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Hi folks. Just wondering if anyone has had any past experience with the clothing brand Band Of Climbers. I follow Ed Laverack and he swears by the latest winter jacket offering. Any feedback would be very appreciated .
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  • Hi folks. Just wondering if anyone has had any past experience with the clothing brand Band Of Climbers. I follow Ed Laverack on social media and he swears by the latest winter jacket offering. Any feedback would be very appreciated .

    Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
    wilier izoard 2011
    canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
    Cannondale caad 12 2018
    Dolan professio2018
  • Hi folks. Just wondering if anyone has had any past experience with the clothing brand Band Of Climbers. I follow Ed Laverack on social media and he swears by the latest winter jacket offering. Any feedback would be very much appreciated .

    Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
    wilier izoard 2011
    canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
    Cannondale caad 12 2018
    Dolan professio2018
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916
    Is Laverack sponsored or paid for promoting them?

    Never heard of them tbh but from their name it’s sounds like one of the recent additions to the market - La Col, Passione, etc. Haven’t seen the website but we all know what it’s going to look like.....
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,108
    MattFalle said:

    Is Laverack sponsored or paid for promoting them?

    Never heard of them tbh but from their name it’s sounds like one of the recent additions to the market - La Col, Passione, etc. Haven’t seen the website but we all know what it’s going to look like.....

    From a quick look, it looks exactly as you would expect. Except that they haven't bothered doing any usability testing, there is loads of white text over light images, which get even lighter if you hover over them.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916
    excellent.

    so the same as all the other ones then?

    without looking - £120 ish for a top, £150ish for shorts, normal descriptive hyperbole, models with beards and tats?

  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,108
    In fairness their jerseys seem to be 60-90 and their shorts 100-115.
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  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,181
    MattFalle said:

    excellent.

    so the same as all the other ones then?

    without looking - £120 ish for a top, £150ish for shorts, normal descriptive hyperbole, models with beards and tats?

    Really boring and bland clubby type designs as well I imagine.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130
    edited 20 January
    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.
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  • ibr17xviiibr17xvii Posts: 476
    edited 20 January
    Ben6899 said:

    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.


    Never heard of them but the stuff looks really nice. Decent reviews on Trustpilot.

    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/siroko.com

    Would be interested to see what the quality is like.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130
    ibr17xvii said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.


    Never heard of them but the stuff looks really nice.

    Would be interested to see what the quality is like.

    I might take a punt on a gilet. Will update here.
    Ben

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  • ibr17xviiibr17xvii Posts: 476
    Ben6899 said:

    ibr17xvii said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.


    Never heard of them but the stuff looks really nice.

    Would be interested to see what the quality is like.

    I might take a punt on a gilet. Will update here.

    Good shout mate.

    Gilet is what I'm after as well so would be interested in your thoughts.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,886
    Although not a jacket, I bought a pair of bib shorts off them, very well made,and comfortable after a couple of hours in the saddle, (that’s the longest I’ve rode in them up to now)
    Their fit on the size chart is right as well
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,766
    edited 20 January
    Ben6899 said:

    ibr17xvii said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.


    Never heard of them but the stuff looks really nice.

    Would be interested to see what the quality is like.

    I might take a punt on a gilet. Will update here.
    I think I have heard them mentioned before, pretty sure someone on here bought some of their kit, maybe @itboffin ?

    Might be worth considering where they are based, as I saw a mention on the site of a 5 euro discount on your first order, so if they are based in Europe, you are likely to get hit with customs charges, plus an admin fee, and returns might be super awkward as well.

    If it's China or US, then as you were.

    EDIT: Looks like Spain to me.
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  • ibr17xviiibr17xvii Posts: 476
    daniel_b said:

    Ben6899 said:

    ibr17xvii said:

    Ben6899 said:

    I'm looking for a gilet, at the moment, and stumbled upon "Siroko" (https://www.siroko.com/collections/cycling).

    They're stuff looks decent and is very inexpensive. Let's be honest, jackets aside where I think it's worth the expense for something properly snug and technical, winter kit gets covered in mud and salt, and summer kit gets covered in salt and drenched in colour-fading UV light.

    And it all gets washed a sh1te-tonne.


    Never heard of them but the stuff looks really nice.

    Would be interested to see what the quality is like.

    I might take a punt on a gilet. Will update here.
    I think I have heard them mentioned before, pretty sure someone on here bought some of their kit, maybe @itboffin ?

    Might be worth considering where they are based, as I saw a mention on the site of a 5 euro discount on your first order, so if they are based in Europe, you are likely to get hit with customs charges, plus an admin fee, and returns might be super awkward as well.

    If it's China or US, then as you were.

