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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers

Postby CommuRider » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:40 pm

Just received my Primal Wear arm warmers - took 5 days including the weekend so well done to them.

Compared to my Pearl Izumi, they are quite thin and I suspect not as breathable BUT I did pay for the design and the thinness of the material is probably more suited for summer now. The Pearl Izumi will have to return to the drawers until winter...
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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Ah well I guess it had to happen.......sizing = too big = fail.

Any ladies want to purchase brand new Giordana Ladies Tenax Carbon Donna Bib Shorts in size large...tried for size hygienically.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Giordana_Ladies_Tenax_Carbon_Donna_Bib_Shorts/5360050168/

Price is $70.00 delivered via express post.

Meanwhile I am off to order the same in Medium.

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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby CommuRider » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:48 pm

Dave R32 wrote:Meanwhile I am off to order the same in Medium.


How about going to an LBS and try one there? Different brands have different sizing requirements. She could be a medium in one, a small or even a large with another. Next thing you know you've spent GBP150 to find a suitable sizing. That at least is one positive for the LBS - can try it on, return if it doesn't fit. I find clothes can be tricky when buying online. I almost bought an Icebreaker in small online as I'm usually a 10-12. And when i went to a shop to my surprise I was a medium to them.
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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:03 pm

CommuRider wrote:
How about going to an LBS and try one there? Different brands have different sizing requirements. She could be a medium in one, a small or even a large with another. Next thing you know you've spent GBP150 to find a suitable sizing. That at least is one positive for the LBS - can try it on, return if it doesn't fit. I find clothes can be tricky when buying online. I almost bought an Icebreaker in small online as I'm usually a 10-12. And when i went to a shop to my surprise I was a medium to them.



I agree and usually I buy kit, shoes and helmets locally, along with some parts, the trouble is finding an LBS who stocks female bibs, most only have shorts.... :roll: :(

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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby CommuRider » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:10 pm

Dave R32 wrote:I agree and usually I buy kit, shoes and helmets locally, along with some parts, the trouble is finding an LBS who stocks female bibs, most only have shorts.... :roll: :(


No LBS that cater for females up there? That is indeed a pity :-( I think you have to do the old way and measure your wife - hips, waist, bust, thighs...surely that's a good job to do? ;-)

Get an old tape measure that has both cms and inches. The US and UK are still stuck in the imperial system.
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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby marinmomma » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:25 pm

Dave

I had to return some bibs back to Wiggle as they were a bit see-through :shock:

It was a quick process, about 2 weeks in all from posting them off to getting the money returned to my account!

Postage cost $20 something though.

Good luck with the search, I'm going to try the Rochelle Gillmore stuff that Missy linked over on the first page, but if I was looking for a plain black pair of bibs I'd probably buy the Netti Ballastic ones...
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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:40 pm

CommuRider wrote:No LBS that cater for females up there? That is indeed a pity :-( I think you have to do the old way and measure your wife - hips, waist, bust, thighs...surely that's a good job to do? ;-)

Get an old tape measure that has both cms and inches. The US and UK are still stuck in the imperial system.


CommuRider......you are assuming a lot here. I carry my wife's measurements in my wallet and update it whenever she thinks I should. Having traveled for many years, I have purchased her a lot of clothing and usually get it right.

The 4 LBS that I use on regular basis have very limited female kit or they have shop kits which she doesn't like.

In this case her measurements fitted the size I ordered and the item is just a tiny bit too large for her. The jersey I ordered fit perfectly.

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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby Dave R32 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:43 pm

marinmomma wrote:Dave

I had to return some bibs back to Wiggle as they were a bit see-through :shock:

It was a quick process, about 2 weeks in all from posting them off to getting the money returned to my account!

Postage cost $20 something though.

Good luck with the search, I'm going to try the Rochelle Gillmore stuff that Missy linked over on the first page, but if I was looking for a plain black pair of bibs I'd probably buy the Netti Ballastic ones...


Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the feedback. I will leave them for sale for a few days, if no one wants them I will send them back and re-order.

Your comments regarding Netti is interesting I have always found their stuff a bit "cheap". We will look into who stocks Netti in Brisbane and go and have a look.

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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby CommuRider » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:49 pm

Dave R32 wrote:CommuRider......you are assuming a lot here. I carry my wife's measurements in my wallet and update it whenever she thinks I should. Having traveled for many years, I have purchased her a lot of clothing and usually get it right.

The 4 LBS that I use on regular basis have very limited female kit or they have shop kits which she doesn't like.

In this case her measurements fitted the size I ordered and the item is just a tiny bit too large for her. The jersey I ordered fit perfectly.



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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby marinmomma » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:05 pm

Dave

I understand what you're saying about the Netti....compared to the Santini ones that I ordered from Wiggle, the chamios isn't quite as nice, but then on the other hand the Netti isn't see-through!!!
I've done 90k rides in the Netti Ballistic shorts and no real chaffing to speak of, good quality lycra and so far they're washing well.

IMO, avoid the Santini Queen bibs...
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Re: Female specific arm and leg warmers and now... Bibs

Postby marinmomma » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:09 pm

Dave R32 wrote:I agree and usually I buy kit, shoes and helmets locally, along with some parts, the trouble is finding an LBS who stocks female bibs, most only have shorts.... :roll: :(

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+1 and they generally charge more for female gear!
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