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Review : Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

by Bike Shop Girl

Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

Cutter Tech Knickerbocker

MSRP : $149.99
Details : A very stretchy, comfortable knicker that was designed for those that pedal more than stand.

In December we were gifted with a pair of Cutter Tech Knickerbockers.  The material is pretty thin so we weren’t able to start testing these out until about a month ago.  Since being able to use them, they have quickly become one of my go to pants to wear commuting, at work or even wrenching on the bike at home.

It is All in the Fabric

Stretch, durability and light weight.  The perfect combination for a cycling short that doubles as a casual pair of knickers….  These knickers remind me close to the famous Chrome knickers but in a lighter weight material for spring/summer/fall use in the south where I reside..  Light weight yet a outer coat of durability to help where on your saddle or between your legs.  The fabric has almost too much stretch as bent over in the drops causes the waist band to expand and pull over my rear.

The fitting of the knickers is unique with a built in knee bend which is very comfortable riding, feels a bit weird standing up..  As a girl they look fine on me, but if I was a guy I would be worried they are too tight/snug in the knee area.

Details at the Heart

The knickers have details of someone that rides, they thought through the design and I thank them for that.

  • Reinforced crotch
  • Pockets for pens/moleskins or a large wallet
  • A loop for keys/U-Lock safety

Final Conclusion and Thoughts

For $149.99 these aren’t the cheapest knicker on the market but they have all the thoughts and added details that one would expect.  Cutter is a small brand backed by a big company so their customer service/warranty should be top notch.

Pro’s
Details
Fabric
Fit, for me
This product is often featured on sale on BackCountry.com or various sites owned by Backcountry

Con’s
The color is a brownish/black.  I feel like it is faded but it is the true color
Price, $150 for a knicker is a good chunk of change.

Cutter Tech Knickerboker online

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7 Responses to “Review : Cutter Tech Knickerbocker”

  1. ha1ku says:

    I got a pair of these several months ago. They look great and, more importantly, fit great. I’ve had awful success finding fat-boy clothing and the Cutter knick’s are the first pair that worked for me. I was glad to drop the $$$ on them.

  2. Eric says:

    I have about a 75 days commuting in mine and they are money. They’ve held up great, fit great (even in the knee!), and are awesome riding. I haven’t had problems with the waistband stretching while riding but the stretchiness is nice whilst riding (no restriction of movement). They do even look good off the bike.

  3. Ad says:

    Haven’t tried these yet, but I have also definitely seem them for a lot less than $150 as a special on bonktown.com a few times. Why mark something at a $150 price and then offer it at a substantial discount right away on only certain websites? Why not just price them fair from the start, Cutter?

  4. David says:

    I like knickers for riding and appreciate how they have become synonymous with commuting but I can’t get over the fact that they are twice as much as pants (or more) for half the material. And once you are off the bike walking around a white color company, people can’t help by sneer. I don’t really mind it much but most of society is not very accepting of what are basically male capri’s.

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  6. Matt P says:

    I’ve always wanted to wear knickers for my commute, but as a fat old guy, I’m not sure they are for me.
    It would be hard to justify $150 for a pair of knickers that would look silly on me. Maybe if I find them on sale. And I mean REALLY on sale.

    Also disappointed with the video. I was expecting super model bike shop girl!

  7. Matt says:

    I love knickers, but I love to hold on to my money as much as I can. I have been taking old pairs of pants and hacking them into knickers for years.

    All you need is some scissors and you are set to go. I have also been known to cruise the discount racks at stores for light weight cotton pants that I thought would be good for riding and I take them home and chop them into knickers.

    I would say that I have made at least 10 pairs on my own – and the total cost is less than $150.

    Details found here:

    http://www.bikehacks.com/bikehacks/2010/03/bike-knickers-bang-for-your-buck.html

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