Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Got Questions? Need advice?
Join other women in discussing cycling.

Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:55 pm

I am delighted to say my girlfriend loves her new bike: a Cooper Oporto. City-style step-through, Brooks saddle, panniers and grips...

She has, however, given me a challenge. She would like to get some groovy clothes so she can ride it to have lunch with friends, library trips, museums.... Now I can help with lycra, but she wants something so she can ride (less than 10k) and not need to get changed. The other part of the challenge is it's summer and it's Brisbane!

Any suggestions outside of the normal lycra combos?
Ha ha! Cookies on dowels.
User avatar
ValleyForge
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Brisbane

by BNA » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:24 pm

BNA
 

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby Kenzo » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:24 pm

Got cash? Go Rapha....
User avatar
Kenzo
 
Posts: 1680
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:13 am
Location: Daisy Hill / Brisbane, Southside FTW

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby Eleri » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:18 pm

Personally, for a 10km ride I would just wear normal clothes.

But for some ideas of what cyclists in the US wear have a look here http://www.terrybicycles.com/Apparel/skorts but other pages as well. There is a fair bit of clothing over there for women who want to be comfy on the bike but still look normal when off the bike.
Image
Eleri
 
Posts: 336
Joined: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:16 am
Location: Inner West, Sydney

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby gururug » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:51 am

The mtb shorts from endura / oakley et. al. are pretty nice. Breathable, stretchable and most come with removable knicks ( holey ones for undershort use only ).
User avatar
gururug
 
Posts: 1504
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:05 pm

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby grasshopper » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:59 am

If she needs anything special at all, have a look for a Sugoi skort or Greta capri or their liners under anything.
User avatar
grasshopper
 
Posts: 331
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:04 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:22 pm

Eleri wrote:Personally, for a 10km ride I would just wear normal clothes.

But for some ideas of what cyclists in the US wear have a look here http://www.terrybicycles.com/Apparel/skorts but other pages as well. There is a fair bit of clothing over there for women who want to be comfy on the bike but still look normal when off the bike.


Thanks - this is the sort of thing I was chasing. For a 10k ride in summer here any time after 9am, "normal" clothes get saturated.
Ha ha! Cookies on dowels.
User avatar
ValleyForge
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby Summernight » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:58 pm

Ever since I started commuting to work in January this year I have been on the look-out for colourful riding outfits.

I've pretty much found all my funky cycling gear at Team Estrogen or SkirtSports. Team Estrogen is a USA site that ship to Australia (for a price- free shipping does come around every now and again) that does all the tri sports. SkirtSports has an Australian distributor and free shipping (although sometimes you can get it cheaper on TE depending on their offers). They have a cycling skort range called the Cruiser Bike Girl.

The SkirtSports skorts are pretty distinctive and bright. I haven't seen anyone else wearing them around Melbourne yet apart from someone wearing the (boring) black running skort. :)

TE used to have some lovely bright sporting dresses that could easily fit knicks underneath and are streetwear-looking enough.

Not sure if that is exactly what you are looking for for your girlfriend as it is lycra-esque.
User avatar
Summernight
 
Posts: 1658
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:40 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Summernight wrote:Ever since I started commuting to work in January this year I have been on the look-out for colourful riding outfits.

I've pretty much found all my funky cycling gear at Team Estrogen or SkirtSports. Team Estrogen is a USA site that ship to Australia (for a price- free shipping does come around every now and again) that does all the tri sports. SkirtSports has an Australian distributor and free shipping (although sometimes you can get it cheaper on TE depending on their offers). They have a cycling skort range called the Cruiser Bike Girl.

The SkirtSports skorts are pretty distinctive and bright. I haven't seen anyone else wearing them around Melbourne yet apart from someone wearing the (boring) black running skort. :)

TE used to have some lovely bright sporting dresses that could easily fit knicks underneath and are streetwear-looking enough.

Not sure if that is exactly what you are looking for for your girlfriend as it is lycra-esque.


Great too - I'm sure there must be people interested in this!
Ha ha! Cookies on dowels.
User avatar
ValleyForge
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby kenji44 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:48 pm

I got a Team Estrogen Cycling dress - Bippie dress . It is wicked :)

Haven't seen any others in Perth.

I ordered the wrong size the first time but they swapped them with no hassle & gave discounted shipping the second time (also had to pay to send it back of course). They'll swap incorrect sizes (reorder & they issue credit on receipt of returned goods) as long as they are in unworn condition.
kenji44
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:46 pm
Location: Perth WA

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:23 am

Cyclette (aus) make womens specific cycling fashion, most does look like ridind gear, more so fashion wear, but is highly practical on the bike.

http://www.cyclette.com.au/
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9134
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby kait » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:16 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Cyclette (aus) make womens specific cycling fashion, most does look like ridind gear, more so fashion wear, but is highly practical on the bike.

http://www.cyclette.com.au/


Ok, that stuff is awesome. Half of that stuff I'd wear even when I was riding!
User avatar
kait
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:36 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Groovy Clothes for Summer For My GF

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:13 pm

I just thought I'd post what my girlfriend found - and they ship to AU!

http://ivajean.com/
Ha ha! Cookies on dowels.
User avatar
ValleyForge
 
Posts: 868
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:37 pm
Location: Brisbane


Return to Women's Cycling

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit