Shimano's new XM9 shoes prove to be as versatile as we had hoped.
Carry the Search and State S1-J Riding Jacket in preparation for cool fall rides, on the road or trail.
Velocio isn't your average women’s bike clothing. Bold colors, clean lines and minimal patterns were the focus of the 2014 and 2015 line.
Not every ride requires a spandex costume and a chamois pad, but that doesn't mean cotton boxers are ideal either.
These shades sport some Steve McQueen style while providing high-quality polarized optics.
Smart rain jackets do double duty on and off the bike, something the Shimano Storm jacket does very well. And the Explorer jersey and shorts offer fit and features for riders between full mountain biking or road racing.
The Zap uses Sugoi's new Pixel fabric to embed thousands of tiny beads that make the entire garment glow when reflecting streetlights or car headlights.
The merino wool jersey and scarf are stylish, comfortable and well-made.
This round of Button Up & Bike is focused on a small group of go-to items that make a big difference in cold conditions. The prevailing characteristics? Warm, water repellent, and wind resistant.
We put Giro's new winter SPD boots, the Alpineduro, through the field test wringer and came away impressed.
How do you stick out when riding in winter? We have a high-viz orange Lazer Helium in for testing. Check it out!
Keeping your head warm and dry in the winter isn't easy, but Rapha has a great solution with its Pro Winter Hat.
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Showers Pass knows a thing or two about keeping you warm and comfortable on the bike, and these two items combine performance features with casual style.
Denim pants designed for riding a bicycle and other active endeavors is not something new, nor have there been any true technological advances in fabric or durability enhancers until now.
Chilly days are here and it's time to start thinking about suitable attire for a new season. The following finds have helped carry us through autumn in comfort and style.
These waterproof, windproof, and breathable, and kept our hands dry and comfortable between 30-50 degrees during a variety of precipitations.
As a lady in the bicycle industry, I’m frequently asked, "where are the women’s specific cycling pants?" Here are three pairs of women’s pants that I’ve been using on and off the bike this spring that I think are pretty awesome.
Since testing a rain cape from the Center for Appropriate Transport for issue #22, I’ve become a convert. I love wearing a cape when it’s pouring, staying comfy and dry underneath but not feeling like I’m encased in a plastic bag. It’s like wearing an umbrella, but less cumbersome.
There’s no denying the superior warmth of natural goose down, but it doesn’t exactly play nice with moisture. A synthetic insulation handles perspiration and precipitation, but doesn’t compress as easily and doesn’t offer the warmth to weight. Enter DriDown, a down treatment process that treats the fibers with a hydrophobic polymer at the molecular level to repel moisture. It stays drier, retains loft better and dries faster than untreated down.
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Kitsbow’s mantra is “Impeccable mountain bike wear for obsessives”. This is expensive sounding language, but it captures much about what makes Kitsbow stand out from the rest of the mountain bike apparel crowd while remaining tastefully understated.
There are no garish colors to be found in the Kitsbow catalog, mostly grays and blacks and blues, all finely tailored and sewn from expensive materials in British Columbia by folks with years of experience manufacturing high end outdoor garments. Kitsbow is headquartered in Larkspur, Calif., having been founded by two friends with background in mountain biking and clothing design.
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