Dec 19, 2002 12:56 PM
|Anyone here use Carradice rainwear? Could you tell me how waterproof and windproof it is? How is the durability? Thanks in advance!|
Dec 20, 2002 4:48 AM
|Can't tell you about the rainwear but I have heard nothing but praises from users of Carradice bags!|
|re: Carradice Rainwear||Andy M-S|
Dec 20, 2002 8:01 AM
|You need to check the IBOB list! Go here...
BOB is the hub of Retrogrouchdom in the US (as well as elsewhere) and you'll likely find out more about Carradice stuff here than anywhere else.
PS: I like the bags, too.
|Got a poncho and a lowsaddle bag||Silverback|
Dec 20, 2002 8:40 AM
|Don't know about the rain suits, but if my seat bag and poncho are any indication, they should be great in a sort of stiff, old-fashioned way.
I love the idea of it, and I'm sort of a wool-and-waxed-cotton guy anyway...but this is one case where I think technology has actually improved things. My dad was a telephone lineman back in the '50s, when rain gear was either rubber or waxed cotton, and that stuff was stiff, leaky, sweaty and inefficient. Gimme Goretex, if I had to do that job today.
If you should order a poncho, they're too small for anybody over, say, 6 feet and 200 lbs. Mine was $65 from Rivendell, and it doesn't even cover my whole butt when I'm riding.