Fat Lad/Lass at the Back have divided opinion since they arrived on the market in 2013. Their slightly Marmite approach to the ‘F’ word is refreshing to some, whilst others are less keen to fly the flag and embrace the designs.
In answer, FLAB have continued to create their outspoken Fat Lad and Fat Lass kit, as well as adding a ‘Stealth’ range that is less outspoken. Available in sizes from 8 to 26, all of the gear is designed to cater for curvier frames and FLAB offer detailed sizing guides to ensure customers find the right fit.
We set regular club rider, Liz, up with a jersey and shorts combo to test out in size 14-16. Here’s how she got on….
I have seen riders wearing the Fat Lad/Lass At The Back jerseys and shorts on numerous occasions. The kit is bold and the logo brazen but personally I wouldn’t want ‘Fat Lass at the Back’ written across my back.
I know I am bigger than a lot of my female ride buddies and I’m reminded constantly when tackling the climbs alongside my skinnier counterparts, I don’t need to be branded the ‘FLAB’.
I like the name of the new range of cycling apparel from this company – ‘Stealth’. I see it as a brand of clothing to help cyclists not blessed with the traditional cycling physique to ‘blend in’ with the slimmer riders.
The kit is predominantly black, with distinctive red, white and blue reflective stripes around the cuffs of the arms and the legs. It’s smart and nowhere does this kit mention the ‘F’ word.