At last! It’s come around again, after a week of alarmingly torrential rains, depressingly sporadic sunshine and frankly rude temperature drops. Friday, we’re ridiculously glad you’ve arrived. And with it comes the latest in a long line of weekly updates – here’s what’s new and fresh this week:
Packable Disc Jacket – EXCLUSIVE
A last-minute addition to the Packable Jackets grouptest in the next issue, the Vulpine Packable Disc packs into – er – a disc. It is supposed to be very breathable, water resistant for puddles, light rain and sleet. Its made with Schoeller fabric, which is dead posh. And we’ve got the first one in to test! As well as this Navy Blue with a Green contrast ripstop it’ll also be available in Racing Red with an Orange contrast stripe. Oooooh.
Men’s Softshell Jacket
Rich is doing his best Star-Trek Engineer (with a personal problem) in this very Sci-Fi looking Vulpine Softshell. Loads of nice touches, reflective bits, a drop tail, magnets holding everything down and a susprisingly robust set of shoulders.
Both from: Vulpine
Osocyclo phone mount
If you’re cavalier enough to use your phone as a bike computer, this little holder might just fit the bill. It’ll fit any phone up to 95mm wide using a cunning system of rubber webbing.
Here’s a view of the underside to give you an idea of how it all works.
Rogue Hoodie Softshell
Sarah waits expectantly for caffeine in the Rogue Hoodie: breatheable, windproof, wrist gaiters and thumb loops, reflective bits, holes for ipod etc and apparently the hood fits over most helmets.
Crosspoint Waterproof Socks
Seamless waterproof socks, 3 layer construction, to keep Jamie’s delicate tootsies toasty and dry.
Both from: Showers Pass
DMR Stage1 Saddle
An arse-friendly version of the V12 pedal, apparently. So it needs to “be good value, good weight and to appeal to any mountain biker”.
It’s available in a selection of colourways, and also comes with a RideSaver velcro strap for cunning and discrete tube/tool storage.
The Italian veryveryposhtripod company has luggage too! The Vivace 10 is a small SLR and lens thing with Italian styling, and the…
…has loads and loads of little compartments to store all your precious SLR kit when you’re out on a gnarly MTB photoshoot.
Both from Manfrotto
100% Celium Gloves
Rich is getting all surgical with these very, very lightweight Celium gloves from 100%. Not sure how white they’ll look after a season of enduro racing, but the price is right…
Asgard Access Plus 29er Shed
For maximal bike security and lack of stealing-ness (I do this for a living – can you tell?) here’s the Asgard shed. This one is big enough for up to 4 29ers! Hurrah! For your amusement, here’s a video of our illustrious benefactor (well, Mark) erecting the aforementioned with an unfortunate minion:
That’s all for now – we’re off scuba-diving out local trails while we can still see them. Have a good weekend one and all!