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Old 09-13-11, 10:46 AM   #1
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Terry Plus sized Athena clothing?

http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus

Has anyone purchased any of their stuff? I really like their skort and I'm wondering if it's well made.
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http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus

Has anyone purchased any of their stuff? I really like their skort and I'm wondering if it's well made.
I pretty much wear all Terry. I love their shorts and jerseys, gloves and socks. The skorts are made well but frankly I don't like riding with them. Too much fabric to get trapped in the seat. If you are concerned off the bike, get the skirt that wraps around instead.

Quality is excellent. The company is responsive to inquiries and returns. I hardly recommend their products. I have returned some items just because it wasn't exactly what I wanted.
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Gina wears Terry shorts. Last 2 pair we bought were excellent. Nice thick fabric and excellent chamois.

BUT!!!! I did read on the forums somewhere that the quality has taken a dive. We did see a pair at the shop a few days ago and I must agree. I don't think we'll be buying any more Terry shorts anytime soon.
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I just bought two pairs of their higher end shorts. They are still great They do make cheaper shorts (they make a number of style, models and price range) - it's a matter of getting what you paid for...
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http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus

Has anyone purchased any of their stuff? I really like their skort and I'm wondering if it's well made.
Which skort do you like? I bought this one this spring:



I bought an extra large from Team Estrogen. I posted a review up on that site. http://www.teamestrogen.com/prodTY_613004.html I bought the extra large as it should have fit me based on my measurements at the time. It was too large. So, you might want to size down a bit. It was very comfortable but the short liners are not supportive. I wore it maybe five times because it was so cool in the heat, but I got too small too soon. I really liked the chamois. I really liked the pockets too. Eventually I am going to buy a small one to replace it. I've been meaning to put it up for sale on the Team Estrogen forum. As I only wore it maybe five times I can't speak to durability, but mine still looks like new after the five washings.
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Gina wears Terry shorts. Last 2 pair we bought were excellent. Nice thick fabric and excellent chamois.

BUT!!!! I did read on the forums somewhere that the quality has taken a dive. We did see a pair at the shop a few days ago and I must agree. I don't think we'll be buying any more Terry shorts anytime soon.
I hope what you saw doesn't apply to all their stuff! Five minutes before I read this post I ordered a pair of Terry tights. They were one of the few that were available in a petite length.
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I hope what you saw doesn't apply to all their stuff! Five minutes before I read this post I ordered a pair of Terry tights. They were one of the few that were available in a petite length.
I hope not too!

The shorts we bought in the past were $80 about a year or two ago (how time flies). I looked at the site and almost all the shorts are $90+.

They did have a pair for $50 on the site. I hope these are the shorts we saw at the shop. I asked Gina and but said she didn't look at the price tag so I can't be sure of which models they are since Terry doesn't post a picture of the chamois along with the short....I hope it was the $50 we saw.

But they do have the "wear it ride it love it or return it" policy on the site.
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I typically buy their T-Shorts or Bella brand. They range in price from $85 (T-short regular) - 120. The chamois has changed over the years. I actually like the newer chamois. The fabric remains high quality. I also bought recently a "computer" Liberty short. Price was $65. I don't like the fabric as much but the chamois works fine. Remember - it's free returns if you don't like the product (I always buy online). Alot of shops sell the "club" short which is cheaper and lighter weight and can be used for "spin" classes.

Again, I like Terry products and highly recommend them. For the money you pay (low to high) you get good quality. I have the same skort posted by Goldfinch. It fits well and is confortable but for me, it gets caught up on the saddle so I prefer riding either with bike shorts or mountain biking with a tighter short shell.
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I wear padded shorts currently and when I get to a museum or restaurant or what ever, I throw on a black skirt over top. I was looking at this one: http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus/Pl...rt-Padded-Plus in black. I think it would be great for our more casual rides. The baggy short plus looks great too, but I'm not sure if the 1X size is really a 1x or a large. It would be nicer if they said number sizes. http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus/Pl...ggy-Short-Plus

And because I live all the way in the Netherlands I have to deal with international shipping. I don't want to have to return anything. While I can find some plus sized bike clothing over here, the selections are often not to my American tastes.
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I wear padded shorts currently and when I get to a museum or restaurant or what ever, I throw on a black skirt over top. I was looking at this one: http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus/Pl...rt-Padded-Plus in black. I think it would be great for our more casual rides. The baggy short plus looks great too, but I'm not sure if the 1X size is really a 1x or a large. It would be nicer if they said number sizes. http://www.terrybicycles.com/Plus/Pl...ggy-Short-Plus

And because I live all the way in the Netherlands I have to deal with international shipping. I don't want to have to return anything. While I can find some plus sized bike clothing over here, the selections are often not to my American tastes.
Here is their master size chart, that has both the plus sizes and the standard sizes: http://www.terrybicycles.com/Sizing

The skort you are looking at is the one I described above that I bought in xl. It looks like the 1X is a bit bigger. You could call their customer service number to ask about the sizing of this particular skort. I found them to run large. Too bad shipping is such a PITA or I'd sell you my XL for a good price to try.
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Gah! According to their chart, I'm a 2X. Well.. the shorts are a giant no-go.
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Gah! According to their chart, I'm a 2X. Well.. the shorts are a giant no-go.
Not that I want to post my size online for everyone to read... but I buy the XL shorts without problems. The Skorts and baggies however, material not so stretchy so yes need to purchase bigger sizes although my skort is 1X and is alittle large.

I suggest this to other woman who are looking for MTB baggies to wear... first find a nice pair of bike shorts with a chamois you like. I don't buy MTB baggies but instead I go to places like REI and look for good durable hiking or running shorts (usually in the mens dept) that contain a fair amount of lycra in them (ie are stretchy). I make sure the legs fit closely, the shorts don't bind, and will be durable. I cut out any lining that are in the shorts and then I just pull them on over my bike shorts. Voila! Custom Baggies! You could probably do the same thing with tennis skirts that contain lycra. Check out your local tennis store and see what they have! Those stores are also good sources for nice sports style tops that can also be used for cycling.
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