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Old 12-05-08, 10:12 PM
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earth wind and rider Messenger Hoodie Reviews?

Anyone have a review of earth wind and rider Messenger Hoodie?
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Old 12-05-08, 10:30 PM
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http://urbanvelo.org/urban-velo-mess...ind-and-rider/

Those thumb holes are a little dorky.
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Old 12-05-08, 10:37 PM
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go with a patagonia R1 Hoody and call it a day.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:04 PM
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145 effing dollars??!? Why don't you just buy a regular hoodie and cut some holes in it?
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Old 12-05-08, 11:08 PM
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yea 145 is alot for a "hoodie"
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woah. expensive ish. couldn't do it myself.
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Originally Posted by bboysubhuman View Post
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.

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Old 12-06-08, 12:49 AM
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So why does it cost 145$?
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buy some new cranks instead
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Old 12-06-08, 01:00 AM
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that's super stupid
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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.
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Do you actually think messengers find this worth dropping $145 on? When instead they can get that Patagonia hoodie? Yeah right.
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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.

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I'm amazed at how many people have never heard of merino wool...
Wool > than any synthetic.
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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.
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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.
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These will go great with my Swrve knickers.
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I'll stick with my $30 Ralph Lauren Polo Hoodie thank you very much
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What is the benefit of wool?
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Old 12-06-08, 11:12 AM
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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.
 
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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.
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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.
 
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Originally Posted by JHG57 View Post
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.
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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!
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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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