Found a Bargain? Do Tell.

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by alecstilleyedye, 14 Sep 2008.

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  1. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

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    London, UK
    If youre using it in conjunction with your bike -- I hope you enjoy your sweaty back!
     
  2. Threevok

    Threevok Über Member

    Location:
    South Wales
    Only for winter use on my 3 mile commute - so not a problem

    PS - my back sweats - just THINKING of any physical activity
     
  3. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    London
    Thanks to Elysian for recommending this. I went for one. It's great and a great partner to the Altura Varium which a fair few of us on here picked up cheap a while ago. In response to the mini debate which seems to have opened on this downthread I too like stuff slightly loose - I am no racing snake, have no wish to be (some of those folk look like their health is on a knife edge) and its fitting allows for nice warm stuff under the shell. My Airstream and Varium are great paired with an Aldi merino wool base layer and a buff tucked in - Polartec for the particularly cold London days.

    Like the Varium it blocks wind very well but you need to be moving at a fair crack for the top to do its stuff. You need to generate heat. I have worn these things sometime on tootly social rides round London in the cold and you do start to freeze. This is not a criticism of the Airstream or the Varium - they are both great. If only the Airstream had a small zip pocket on the front like the Varium it would be perfect.

    I like Altura stuff - they use some excellent materials these days and I find their stuff pretty stylish without being bonkers-so. And good value, particularly if sourced through this thread where their stuff very often pops up. They seem to have stabilised their sizing these days as well which means I can pretty safely buy stuff untried.

    Ride on slightly baggy crew and thanks again for the original notice of this and you jenkins for the good review which pushed me.
     
  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    London
    By the by, I'd be more worried about slipping off on ice in those sort of temperatures.

     
  5. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I am talking about those crisp days where the sun has come up and melted the ice and frost away, yet the lack of cloud cover means the temperature doesn’t rise hugely all day.

    You’re right about riding on ice mind you.
     
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  6. stalagmike

    stalagmike I love the smell of wet lube in the morning...

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    Milton Keynes
  7. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    London
  8. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Guru

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    London
    ps - blocked the pop up - still no price visible - sod that.
     
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

     

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  10. stalagmike

    stalagmike I love the smell of wet lube in the morning...

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    Milton Keynes
    Various prices but from about £16. Though now I see they are available at wiggle for much the same price. Sorry @Blue Hills
     
  11. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

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    Wirral
    You have to become a 'member' of Sportspursuit to see the prices. They do have some genuine bargains from time to time.
     
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  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    They don't half send a lot of spam emails though, despite specific sport preferences
     
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  13. BalkanExpress

    BalkanExpress Veteran

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    Balkans

    On a scale of “zero to Planet X” How much spam?
     
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  14. Jenkins

    Jenkins Veteran

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    Felixstowe
    Just the one before I found the "Unsubscribe" link this time

    On a previous account with them I seem to remember one or two per day at least.
     
  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    At least one a day
     
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