Over the last few years, we’ve accumulated a sizable collection of clothing and gear. Our go-to gear often consists of the newest additions, so when an item consistently is pulled for the days ride, or is worn a second time though its already soiled, its says a lot. The Sever BC shorts is one of these pieces of gear. These […]
GripGrab is a Danish manufacturer of gloves and accessories. Each of their models are designed to be optimized for specific uses, ranging from long distance XC riding, trail riding, cold weather use or racing. GripGrab sent over a few pairs of gloves for us to try, and for over a season I’ve been rotating between three […]
The Metah helmet, Fox’s long awaited follow up to the Flux is now available. Featuring additional coverage, airflow and upgraded impact protection, Fox uses multiple densities of cone shaped EPS foam in various layers for to maximize impact absorption.
Riding year-round in the northwest requires gear capable of handing a variety of conditions. Sometimes it’s wet, sometimes it’s cold, and often it’s a bit of both. And that is just at the start of the ride. It’s easy enough to stack on layers; the biggest challenge is managing moisture once we’re moving, a task the […]
Women’s mountain bike and multi-sport apparel brand Shredly is known for fun colorful prints. They now can also be found in the form of a legging.
The Portland, Oregon apparel brand Showers Pass is best known for their commuter friendly jackets and outer wear. They also make a damn fine henley.
Cadence is a clothing brand that was started by a former bike messenger by the name of Dustin Klein. As a rider he knew what he wanted in a pair of jeans, so tired of what was available, he made his own. One of the problems he wanted to address with Cadence denim was wear and […]
Mountain bike apparel brand Zoic unveiled their 2016 collection at the Interbike Tradeshow with a diverse palette of color and prints for both their men’s and women’s collections. As opposed to the typical display of garb, they had a runway and scheduled shows of the new gear throughout the day.
Although sports bras are worn by every female rider they’re rarely a topic of discussion when it comes to cycling apparel. I’m just as bad, as I’ve never really thought to review one until recently when I started participating in discussions of women’s apparel purchasing at Western Bikeworks. That’s when I met Jennifer Ferguson of Handful. A fitness enthusiast herself, […]
Technical outdoor apparel meets sci-fi influenced street wear with the Smuggler’s Jacket — a homage to our favorite space rogue. Designed by yours truly, I wanted a jacket with a moto-inspired cut aimed at adventuring anywhere, whether it’s hikes in the mountains to a daily commute on the bike — while still oozing of style.
Gear designed for dedicated DH runs or laps at the bike park tends to be bombproof and overbuilt. On hot days it can be a bit much. For riders overheating on sweltering summer days, the new Uprising Short from Zoic offers relief. Packing moto-styling in a lightweight, versatile short, it’s a capable alternative intended for enduro, park and gravity riding.
The Skyline Short from Troy Lee Designs is quite possibly the best value in a trail riding short available. Featuring a dialed fit, quality construction and materials, it still manages to come in at only $70.00. With many similar models priced at over $100, it’s a stand out value. Even better, it has minimal branding […]