Although it’s my second year back as a resident in the Pacific Northwest, my efforts to stay on track as a regular bike commuter has meant expanding my selection of cold weather gear. The Azura insulated vest from Wyoming outdoor brand Stio has been a staple of day to day life since acquiring it from […]
This weekend we headed into drizzling rain for the first rainy ride of the season. The fun lasted about 45 minutes before wet shorts had us returning to the trail head, cold, wet and a little miserable. One thing was certain: it was overdue time to invest in waterproof shorts. Forget DWR treatment, we’re talking full blown, seam taped waterproof […]
The Showers Pass Hi-Vis Elite and Torch Jackets take commuter visibility to the next level. Pairing uber-reflective fabric with high-vis neon green panels and adding integrated LED lights, this is quite possibly the most high performance commuter jacket available. I never thought I’d be looking at adding a neon green jacket to my arsenal of gear, but lately high […]
Stio is an outdoor apparel and softgoods brand based in Wyoming. Their location in Jackson Hole gives them plenty of opportunity to test the gear they produce, and when a representative reached out to us to chat about gear, our interest was piqued. Stio recently released their new fall collection, and looking it over we found 5 […]
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.