cycle capes


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.


Über 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.

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
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.

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!!


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.
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