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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby pjclinch » 13 Apr 2018, 11:41am

Tangled Metal wrote:
IIRC finisterre changed to their own fabrics, possibly one similar in theory to analogy. When they did the analogy fabric they had some interesting design features. The hood was both good and bad IIRC. The hood was bigger and designed to go over the face a bit because it had a larger visor made out of clear plastic window you'd look through on heavy rain. Or fix it back of it's not that bad. Some walking kit reviewers for outdoor magazines raved about it others heavily criticised it.


The clear visor was Furtech IIRC rather than Finisterre. My Analogy jacket is in fact a Finisterre Storm Track, which aside from I'd like it a little longer is very good. The hood has a "normal" wired peak and volume adjuster. Furtech still seem to be going to some degree. Finisterre's subsequent waterproofs have mostly been membrane based, though the final version of the Storm Track did look Analogy-esque.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby [XAP]Bob » 13 Apr 2018, 4:58pm

One thing ‘bent trikes *do* need is some sort of positive foot retention mechanism - clears are highly recommended, but there are other options as well...
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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby pjclinch » 13 Apr 2018, 8:09pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:One thing ‘bent trikes *do* need is some sort of positive foot retention mechanism - clears are highly recommended, but there are other options as well...


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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Cunobelin » 14 Apr 2018, 1:44pm

pjclinch wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:Years back I used to use the buffalo windshirt with a very light paramo fleece/mid layer as my summer "waterproof". The full paramo waterproof was too hot but this setup mostly coped ok. I did get wet in heavy downpours but it kept me comfortable even if I was wet.


The old Paramo "Parameta S" directional midlayers are really good, and it's a great shame they don't make them any more, particularly the version with the chest pocket which is a favourite cycling top as well as hillwalking and ski touring garb for me.

Tangled Metal wrote:Personally I have stopped wearing paramo. I don't fit them being tall and fairly slim. I apologise of this is offensive but I see their fit as only being suitable for shorter and wider people. I'm a xxl for length but even a medium is too baggy around the body. It doesn't fit unless I'm ok with a really baggy look. Good kit though.


I'm fairly stocky and it doesn't fit me either these days! M is too short on my trunk and L fits like a sack. However, they're not the only people using the system. Cioch Direct will do you a made-to-measure. Buffalo will do a degree of customisation too: having a relatively long trunk I'm currently waiting for a Windshirt cut to same length as an Active Lite shirt.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Cunobelin » 14 Apr 2018, 1:45pm

pjclinch wrote:
Tangled Metal wrote:Years back I used to use the buffalo windshirt with a very light paramo fleece/mid layer as my summer "waterproof". The full paramo waterproof was too hot but this setup mostly coped ok. I did get wet in heavy downpours but it kept me comfortable even if I was wet.


The old Paramo "Parameta S" directional midlayers are really good, and it's a great shame they don't make them any more, particularly the version with the chest pocket which is a favourite cycling top as well as hillwalking and ski touring garb for me.

Tangled Metal wrote:Personally I have stopped wearing paramo. I don't fit them being tall and fairly slim. I apologise of this is offensive but I see their fit as only being suitable for shorter and wider people. I'm a xxl for length but even a medium is too baggy around the body. It doesn't fit unless I'm ok with a really baggy look. Good kit though.


I'm fairly stocky and it doesn't fit me either these days! M is too short on my trunk and L fits like a sack. However, they're not the only people using the system. Cioch Direct will do you a made-to-measure. Buffalo will do a degree of customisation too: having a relatively long trunk I'm currently waiting for a Windshirt cut to same length as an Active Lite shirt.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby pjclinch » 14 Apr 2018, 4:29pm

Cunobelin wrote:HillTrek do custom Nikwax clothing
HillTrek do custom Paramo clothing


"Nikwax" is the one you want. Paramo is a sibling company of Nikwax producing a range of clothes, including those that use Nikwax Analogy fabrics.

Hilltrek make a range with an Analogy liner under a Ventile outer, rather than the synthetic outers used by Paramo and Cioch Direct.

(IIRC it was originally "Biological Analogy" but I suspect someone in Marketing suggested that was a bit clumsy at some point. The idea came from the way mammal fur naturally sheds water by capillary action as the gaps between hairs widen moving out from the body, combined with oily coatings that prevent water soaking in).

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby PAB855 » 2 May 2018, 6:09pm

At last, today a parcel has arrived from Hawkshead containing a bright yellow rain jacket with two front pockets and an inside pocket. MBH is delighted with it.
I didn't think this topic would generate so much interest.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby NUKe » 7 May 2018, 11:10pm

PAB855 wrote:At last, today a parcel has arrived from Hawkshead containing a bright yellow rain jacket with two front pockets and an inside pocket. MBH is delighted with it.
I didn't think this topic would generate so much interest.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby PAB855 » 18 May 2018, 1:28pm

Not yet. She is still admiring it hanging up in the hall. I should be packing for our holiday tomorrow, I must ask her if she intends to take it. We are going to Fort William after all!,, Average rainfall ----- well above average I believe, but hopefully the midges won't have wakened up yet!

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby nigelnightmare » 24 May 2018, 4:51am

PAB855 wrote:Not yet. She is still admiring it hanging up in the hall. I should be packing for our holiday tomorrow, I must ask her if she intends to take it. We are going to Fort William after all!,, Average rainfall ----- well above average I believe, but hopefully the midges won't have wakened up yet!

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby OldBloke » 24 May 2018, 5:12am

These folks have recently started advertising front pocket jerseys in both long and short sleeves:
http://dtrecumbents.com.au/DTRecumbents ... rseys.html

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby nigelnightmare » 24 May 2018, 11:36pm

ICE also have a short sleeved top with front zippered pockets.

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Re: Front jersey pockets

Postby Tangled Metal » 12 Jun 2018, 11:14am

The ICE ones are a lot neater with the side pockets. IMHO looking like an upright cyclist with rear pockets has become acceptable but front pockets I don't think even upright cyclists would accept recumbent cyclists with those. Comfort while cycling is also important with look of the clothing but I haven't found pockets on your front to be a good solution to comfort and capacity on a recumbent. Loaded pockets sit a bit heavily IME. I've used a normal cycling top with a chest pocket on my recumbent and my phone was a bit uncomfortable IMO. On an upright a chest pocket bounces with each pedal and it wasn't far off with the chest pocket on a recumbent. Weight on your lower back on an upright isn't the same because your back gets loaded a lot more, we're kind of designed to take weight like that.