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turbominnow 12-05-08 10:12 PM

earth wind and rider Messenger Hoodie Reviews?
 
Anyone have a review of earth wind and rider Messenger Hoodie?

bboysubhuman 12-05-08 10:30 PM

http://urbanvelo.org/urban-velo-mess...ind-and-rider/

Those thumb holes are a little dorky.

Cy Trivialities 12-05-08 10:37 PM

go with a patagonia R1 Hoody and call it a day.

bitterspeak 12-05-08 11:04 PM

145 effing dollars??!? Why don't you just buy a regular hoodie and cut some holes in it?

jdms mvp 12-05-08 11:08 PM

yea 145 is alot for a "hoodie"

Guvna 12-05-08 11:18 PM

woah. expensive ish. couldn't do it myself.

667 12-06-08 12:39 AM


Originally Posted by bboysubhuman (Post 7973218)
http://urbanvelo.org/urban-velo-mess...ind-and-rider/

Those thumb holes are a little dorky.


When your thumb is in the hole, you're probably wearing gloves. It's actually a pretty good feature to have, especially with something over it.

eggbert 12-06-08 12:49 AM

So why does it cost 145$?

skeletor3000 12-06-08 12:58 AM

buy some new cranks instead

gkelley 12-06-08 01:00 AM

that's super stupid

xiamsammyx 12-06-08 02:50 AM

this thing doesn't work unless you're actually a messenger. it just melts off of you if you're just a poser pretending to be one.

cbfight 12-06-08 06:24 AM

Do you actually think messengers find this worth dropping $145 on? When instead they can get that Patagonia hoodie? Yeah right.

JHG57 12-06-08 07:31 AM

Playing the devil's advocate, one BIG difference ... the R1 is Synthetic and the Messenger Hoody is WOOL. I will take wool over syn any day of the week.

beeftech 12-06-08 08:03 AM

I'm amazed at how many people have never heard of merino wool...
Wool > than any synthetic.

FKMTB07 12-06-08 08:08 AM

Merino wool is expensive. At 145, that's actually pretty standard for a jersey/sweatshirt of merino wool. Look at Surly's jerseys for example.

JHG57 12-06-08 08:10 AM

BTW, Patagonia has a nice WOOL Hoody base layer for $150.00
http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/prod...%3Dall#reviews
So going by that the pricing on the Messenger is not out of line.

dobber 12-06-08 10:41 AM

These will go great with my Swrve knickers.

j3ffr3y 12-06-08 10:48 AM

I'll stick with my $30 Ralph Lauren Polo Hoodie thank you very much

fixedgitane 12-06-08 10:53 AM

What is the benefit of wool?

Dion Rides 12-06-08 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by fixedgitane (Post 7975047)
What is the benefit of wool?

Breathable yet warm at the same time. Plus, if you tack the word "Messenger" or "Urban" to any bicycle product, you increase the add value, like, a dillion percent or something.

~Stuart~ 12-06-08 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by Dion Rides (Post 7975133)
Breathable yet warm at the same time. Plus, if you tack the word "Messenger" or "Urban" to any bicycle product, you increase the add value, like, a dillion percent or something.

it also is still warm when wet, unlike cotton or most synthetics.

Dion Rides 12-06-08 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by ~Stuart~ (Post 7975161)
it also is still warm when wet, unlike cotton or most synthetics.

Yes. My brother is a hard core CX racer and he swears by it. In fact, he and his teammates just order a bunch of custom wool jerseys and he's always wearing wool cycling socks, even when we ride dirt bikes.

Cy Trivialities 12-06-08 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by JHG57 (Post 7974406)
Playing the devil's advocate, one BIG difference ... the R1 is Synthetic and the Messenger Hoody is WOOL. I will take wool over syn any day of the week.

i definitely understand that argument, but i think i'd take patagonia's guarentee over something from Urbanvelo every time.

adriano 12-06-08 01:20 PM

if dropping that sort of dime, think about a softshell. i decided if im getting a softshell i might as well get a burton hook for $50!

daddybland 12-06-08 02:20 PM

Check out IceBreaker. They make wool stuff that while not any less money is more tested and durable. I think the wool cycling specific stuff can be a little flimsy sometimes. IceBreaker is my favorite for cold weather. www.icebreaker.com Available at a lot of outdoor shops


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