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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 23 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Durable (10)
  • Dries quickly (9)
  • Windproof (8)
  • Breathable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet weather (18)
    • Commuting (13)
    • Road biking (12)
    • Cold / extreme (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        95% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (15), Casual/ recreational (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

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    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

      (1 of 1 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

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      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

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        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

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          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

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            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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Adequate for short rides

            By rollin'

            from Oakland, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

                This poncho does the job sufficiently. It's more breathable than lower quality rain-proof jackets and pants. It's adequate for cruising or short rides.

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Good choice

                By JudyNV

                from NY bike ride

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Durable
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

                  Used rain cape the first day out on our Erie Canal trip, leaving Buffalo last Sunday. My first experience with a cape. Worked well against hard rain, kept me warmer than I would have been with a wind breaker alone as well as dry. I wore it for almost 3 hours before the sun came out. Really like the leg straps, kept cape from flapping around. The hood fit under my bike helmet OK. Wish it was a little less heavy but I guess that would make it less durable? In any case I will never leave home without it again.

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

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great rain cape for the price!

                  By The Mom

                  from Asheville, NC

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Windproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Log House Designs Bicycle Cape:

                    This was a replacement for a lost cape for my son, who commutes by bike daily. Lightweight and provides very good coverage, even over heavy outerwear. He recommends it whenever he has the chance.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    • 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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