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Postby ruby » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:32 pm

I want to get a cag at some point before tyne tour and have been vaguely looking around online on ebay and stuff but realised that if I do find a good second hand one online I've got no idea if it'l fit me. Obviously its probably best to be able to try stuff on first but just wondered what size people in the club have and if it varys with different makes? Quite tempted to just buy a new one in which case il actually go to roho and try things on but I do like a bit of time wasting on ebay.
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Postby DanW » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:01 pm

On the for sale part, Sarah is selling small palm sidewinder quite cheap. Look on palm website for sizes, or try a new one on.
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Postby brync » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:49 pm

You'd probably be a small men's... Or as dan said, check the sizing info on the company website.
I'm not in Aberystwyth.
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Postby DanW » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:51 pm

I'm medium to allow for thermals. I'm quite small too
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Postby carelessgal » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:04 pm

I also have trouble deciding my size. I think I'm small but I just feel like my hips won't fit in. :(
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Postby Vanessa » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:11 am

I'm looking to get a cag and helmet for christmas but don't really know which to get. Any advice??
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Postby ruby » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:49 am

helmet: Don't buy one without trying it on. its one thing that needs to fit really properly otherwise its almost useless having one.

cag: If you can, get one thats a womans fit, gives you maximum movement and space for your boobs! haha. Getting mine was the best thing iv bought in ages. I always get cold on rivers and when you're wearing something with neck and wrist seals that arnt broken it makes such a difference.

Thats about all the advice I can give with my tiny amount of knowledge, I'm sure other people will be much more helpful.
Also, if you can wait until after christmas to get the stuff, I'm sure someone will be doing a trip to roho before lakes so you could get it there. They will give you an amazing discount.
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Postby Beth » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:05 am

Haha you are going to regret starting this debate! There have been some pretty strong opinions on this in the past.....

I would suggest a cag. Get it new. A cag will keep you warm, make you happier on the river and will be much better than the club ones.

Helmet: all helmets are tested to the same standard, and nothing you are doing really warrants the need for an expensive helmet upgrade. That said, the right helmet can also help keep you warm.

It's completely up to you, decide what bothers you more, worrying about tipping up because you'll get cold or because of your helmet.
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Postby Jamie » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:44 am

Id go for a cag home slice :) That was my first ever kit purchase and it feels really good to have one :) plus you can even wear it out, its great for cycling in the rain. Then again so is a helmet lol. I suggest having a browse on the roho website. In terms of brand, as a general rule:
Palm = awesome and expensive.
Sweet = awesome and extortionately expensive
Nookie = expensive and breaks alot.
Yak = Cheaper but still very good.
Peak = pretty awesome and mediumly expensive


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Postby Pyro » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:03 am

There's only one piece of vital advice, and as Beth said, the rest is personal preference. The vital bit is thus: GET WHAT FITS BEST. After that, pick what you like the look of.

Cags, the Palm women's ones get decent reviews.
Helmets, take your pick depending on fit and budget, Sweet, WRSI and Shred Ready all do good lids.
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Postby Beth » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:34 pm

As Ruby said, women's fit cags are amazing, I wouldn't go back.

I had a Gul one, lasted reasonably well, but the extra price for the Palm one would definitely have been worth it.
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Postby Nic1234 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:20 pm

Lucy and I both have the old style palm naia cags, which are brilliant, and you can pick them up still in some shops for discounted prices, alternatively for abit more money, the new palm ladies cags are BEAUTIFUL! and seem to fit women immaculately! Look in RoHo for more x
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Postby katys » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:05 pm

From my limited wisdom I like Palm, got a sidewinder ladies cag secondhand from the UKRGB forum and its fab. Don't rule out secondhand if you find a good bargain and want to save some money. Although I guess I was quite lucky that the quality was really good.

Def get a ladies one anyway! Make sure you get one that has latex neck and wrist seals cos there are some sneaky ones floating about with only wrist latex seals.
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Postby Beth » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:27 pm

Ones with only wrist ones are called semi-dry cags. My dad swears by his, says it has always kept him dry. Some people find the latex neck uncomfortable. Again this is personal preference.

Hate to break it to you Katy but I'm pretty sure yours is not actually women's fit, it is just an XS!
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Postby katys » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:56 pm

Haha oops! Still comfy on me though. An advantage of being less 'well endowed' :D
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