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13/09/2002 at 11:45
Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! Bit nippy!!! Worried about having to pack the skimpy URWFRC vest away for the winter? Wondering how you can do this and still be the envy of all your friends? Your prayers are about to be answered...

Wasp Sports can now offer us some exciting new long and short sleeved garments called 'MICROPORE VESTOPS'. These are basically breatable vests, but with sleeves on - ideal for winter training as those temperatures start to drop!!! They will also be available in two different weights - the vests that we have at the moment are 'featherweight' but they are also available in a more robust 'standardweight'! The graphic designer (Jason), webmaster (SwissBobby) and kit sec (me) are all working on their respective areas to make these available to you and we expect to have online ordering sorted in a couple of weeks. The minimum order for these is again 18 with 3 of each size, but I am not yet sure whether long and short sleeves or different weights can be mixed (I suspect not). More on that when I know.


13/09/2002 at 11:51

Answer to query - I've no idea! The designs are based exactly on the design of the vest so probably not. Why? What did you have in mind?

Your assumption is correct - we need a total of 18 to order, not 18 from each person! I think that would be a bad commercial idea on Wasp's part!!!
13/09/2002 at 12:01
It'll cost a fair bit more, not least because new screens will need to be made.
Ratbag    pirate
13/09/2002 at 12:11

Sounds like a fine idea.

When will the designs be ready?

13/09/2002 at 12:14
Hello again RB, how is Windsor training going?

They are based on exactly the same design as the vests (which makes them cheaper as they can use the existing printing screens)so that gives you a pretty good idea of what they will look like. Jason is working on the graphics and SB will put them on the website when he get's the opportunity (he's away next week though).

13/09/2002 at 12:20

The Designs will be hot of my keyboard next Tuesday. Watch this space!!


13/09/2002 at 12:25
Forgot to mention the price of these. It is still to be finalised, but it's provisionally looking like about £20 for short sleeved and £21 for long sleeved.
iron fraggle    pirate
13/09/2002 at 12:28
count me in for one of these...was goingto buy another l/sleeve top anyway
13/09/2002 at 12:32
Tim, if you check the URWFRC website, the T-shirt is cotton and like the T-shirt graphic (ie. yellow) whereas the short-sleeved version of the vest looks like the vest graphic (ie blue), but with short sleeves and is made from the vest material.

I don't think the price differs depending on the material, but I'd need to check for sure.

Fraggle, cool! Watch this space in a couple of weeks time...
13/09/2002 at 13:08
Hello there DW
Been a long time I know...but can you put me down for long sleeved thingy? How do I pay by the way - do I send a cheque to you?
Also - where is the URWFRC website - I didn't know about that one.
Ratbag    pirate
13/09/2002 at 13:27
Hello DW,

Training for Windsor is going OK-ish. I've started doing a bit more again lunchtimes. Crashed and burned last week after about 4.5 miles of a proposed 8.5 mile run. Just stopped dead about 1/2 way up a very long hill tht I've run up before at least twice. Carried on in a sort of run / walk way and did only 7.5 in the end.

Bit better this week but can't run consistently at a reasonable pace for any length of time.

Mrs RB is going OK but not running enough. Will get her out again this w/e hopefully.

I'll have one of the LS shirts when ready..

All the best,

13/09/2002 at 14:38
Hello Ben,

When the long sleeved shirts are available, they will have to be ordered by the individual. The URWFRC website is the web site of the club itself, as opposed to the forum. The URL is http://user.domaindlx.com/rwfrc/index.html

Go there and register and you will be able to order vests, T-shirts, etc. and have access to an Aladdin's Cave of all sorts of interesting stuff! The T-shirt thread from this morning explains exactly how to order kit.


Glad to hear things are going okay. We all have runs like the one you described from time to time. Don't let it knock you too much. Regards to Mrs RB. BTW, Emma still hasn't got me on that bloody horse yet thank god!


13/09/2002 at 15:31
Dogwalker - V interested in long sleeves. Would the featherweight be good as a base layer? Or do you think a stanard weight with a vest under would be better. I don't feel the cold too badly.......

Jason L - when the designs are hot off your keyboard next Tuesday, does that mean we can see them here? If not, is there anyway/where I can have a look before buying?

Thanks, something like this would really help my winter Shambling!

13/09/2002 at 15:49
Shambler, They could be posted somewhere for you all to look at. I'll have a word with DW.

Jason L
13/09/2002 at 15:55
The designs will be posted on the URWFRC website, to which you need access to be able to order them anyway. SB is away next week, so they won't be available on there until the week after. As for posting them elsewhere beforehand, I don't know. I guess we need some web space somewhere, but that's not something I can help with I'm afraid.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
13/09/2002 at 15:57
I'll be up for a long sleeved top as this will give me no excuse not to keep on running!
13/09/2002 at 15:58
As for suitability of the fabrics for base layers, etc. I'll find out more next week. The following is the information that Wasp have sent me about them...

"One small thing you may not be aware of is that we do the vest fabric is two different weights. Your current vests are made from the featherweight but we have a Standardweight too which is a little more robust, warmer and ideal for winter racing due to its breathable micropore quality. However, it cannot be compared to a Helly Hanson top which is designed to act as a thermal base layer, our vestops are more suited to go over the top, hence the club colours and design."
13/09/2002 at 16:01
DW and Jason L - thanks for the info. Pretty sure I'll invest (sorry!) in 1 top at least.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
13/09/2002 at 16:01
that was terrible shambler!
13/09/2002 at 16:03
Let"sleeve" it there!
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