Possibly the quintessential zip-off softshell, from masters of Windstopper, Gore Bike Wear.
A softshell with a hood (and an unfeasibly long name). Rejoice! For it is warm and cosy…
Numerous things have sucked about summer so far this year; not least, still having chilblains in June. We should have been prancing about in our disco slippers months ago but instead I’m still doing almost every ride in winter-lite shoes and wool socks. Rubbish. Step forward these shoe-boots from premium Swiss brand Suplest. They’re aimed […]
The Dirt Track (really?) is TNF’s Gore Windstopper softshell, with zip-off sleeves that convert it into a gilet. First things first: fit. It’s decidedly ‘American’ in its sizing and boxy, rather than fitted. As a slim six-footer, the medium jacket came up short in body and arms, but baggier than the snug fit I’d prefer. […]
The RXL is the top of the shop in Bontrager’s three shoe racing range. As such it gets all the benefits; heat-mouldable insoles, a ‘multi-position medial adjuster to dial-in top pad placement’ and a ‘rider adjustable Heel Trap’ (which appears to be a metal band you bend). First off, these shoes are a million times […]
I am quite particular about summer gloves. I’ve been through a few pairs over the years, and I’ve developed a strong sense for what’s going to work for me, and what’s not. It’s a short, but personal list, and I’m well aware that what’s good for me may not be everyone’s glove heaven. But I […]
I have to be honest here and say that I must have been one of the few mountain bikers in the world that didn’t really like Five Ten shoes when they were first available to us. Although I loved the grip, I could never really tell what my feet were doing and couldn’t really get […]
Patrick tests a set of winter gloves from Canada – are they toasty or just stale bread?
Work experience lad Ben G has had this set of gloves on test since he came to the office a few months back – here’s what he made of them… Price: £22.00 From: Fisher Outdoor Leisure Tested: Two months These gloves come with a Terry cloth mesh, two way stretch material to cling to the […]