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PREVIEWS: 2014 Women’s Gear Preview
October 8, 2013
Terry Butterfly Saddle
The big news from Vermont-based Terry Bicycles is that they’ve updated their popular Butterfly and Fly Century saddles. The new models have a wider front-to-back cutout than the previous versions and are built with an innovative shock-absorbing material called Poron XRD. The lightweight material is used frequently in protective sports gear like hockey helmets and pads, and adds comfort and durability without bulk for long-distance rides. $164.
Look for fresh prints on spring 2014 apparel from Terry. The company hired designer Lyn Severance (known for her distinctive work with Ben & Jerry’s and Gateway Computers) who married bold colors with bike-inspired graphics. The Bella Halter shown here features a built-in shelf bra and rear zip pocket. “The fit is good for normal bodies,” says Terry spokeswoman Paula Dyba. “It’s not tight through the tummy and hips, so it’s very comfortable and flattering.” ($52; XS-XXL) The new Flare Skort “is a reinvention of our original cycling skort,” Dyba told me. “It has a wider waist, forward-curving vertical side seams for shaping, a hidden zip pocket, and an Italian chamois.” It comes in two prints, as well as solid black. XS-XL ($85), 1X-3X ($95).