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(Inventorspot)   Old hotness: Black leather for bikers. New and busted: Snuggies for scooter commuters   (inventorspot.com) divider line 47
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2013-11-16 03:01:38 AM
Meh... Commuters in France (and I'm certain other places) wear this kind of stuff.
 
2013-11-16 03:03:05 AM
Just build a tiny car that costs the same as a scooter. I know you can do it China. I believe in you!

That scooter "snuggie" will be absolutely filthy within a week.

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2013-11-16 03:03:11 AM
The leather is so you can keep your skin if you go down.  It's not all that warm.

/and it looks a lot cooler than this shiat
 
2013-11-16 03:05:38 AM
I wired a cigarette plug for a friend of mine for her motorcycle so she could plug in a pair of electric pants, so,  I guess this is old?

/about three years ago while I was talking auto classes.
 
2013-11-16 03:06:52 AM
Scooters should be outlawed
 
2013-11-16 03:10:56 AM
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Kitchen boxing mitts?
 
2013-11-16 03:13:31 AM
When I am out on my motorcycle, sometimes the tips of my fingers get cold. Even with gloves on it happens. I just grab the engine. Same with legs, I will just tuck my legs in closer for a few minutes.
 
2013-11-16 03:13:34 AM
I'm envisioning all sorts of crashing and havoc from twits and morons trying to actually ride scooters with these things strapped on.
 
2013-11-16 03:19:44 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed


Shut your mouth.

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2013-11-16 03:38:22 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'm envisioning all sorts of crashing and havoc from twits and morons trying to actually ride scooters with these things strapped on.


It couldn't possibly be worse than the current driving situation over there anyway.

Gordon Bennett: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed

Shut your mouth.

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2013-11-16 04:23:27 AM
Huh?

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2013-11-16 04:41:24 AM

OgreMagi: The leather is so you can keep your skin if you go down.  It's not all that warm.

/and it looks a lot cooler than this shiat


THIS, and it dont melt if you get it too hot like on a exhaust pipe.
 
2013-11-16 04:56:24 AM

Oldiron_79: OgreMagi: The leather is so you can keep your skin if you go down.  It's not all that warm.

/and it looks a lot cooler than this shiat

THIS, and it dont melt if you get it too hot like on a exhaust pipe.


That too.  The insulted vinyl crap may keep you warm, but it doesn't age well, it can't handle a hot pipe, doesn't breath so you sweat like a pig in heat, and it definitely won't do your skin a damn bit of good when some asshole cuts in front of you and you take it down.

I'm not hardcore enough to ride when there's frost or rain out.
 
2013-11-16 06:08:14 AM

wild9: When I am out on my motorcycle, sometimes the tips of my fingers get cold. Even with gloves on it happens. I just grab the engine. Same with legs, I will just tuck my legs in closer for a few minutes.


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OgreMagi: Oldiron_79: OgreMagi: The leather is so you can keep your skin if you go down.  It's not all that warm.

/and it looks a lot cooler than this shiat

THIS, and it dont melt if you get it too hot like on a exhaust pipe.

That too.  The insulted vinyl crap may keep you warm, but it doesn't age well, it can't handle a hot pipe, doesn't breath so you sweat like a pig in heat,


You know that synthetic motorbike gear doesn't have to be made of vinyl, right?

and it definitely won't do your skin a damn bit of good when some asshole cuts in front of you and you take it down.

Yeah, there's a reason professional racers wear leather. In an off, leather will skid across the tarmac, absorbing the energy from the crash. Synthetics tend to stick, rather than sliding.

I'm not hardcore enough to ride when there's frost or rain out.

That does kind of invalidate your opinion regarding TFA; they're all season riders, as opposed to weekend warriors.

/12 years bike only at 57° North.
//Got my car licence a couple of years ago because it's pretty useful to have one.
 
2013-11-16 06:43:57 AM
When I lived in Wisconsin I discovered snowmobile suits. Extended my riding season to "whenever there was no ice on the road."
 
2013-11-16 07:04:29 AM
This looks rather silly, but then again, my Chinese scooter poncho has made my commute during rainy season so much more pleasant so maybe they're on to something.
 
2013-11-16 07:07:22 AM

Gordon Bennett: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed

 Oh baby, just you Shut your mouth.

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2013-11-16 07:40:47 AM
The "oven mitt like gloves" are called Pogies. They've been commercially available for years. Mostly aimed at snowmobiling and for ATVs for hunting in the winter. They also have become huge in the Fat Bike market for winter cycling and bigger companies are starting to get on board like 45North. I have a local girl custom making me a set right now. No more cold pinkies this winter for me!

/fat bike geek.
 
2013-11-16 07:59:49 AM
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HOW ABOUT NO
 
2013-11-16 07:59:50 AM

mochunk: The "oven mitt like gloves" are called Pogies. They've been commercially available for years. Mostly aimed at snowmobiling and for ATVs for hunting in the winter. They also have become huge in the Fat Bike market for winter cycling and bigger companies are starting to get on board like 45North. I have a local girl custom making me a set right now. No more cold pinkies this winter for me!

/fat bike geek.


This side of the pond they are nown as bar muffs. A staple of curriers and commuters who just don't give a crap. Plus the scooter brigade have had scooter blankets for years.
 
2013-11-16 08:03:27 AM
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"Winter, I have excellent!" Guess what phrase I will be annoying coworkers with next week?
 
