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Log House Designs Bicycle Cape

Item #: 50258

Our Price: $34.99

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Bike Cape is made of lightweight coated nylon with a 6 inch reflective stripe on the back. Adjustable elastic thumb loops to hold the cape down at handle bars. Elastic legs loops keep back of cape close to rider. Sculpted visor for good visibility.
  • Includes compact stuff sack
  • Weight: 12 oz.
  • Length: 36" (72.2 cm)
  • Color: bright yellow

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Log House Designs Bicycle Cape
 
4.1

(based on 26 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Durable (11)
  • Dries quickly (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Windproof (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet weather (20)
    • Road biking (15)
    • Commuting (14)
    • Cold / extreme (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        96% 

        (22 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (17), Casual/ recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    4.0

    nice design

    By sofiegsd

    from Bainbridge, wa

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Road Biking
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

      The cape works well for biking and walking. It covers a back pack and does not blow around too much in the wind. Great for biking as there is lots of ventilation so you don't get wet from sweat.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Dry, cool, visible at night

      By Dick

      from State College, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Far Better Than A Jacket
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

        Europeans have been using these in wet weather for years -- I'm glad i can finally buy one the the U.s.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Good design, wrong fabric

        By John the bike commuter

        from Honolulu, HI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bad Material/Stitching

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Road Biking
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

        These things have a 3 year life span before becoming unusable. I like the design very much but after using for 2 years, the waterproof coating on the inside of the nylon began to break down. Same thing happened with my wife's cape (I bought 2 at the same time), so it wasn't just a fluke. By the end of 3 years of use, the fabric was sticking to my clothing, my skin, and to itself like chewing gum, and was at first unpleasant to use, and finally impossible to unstick, and we had to throw them away. Maybe if I'd not kept it rolled up when not in use, the constant air contact may have stopped the chemical change. Or if I'd applied talc or something to the coating, I may have been able to keep the stickiness down. But in the end, I deem it an inferior product, until they work out a new way to waterproof their nylon.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Bicycle Rain Cape

        By Brew

        from Prairie Village, KS

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

          Have not yet used it. Try back end of summer.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product, great value

          By Oakland Commuter

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Catches Wind

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Commuting
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

          Pros:
          - This is hands-down my favorite piece of rain gear for the bike ever. For my commute and "fun" rides, it eliminates the sauna effect better than any rain jacket I've tried. I knew I was on the right track when the package arrived looking like it was unchanged in many years, with a photo of a guy with centerpull calipers and non-aero brakes on his bike.

          - Generous sizing. I'm not a small dude, and I can wear it and still fit a medium mess bag underneath.

          - The bright yellow color stands out in low-vis conditions.

          - Packs into a small bag.

          - Thumb loops are nice.

          - Great value, and well-made.

          - Allows layering underneath.

          - Hood keeps the back of your neck dry.

          That said, a few cons:
          - Nobody would mistake this for stylish, but then again, you're riding a bicycle in the rain.

          - Unlike a jacket, any rain cape pretty much requires your bike to have full fenders. If you don't have decent fenders, you will be dry from above, but wet from below.

          - Any rain cape has more wind resistance than a jacket, but in my experience, the other advantages far outweigh this issue.

          - Very polite cyclists will find it difficult to signal effectively.

          - Could use a loop for a rear blinky light.

          - (small gripe) Like the others said, the leg straps are a little awkward, but they also greatly boost the performance. It's not a big deal, and hey, you're smart, you can figure out a workaround.

          - (other small gripe) It fits into a stuff sack, but unlike modern packable gear, that stuff sack is not attached to the garment and is easily lost. Not a big deal, but there it is.

          Bottom line:
          - Seriously, it's cost-effect, folds into a small-ish sack, and does exactly what it's supposed to do. If you're even considering it, get it.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          \Better than an unbrella

          By Bike4Life

          from Conyers, GA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brim On Hood
          • Covers Thighs
          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Can't See Gears
          • Can't See Water Bottles
          • Needs Seam Sealer

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Commuting
          • High Visibility
          • Keep Thighs Dry
          • Road Biking
          • Running
          • Wet Weather

          Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

          Wore it while cycling 80 wet miles. Stayed dry from light rain for six hours. Damp clothing from light sweating. Seams were sealed in advance with warnings from other user's comments here, thanks for contributing!. Water pooled on cape draped over thighs and was challenging to "drain" it off. I could not see the mirror attached to the end of the drop bar. Due to the necessary cape draping over my dry thighs, I cannot see what gears I was using. I like the bright yellow visibility color. It is now a necessary part of my randonneuring kit.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good for the price

          By JR

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

            I commute in NYC daily, and this cape has completely cured me of the the "it might rain, I'll take the subway" blues. It is small, light, and keeps the rain off me fine. The only problem is that it still holds in some heat, so while your bottom half will be dry, your top half might still be sweaty in hot weather. I'm sure this is less of a problem once summer passes.

