Monday, February 27, 2012

NEW! Ride On Jacket and Ride On Vest


New 650 down fill Ride On Vest in Dune and black. I don't have a price yet but I'm sure it's high. (update - reports are it's $139 not truly awful.) From my google research it looks like most urban cycling gear is pretty expensive (see Rapha  and Missionworkshop for two examples). My research has shown that since 80% of bike commuters are men in the US, most of the urban cycling clothing is geared towards them.  I guess lulu senses a void in women's options.

New pricey ($268) Ride On Jacket.

6 comments:

Yokie said...

I have been using standard Lulu pieces to commute to and from work (Wunder Unders, Inspire Jacket, Apres Run Anorak)for the past 6 months. These items work just fine for me. No need to purchase the super expensive Ride on Jacket when the much cheaper Apres Run Anorak works just as well.

Anonymous said...

Is that an oversized hoodie?! Looks huge!

LuluAddict said...

@ 1:28 pm - I would think regular lulu would work well, too. The only thing I have noticed about some of the "urban" cycling apparel from other manufacturer's is that they add cycling chinos and cycling jeans. I've also noticed some polo-type shirts but the jackets look like regular sportswear. My husband's lulu Work to Play pants have a reflective strip in them when you roll up the leg so they are meant to be used for bike commuting, too.

@ anon 1:33 pm - LOL - it looks REd Riding Hood huge but maybe it's supposed to fit over your helmet but the sides would impair visibility. Maybe they assume you use mirrors.

Anonymous said...

i have a rain jacket from patagonia with a hood that fits over my helmet. it fits closely enough that it doesn't really impair my vision when biking in the city. then again, it has a cinchable back, so you can custom fit it. i actually prefer a shorter jacket for biking in the rain.

Anonymous said...

The vest is $138. The jacket is $298.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how warm the vest is...maybe there is potential to layer it under my snowboarding jacket in the future (I've found recent lulu vests are too light). I'm in a warm climate so I doubt I'd use it when I'm cycling. As for the "ride on jacket," it looks terrible. Maybe it will be better in person but I just can't see myself wearing that for any reason.