2013-11-16 08:04:41 AM
And if it's wrong for me to want to see the above model riding a scooter wearing only the snuggy, then I don't want to be right.
 
2013-11-16 08:13:44 AM
I'm guessing the copywriter was hauled off to a re-education camp rather suddenly...

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2013-11-16 08:22:05 AM
I have the best snuggie for winter time driving.  It is called a car.  Heater comes standard.
 
2013-11-16 08:22:59 AM
i once read somewhere that in taiwan, where they ride a farkload of scooters, it is common to just wear your coat backwards... i wonder if they still do that
 
2013-11-16 10:22:06 AM

Harry Freakstorm: [inventorspot.com image 640x288]
"Winter, I have excellent!" Guess what phrase I will be annoying coworkers with next week?


Lulz...nice catch
 
2013-11-16 11:06:36 AM
An argument for leaving the black leather the hell alone...

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2013-11-16 11:16:34 AM

FatherDale: When I lived in Wisconsin I discovered snowmobile suits. Extended my riding season to "whenever there was no ice on the road."


In other words you still have a riding season of only 7-8 months...
While the leather might not always keep you warmer it will help. For the colder months I have a thick leather jacket and thick leather pants. Not some thin leather chaps, full on leather pants. The lining in the pants that keeps the leather from sticking to your legs helps keep you a bit warmer too.

/lives in Wisconsin
//Almost always ice on the road or shiatty road conditions from late November to April or so.
///Then there's the below freezing temps that make riding a bad idea as well.
 
2013-11-16 11:20:22 AM

Oldiron_79: OgreMagi: The leather is so you can keep your skin if you go down.  It's not all that warm.

/and it looks a lot cooler than this shiat

THIS, and it dont melt if you get it too hot like on a exhaust pipe.


These.
 
2013-11-16 11:25:39 AM

LonMead: An argument for leaving the black leather the hell alone...

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Three years ago, perhaps. Not so much now.
 
2013-11-16 11:37:32 AM
Might as well take the dork factor up to 11... It's not like it's physically possible to look cool on a scooter, anyway.
 
2013-11-16 11:39:14 AM
Do they come in family size?

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2013-11-16 11:43:13 AM

foxyshadis: It couldn't possibly be worse than the current driving situation over there anyway.


Oh, God, THIS.

Anyone who complains about traffic in the US should visit Asia.   Or Rome.
 
2013-11-16 11:48:24 AM

Apos: Three years ago, perhaps. Not so much now.


Blasphemy.
 
2013-11-16 11:51:05 AM

divgradcurl: i once read somewhere that in taiwan, where they ride a farkload of scooters, it is common to just wear your coat backwards... i wonder if they still do that


www.theawl.com

/disapproves
 
2013-11-16 11:59:07 AM

clyph: Apos: Three years ago, perhaps. Not so much now.

Blasphemy.



*shrugs* Inanity trounced sex appeal.
 
2013-11-16 11:59:44 AM

clyph: foxyshadis: It couldn't possibly be worse than the current driving situation over there anyway.

Oh, God, THIS.

Anyone who complains about traffic in the US should visit Asia.   Or Rome.


Or just anywhere in Italy. The first time I was stationed in Germany I took a 4 day pass to visit my Aunt and her family that was in the Air Force stationed near Munich. We drove from there to a couple places in Italy and those guys were freaking nuts. They'd try to turn a 2 lane highway into a 3 lane. Two vehicles going opposite directions in their own lane and a car would squeeze itself in between them to pass, those folks are nuts.
 
2013-11-16 12:00:47 PM

Apos: Three years ago, perhaps. Not so much now.


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Your vision is narrow...

I repeat... Leave the leather alone!
 
2013-11-16 12:42:28 PM
As a scooter-rider, all I can say is WEAR A COAT, GODDAMMIT.
 
2013-11-16 12:48:02 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed


Then only outlaws will have scooters.
 
2013-11-16 12:55:29 PM
I didn't think it was possible. China has found a was to make scooter riders look like bigger dorks.
 
2013-11-16 01:31:21 PM

LonMead: Apos: Three years ago, perhaps. Not so much now.

 
Your vision is narrow...

I repeat... Leave the leather alone!


That pic makes one HELL BENT HELLBENT FOR LEATHER
 
2013-11-16 03:11:01 PM

wambu: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed

Then only outlaws will have scooters.


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2013-11-16 04:32:00 PM

WordsnCollision: divgradcurl: i once read somewhere that in taiwan, where they ride a farkload of scooters, it is common to just wear your coat backwards... i wonder if they still do that

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/disapproves


backwards, not inside out, ya candy cane

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2013-11-16 05:34:25 PM

LoneWolf343: wambu: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed

Then only outlaws will have scooters.

 

So you see the problem . . .
 
2013-11-16 05:49:47 PM
I have a Burgman 650 that I ride year-round in Chicago; I've got "hippo hands" for the handlebars and a Tucano apron that bolts to the frame; between those and a jacket with a zip-in down liner, I'm good.
 
2013-11-16 11:05:28 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Scooters should be outlawed


When I went to Barcelona, there were scooters everywhere. The great thing about them is they are small, cheap, great on gas, and take up very little parking space. Barcelona is a great place for them.

This article seem to imply that using scooters in snow is wise.
 
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