cycle capes

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by dynoram, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. dynoram

    dynoram Regular

    Has anyone had experiences of using a cycle cape? Are they useful, or just a hindrance?
  2. daSmirnov

    daSmirnov Well-Known Member

    Horsham, UK
    My mum got me one last year for Christmas. Needless to say I haven't used it - she thought it was a great idea. I don't fancy increasing my wind-resistance / sail power that much - I'm commuting here, not trying to get blown across under a car.
  3. Irishrich

    Irishrich Senior Member

    Northern Ireland
    Never heard of them but I'm new to all this. First thing that came to mind was a cape that Superman would wear, which would look mighty interesting riding along public roads. Can't see the benefits myself.
  4. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Holbrooks Coventry
    I've got one in my work bag, use it if it rains on the way home, it slows me down a bit, slows me down a lot if theres a headwind, but keeps the worst of the rain off.
  5. darth vadar

    darth vadar Über Member

    The simple things are usually the best.

    May not do much for your 'street cred' but I'd rather be dry than wet!!
  6. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Surely capes of any description are a good thing......I personally own a Lidl one for severe weather
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Back in the late 60s we used cycle capes and sou'westers for mountaineering because there wasn't anything else! Then someone called Peter Storm invented a garment called a cagoule, which made you sweat like a good 'un.
  8. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Suppose do if you want to look like Batman going all enviro friendly?!
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