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Carradice Rainwear(4 posts)

Carradice Rainwearbrewboy
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!
Carradice bags...wspokes
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 RainwearAndy M-S
Dec 20, 2002 8:01 AM
You need to check the IBOB list! Go here...

http://www.bikelist.org/mailman/listinfo/internet-bob

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 bagSilverback
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.