Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

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Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby belgiangoth » 8 Sep 2019, 11:17am

About 5-10 years ago it was going to be the new wonder material, like merino wool but cheaper and better. Then nothing.
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby Oldjohnw » 8 Sep 2019, 11:21am

Strange. I have quite a lot: tees, socks, hoodie.
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby Ugly » 8 Sep 2019, 12:04pm

eaten by pandas?

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby JakobW » 8 Sep 2019, 12:11pm

Often sold as Tencel or Lyocell, which are cellulose polymer fibres - AIUI the raw feedstock can come from wood or bamboo pulp. Tends to be marketed as 'bamboo' by brands wanting to project an eco-friendly image.

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby Sweep » 8 Sep 2019, 12:33pm

Yes I have a couple from Aldi.

Nice, but though they may have been sold for cycling I don't use them as that.

They are heavier than merino and hold sweat more.

I use then as quite nice winter vests.

If my ride doesn't merit the merino I use Aldi's synthetic base layers - they aren't bad.
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby reohn2 » 8 Sep 2019, 12:49pm

simonhill wrote:Even Aldi sometimes have some
https://www.aldi.co.uk/men%27s-short-sl ... 8042293902

Like Sweep I have a coulle of those T shirts but only use them for casual wear,nice stuff :)
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby deliquium » 8 Sep 2019, 2:46pm

reohn2 wrote:
simonhill wrote:Even Aldi sometimes have some
https://www.aldi.co.uk/men%27s-short-sl ... 8042293902

Like Sweep I have a coulle of those T shirts but only use them for casual wear,nice stuff :)


Those look good, but why don't Aldi ever do size small clothes :(
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby reohn2 » 8 Sep 2019, 4:49pm

deliquium wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
simonhill wrote:Even Aldi sometimes have some
https://www.aldi.co.uk/men%27s-short-sl ... 8042293902

Like Sweep I have a coulle of those T shirts but only use them for casual wear,nice stuff :)


Those look good, but why don't Aldi ever do size small clothes :(

Because big is beautiful :mrgreen:

PS,if I ever see the in small or medium(?) I'll send you a couple :wink:
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby rualexander » 8 Sep 2019, 7:55pm

BAM stuff is pretty good, especially if you get things on sale, a lot of it has around 30% cotton content so not as good as the likes of 100% merino stuff.

https://bambooclothing.co.uk/

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby eileithyia » 8 Sep 2019, 9:09pm

deliquium wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
simonhill wrote:Even Aldi sometimes have some
https://www.aldi.co.uk/men%27s-short-sl ... 8042293902

Like Sweep I have a coulle of those T shirts but only use them for casual wear,nice stuff :)


Those look good, but why don't Aldi ever do size small clothes :(

They do it's just their small is my oversized large.....
I have some BAM socks that arrived in the post as a free sample, just not impressed with the variety of styles; a bit dull for my tastes... But had intended to look at their baselayers... thanks for reminding me.
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby landsurfer » 8 Sep 2019, 9:10pm

"Whatever happened to bamboo clothing "

The marketing budget ran out ......... :roll:
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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby soapbox » 9 Sep 2019, 10:09am

British cycle-clothing company GRN have a couple of bamboo t-shirts in their range. Beware the white Brunel t-shirt which is advertised with the words "Cycle to work -Brunel would" but the words aren't actually on the tee. Nice stuff though.

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby Vorpal » 9 Sep 2019, 10:19am

Most larger shops in Norway sell it, and several specialise in it. Norwegians like their merino, but some people are allergic to it, and bamboo is seen as a good alternative.

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Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Postby steady eddy » 9 Sep 2019, 4:37pm

One of the premium cycle brands made jerseys from it a few years ago, but the reviews weren't good as when you put stuff in the rear pockets the jersey sagged badly.
Presumably it is just too stretchy for cycle jerseys