claude and I) seem to be branching out into jackets and would like the ladeez to speak their branes about the subject

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQ66XTC

    Help a sister out! (if you've got 5 mins of course!)

    5 mins? that was a bit of an over-estimation ;) Done!

  • Done! couldn't really decide which I actually preferred though..

  • Yeah done, easy!

    jackets, just some points im throwing out there.
    -Zip has to be amazing quality. My millitag jersey zip came with kinks in it and its annoying.
    -Velcro-snag-proof.
    -standard pockets, a small front one would be nice.
    -arm vents
    -cuffs to be made from a durable material that doesn't ball (& velcro-snag-proof)

  • Thanks Poots for sharing and all who completed the little survey - very much appreciated. We've got the design and pattern sample and we're just testing and tweaking it at the moment - also deciding on the fabric for the initial run - which is why we wanted specific feedback.

    Mands - thanks for the detailed feedback - Zips are all YKK (main one will be waterproof), plenty of pockets and arm ventilation also in the design :)

    There's no velcro on the jacket at all (due to nightmare of snagging anything/everything!) - will run some velcro over the sample to test for snagging though.

    Thanks again - Carolyn & Lois

  • Yeah done, easy!

    jackets, just some points im throwing out there.
    -Zip has to be amazing quality. My millitag jersey zip came with kinks in it and its annoying.
    -Velcro-snag-proof.
    -standard pockets, a small front one would be nice.
    -arm vents
    -cuffs to be made from a durable material that doesn't ball (& velcro-snag-proof)

    Contact milltag, they'll replace the zip for either nothing or not much.

  • Any y'all ladies done a triathlon before?? If so, what did you wear and do you recommend?....Having some trouble deciding if it is acceptable for me to wear a tri-onsie, I have this innate fear I'll look like a baby seal. And not a cute one, a flailing one that is waiting to be dispatched by a lingering shark.
    Also, tri-specific clothing costs all ze money...so any purse friendly advice will be gratefully received.

  • My girlfriend did one earlier this year at the start of the tri season...she had a similar conundrum to you I believe, in that the cost of kit was daunting.

    Check Aldi - I was doing our weekly shop and saw they had some ladies and gents tri suits (not unlike the older Gore bibshorts) for £15. I had to go to a store further away to get the medium size though, which just fit her size 10-12 body. I've seen some knocking about for cheaper still, so I bet they've still got some. It's black and white with a bit of pink stitching/detail, and a front zip, so not a skinsuit. She was impressed with it - was fine for swimming in (although she was worried about top of bum crack showing through the white material at the back but it was fine since it was double layered), the pad was thin but effective for the cycle and the material dried quick. It was her first tri so it was a cost effective choice, I think she'll basically use that same suit until it falls apart.

    I watched the event (in Southwell, Nottinghamshire) and everybody was wearing whatever, including skinsuits, so I reckon go with whatever you have and is comfortable. I'm even considering doing one myself, I've been kinda secretly making sure I can swim the distance over the last couple of months!

  • Hmmm - debating whether or not to buy the half price Vulpine Women's Cotton Rain Trousers being sold on the Sport Pursuit site at the moment.

    You may have to log on to see the page: http://www.sportpursuit.com/womens-cotto­n-rain-trousers-indigo

    Does anyone here own a pair?

  • They look good...can't find the sizing for women's trousers though.

  • WEll this is the guide on their website:

  • Tash - Sorry for my mad slow reply, horrid work times, and thanks for the advice I'll look out for the next Aldi middle aisle excitement. Didn't end up doing the triathlon I planned for in the end, spent my funds going touring instead :p I'm still secretly tricking myself into the swimming distances too just in case.

    Miss Mouse - I have the Vulpine shorts(made from same fabric as their trousers) and I highly recommend, I wear them pretty much everyday with no sign of wear and they are waterproof up to the point of relentless wall of rain. Only negative comment is that I had to go a size bigger than I normally would to find them baggy/comfy enough to ride in.

  • ^ Great - thanks for that, mec! Yeah, I want to be able to layer up underneath, especially when it's super cold!

  • Only just seen this Poots - probs waaaay too late? :/

  • -Zip has to be amazing quality. My millitag jersey zip came with kinks in it and its annoying.
    That's not good - have you told Milltag about this?

  • I want Vulpine rain jacket in blue. or maybe the harrington, I'm not sure. but full price it is a little pricey, and not full price it is never in a large...

  • I just want to see what's so epic about Epic Cotton. ;)

    I'm very much a fan of blue but harrington might be more useful with other clothes...?

  • If I got the harrington it would be in blue too... (and yeah, I want to experience the epicness!)

  • Vulpine have just put their Autumn/Winter collection up....http://www.vulpine.cc/Shop/Womens
    It's making me rub my thighs and do creepy old man breathing. Waiting for that magical lottery win so I can buy their £499 winter bundle....

  • That's a bike! Haha.

  • jaysus! nice but pricey mach 2

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