    I think they are based in Spain.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130
    Thanks for the heads up. Will get it sent to Germany!
    Ben

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  • I bought a top off them last year. This one:

    https://www.bandofclimbers.com/collections/mens-jerseys-and-gilets/products/summit-jersey-black

    It's a nice jersey, although I think the neckline could be a bit better/ lower profile more like the Rapha Pro Team jerseys. Bought it primarily for the colour and lightweight material. First one I bought was a bit too big so exchanged. At the time, they didn't offer free returns- not sure if they do now, but that annoyed me a bit.

    Don't like the name at all...

  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,886
    They are based in the uk

    HAVE A QUESTION? GET IN TOUCH WITH US USING AN EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE OR HELP WITH AN ORDER : [email protected]

    MARKETING, TRADE SALES OR ANYTHING ELSE : [email protected]



    Do we have a phone number? Not at this time. Why? We export orders to over 70 countries, and embarrassingly, we only speak English. So for us, it is easier to answer any questions via email as we can make use of online translation software to help our customers better.

    We're also a small team, so it also means we can focus better on serving you by keeping things to email.


    WANT TO WRITE TO US? OUR ADDRESS:

    Band of Climbers Ltd
    Unit 33, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,130

    They are based in the uk

    HAVE A QUESTION? GET IN TOUCH WITH US USING AN EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE OR HELP WITH AN ORDER : [email protected]

    MARKETING, TRADE SALES OR ANYTHING ELSE : [email protected]



    Do we have a phone number? Not at this time. Why? We export orders to over 70 countries, and embarrassingly, we only speak English. So for us, it is easier to answer any questions via email as we can make use of online translation software to help our customers better.

    We're also a small team, so it also means we can focus better on serving you by keeping things to email.


    WANT TO WRITE TO US? OUR ADDRESS:

    Band of Climbers Ltd
    Unit 33, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ


    Siroko are based in Spain though. :smile:
    Ben

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,886
    Ben6899 said:

    They are based in the uk

    HAVE A QUESTION? GET IN TOUCH WITH US USING AN EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE OR HELP WITH AN ORDER : [email protected]

    MARKETING, TRADE SALES OR ANYTHING ELSE : [email protected]



    Do we have a phone number? Not at this time. Why? We export orders to over 70 countries, and embarrassingly, we only speak English. So for us, it is easier to answer any questions via email as we can make use of online translation software to help our customers better.

    We're also a small team, so it also means we can focus better on serving you by keeping things to email.


    WANT TO WRITE TO US? OUR ADDRESS:

    Band of Climbers Ltd
    Unit 33, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ


    Siroko are based in Spain though. :smile:
    Sorry I thought the op was asking about band of climbers clothing

  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916
    pangolin said:

    In fairness their jerseys seem to be 60-90 and their shorts 100-115.

    oh - veritable bargains then......

    still not selling it to me.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916

    They are based in the uk

    HAVE A QUESTION? GET IN TOUCH WITH US USING AN EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE OR HELP WITH AN ORDER : [email protected]

    MARKETING, TRADE SALES OR ANYTHING ELSE : [email protected]



    Do we have a phone number? Not at this time. Why? We export orders to over 70 countries, and embarrassingly, we only speak English. So for us, it is easier to answer any questions via email as we can make use of online translation software to help our customers better.

    We're also a small team, so it also means we can focus better on serving you by keeping things to email.


    WANT TO WRITE TO US? OUR ADDRESS:

    Band of Climbers Ltd
    Unit 33, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ

    in other words "we just stick it in an envelope from a unit on an industrial estate and don't actually know anything about it"

    nah.

  • MattFalle said:

    They are based in the uk

    HAVE A QUESTION? GET IN TOUCH WITH US USING AN EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE OR HELP WITH AN ORDER : [email protected]

    MARKETING, TRADE SALES OR ANYTHING ELSE : [email protected]



    Do we have a phone number? Not at this time. Why? We export orders to over 70 countries, and embarrassingly, we only speak English. So for us, it is easier to answer any questions via email as we can make use of online translation software to help our customers better.

    We're also a small team, so it also means we can focus better on serving you by keeping things to email.


    WANT TO WRITE TO US? OUR ADDRESS:

    Band of Climbers Ltd
    Unit 33, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ

    in other words "we just stick it in an envelope from a unit on an industrial estate and don't actually know anything about it"

    nah.

    Eh?!
  • dynamokevdynamokev Posts: 30
    Might be worth mentioning Donda here https://www.dondacycling.com/

    I got a jersey and bib shorts in a recent sale - haven't worn on the bike yet (awaiting better weather and return from a collarbone break) but the service was excellent and the fit is good. Seems decent quality based on the material but time will tell. Very nicely packaged in a musette too.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916
    Looks the same as B of B and the others tbh. Same designs, same website, same marketing re musette.

    Sellers not manufacturers as per Assos, Rapha, Castelli .
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,829
    MattFalle said:

    Looks the same as B of B and the others tbh. Same designs, same website, same marketing re musette.

    Sellers not manufacturers as per Assos, Rapha, Castelli .

    The Hunt of cycling clothing then...
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 1,916
    I like your style. Top work that man.
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