Endura’s MT500 Burner Pant II has a proper amount of pockets, a ratchet waist adjuster, and a reputation for durability and staying put.
A lightweight, four-way stretch jacket is ideal for the majority of the riding season; Leatt’s DBX 2.0 Jacket has been a favorite, with a fit that’s dialed for mountain bike trail riding. Able to fold into its own pocket in order to easily stow it on the trail, it’s easy to carry for the height […]
Portland apparel brand Showers Pass is best known for waterproof cycling apparel and lifestyle accessories. The Crosspoint Waterproof Beanie is the latest addition to the line-up, joining the likes of the successful Crosspoint Waterproof Socks and Knit Gloves. Like the waterproof socks, Showers Pass has managed to create a product that exceeds expectations, combining waterproofing […]
Chrome’s Elston Packable Windshell might just be that perfect packable windbreaker hoodie you’ve been looking for.
If you haven’t already noticed, Fox has been seriously stepping up their game. They’ve been in the mountain bike apparel and gear space for a quite some time —but in the last couple of years, we’ve started to see more innovative designs and fabrics. The newly released Speedframe Pro helmet is just one of those […]
The Protera MTB Helmet is the first MTB-specific helmet from Rudy Project, a brand best known for road cycling eyewear and helmets. Last year we had first saw the new MTB offerings at the Sea Otter Classic. For a road brand, the Protera MTB helmet looked like a more than respectable trail helmet; it was […]
Getting cold and wet on bike rides is the worst. Once my hands, shorts, and feet are wet, I just want the ride to be over. Products like the Showers Pass Crosspoint Knit Waterproof Gloves (and their amazing socks) can transform what was a miserable slog to something far more bearable by keeping hands (and […]
ABUS is not a brand that comes to mind when it comes to helmets, but their MonTrailer helmet sure has some striking looks. While we need to reserve judgment for when we actually try one, the profile reminds me of something from the Last Starfighter or Battlestar Galactica, and that stirs my inner nerd. Like […]
Fox has really been stepping it up and the new fall collection is hot. There aren’t a lot of options for quality wet weather gear that fits like proper riding gear, and after running the Fox Attack Water Pants last season, they’ve made a fan out of me. Fox seems to have a good feel […]
With fall officially here, it’s officially time to dig out the outerwear and prepare for cooler weather. The Pearl Izumi MTB WRX Jacket is a wind and water-resistant packable shell well suited for fall weather, and its wide range of temperatures. More robust than a lightweight, flimsy windbreaker, the WRX jacket is capable of keeping […]
Trail and enduro bikes are so capable these days, the amount of protection needed has ramped up. Enduro helmets with removable chin bars came first. Then helmet brands began the battle to create a lightweight full face helmet suitable for all-day riding. Last week at Crankworx in Whistler, IXS stepped into that ring in a […]
Leatt has been on the cutting edge of protective gear for some time. Earlier this spring I attended the launch for the Velocity goggles and the new DBX 4.0 full face helmet, and taking a set of each home with me, I’ve been rocking them on all my gravity fueled rides with great results. Certifed […]