Leatt was founded as a brand offering innovative protective gear, and has since expanded their line with soft goods and outerwear that continues to iterate and improve every season. I was lucky enough to receive a selection of the 2019 Fall DBX 5.0 All-Mountain Lineup, and not only is it a sharp looking bit of […]
I’ve really taken to riding in pants this year, especially with the rainy season upon us. Pants make post ride clean up a cinch — simply pull them off and voila, your knee pads and shins are still clean — one less thing to deal with post ride. Looking at the options, the Fox Attack […]
Personalizing your riding gear is now easier than ever thanks to outfits like NWT3K and Stikrd. NWT3K is a new company with a twist: all products are created as one-off pieces based on colors and feature you choose. Dialing your kit to your bike is now just a matter of using their web based customizer […]
Although I have stacks of mountain bike shorts accumulated amongst my bins of riding gear, I find myself rotating between a select few. The new Kitsbow Origin A/M short joined the ranks of favorites, thanks to a well thought out approach to the category, with a trim, fitted profile that shows a lot of attention was […]
If you’ve never owned a pair of jeans designed for cycling or movement, you’re missing out. Cycling jeans like Club Ride’s Cog Jean look and wear like typical denim, but weave in lycra content to provide a bit of stretch that amplifies the comfort and mobility factor. Since making the switch to bike jeans a […]
Royal Robbins is an outdoor clothing company founded by climbers that produce quality travel apparel with a focus on comfort. When I had the opportunity to try out some of their gear on our adventures, I jumped at the chance. Our contact sent over the Townsend and Traveler stretch pant. Townsend Pant Townsend Pant is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Shorts from Troy Lee Designs are a favorite due to the great fit, durable construction, comfortable materials and minimal branding. It’s also very affordable at $75.00, so you can easily justify purchasing multiple pairs. Although style is paramount, I tend to prioritize functionality and fit when adding apparel to my personal collection. Fortunately I can always […]