            The only structural issues are that the hood does not fit over a helmet, and the loops seem a little flimsy, but for the price, you can't beat it.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Big, Yellow, Effective

            By Folding biker

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Packs Up Small
            • Pretty Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Road Biking
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

              I used my new cape immediately on a cycling trip that included several thunderstorms. I agree with other commenters that the seams should be sealed to maximize waterproofness. That said, one of the storms was long and heavy and the cape kept me from getting completely soaked--better than a jacket could have. So far, I haven't experienced the "sticky" material issue that others report. The cape's leg straps are awkward to get into, but they do hold the back down effectively. The front-end thumb loops worked OK. There's a tendency (common to bike capes, I think) for the cape to form a "bowl" behind the handlebars in which water accumulates. As long as the front edge of the cape stays ahead of the bars (where the thumb loops are designed to keep it) the "bowl" will not drop its contents on your legs and feet--if anything, the extra weight helps hold the cape down in the front. If the accumulated water becomes a nuisance, you can flip it off on your downwind side without getting splashed. The bright yellow "tweety-bird" look is a bit silly but it's great if you get caught out on the road in a storm and need to be very visible. I didn't buy the overboots, but I probably will now.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Packs small.

              By KAH

              from Detroit, MI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Road Biking
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

                Good project. Fit is good. Packs small.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Best rain solution at an excellent price

                By John, a teacher

                from Richmond, Virginia

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Lightweight
                • Safety Conscious
                • Visible
                • Well made

                Cons

                • Needs Seam Sealing

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • Commuting
                • Hiking
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

                I bought this cape to replace an older cape also purchased from Campmor. This cape is even better constructed than the first and will last a long time. I agree with others who've opined that it needs seam sealing (it does) but I am used to doing this for all of my camping/cycling gear so no big deal. This is an excellent value compared to all of the other capes available. Why haven't cycling capes caught on more widely? Cyclists in the UK and Irish Republic know better and wear these all the time...enough said? They need to be paired with fenders and your lower half might get a little wet but as we're all wearing cycling shorts and shoes, who cares?
                Most importantly, the bright yellow color of the nylon along with the reflective strip make you very visible to cars and you feel safe. Other capes are fine and well-made but expensive, hard-to-obtain, and often come in dull, dark colors!! What's up with that? My fellow cyclists, wear bright clothing in foul weather, use bright lights front and rear, and please obey the traffic laws. If we demand respect from motorists along with equality in using the roads, let's respect them, share the road, and obey ALL traffic laws.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                • Q:

                  Does this bicycle cape fit over a backpack and still offer protection for the lower back and hips?
                  Asked on 7/13/2014 by Marcia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The length of the cape is 30" from the hood to the bottom hem. If your pack has alot of gear in there and is packed out, then this will push the cape out where it may not reach your hips.

                    Answered on 7/14/2014 by Matt from Campmor
                • Q:

                  I know you're a New Hampshire company, but wondered where your bike capes are manufactured?
                  Asked on 6/25/2014 by April from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Log House is a US manufactured garment. Cottage industry in NH.

                    Answered on 6/26/2014 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  IS THE LENGTH OF THE CAPE FROM THE POINT WHERE THE HOOD IS ATTACHED TO THE CAPE OR IS IT FROM THE TOP OF THE HOOD TO THE HEM.
                  ALSO WHAT IS THE CIRCUMFERENCE OR WIDTH OF THE CAPE AT THE SHOULDERS.
                  THANKS
                  Asked on 9/26/2013 by DOC from MEBANE NC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The length is measured from where the hood meets the cape body down to the bottom hem.

                    Answered on 9/30/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  What is the length of the cape?
                  Asked on 4/18/2013 by Bigtimeweb

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The length f the cape is 30" from the hood to the bottom hem.

                    Answered on 4/22/2013 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  I am 5'1". Is this a product that I could use?
                  Asked on 7/19/2012 by Kate from Cincinnati Oh

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The bike cape has leg loops to keep the cape tracking with your legs and out of the spokes so at 5' 1" you can wear the cape.

                    Answered on 7/25/2012 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  Is there a waist-belt to keeep it from flapping in the back?
                  Asked on 10/3/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    No, The Log House Designs Bicycle Cape does not have a waist belt.

                    Answered on 10/4/2011 by Bob from Campmor
                • Q:

                  follow up question: is the hood designed to be worn underneath one's helmet?
                  Asked on 2/24/2011 by Michael from Chicago, Illinois

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The hood will not fit over a helmet.

                    Answered on 2/28/2011 by Steve from Campmor
                • Q:

                  one of the reviews seemed to indicate that the hood won't fit over a helmet. is that true?
                  Asked on 2/19/2011 by Michael from Chicago, IL

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, With some larger sized helmets, the Log House Designs Bicycle Cape might not fit properly.

                    Answered on 2/21/2011 by Bob from Campmor
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