What We’re Wearing: Liv Hail Review

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If you saw Hannah’s review of the Liv Hail Advanced 1 and liked the look of any of her kit, here’s what she was wearing.

Kit, in action.
Hannah’s kit for the Liv Hail Advanced 1 photoshoot

Flare Clothing Stage Enduro Shorts

Blue Bum!

A four way stretch fabric short with a blue contrast panelled bottom. Zipped hip pockets, and adjustable velcro waist straps. Read the review of this Flare Clothing outfit here.

Flare Clothing Solar Technical T-Shirt

A change from the big ‘n’ baggy kit.

A skinny fit cotton-feel technical t-shirt. Read the review of this Flare Clothing outfit here.

Giro Cartelle MIPS Women’s Helmet

Good spread of ventilation.

Although this is sold as a women’s helmet, it doesn’t have any women’s specific fit features – it’s just the styling. so you if you’re a bloke and you like this colour, you can still wear it.  It provides a good level of coverage – perfect for when I’ve been challenging myself to ride trickier stuff. The ventilation feels pretty good – it’s not hugely ventilated, but what there is is spread nice and evenly around the head so there are no hot spots. The fit is adjustable, so you can set it higher or lower on your head, and I found I need to set this so that the restraints above the ears didn’t clash with my glasses. Plus of course you can tighten the helmet so that it stays on your head – which for me it does comfortably, without creating any pressure points.

Sombrio Lily Gloves

  • Price: £26
  • From: CSG
Sombrio Gloves
Fun detailing.

I reviewed these last summer and they’re still going strong – the lips and ‘tache details are still there and there’s only there merest hit of stitching coming undone around the wrist pulls – no holes in the fingers.

Ion K_Lite Zip Knee Pads

  • Price: £74.99
  • From: Ion
Also available in a zip-free version.

We reviewed the zipless version of these in our recent kneepad grouptest. I’ve worn these for a whole bunch of technical riding, and they’ve been deployed many times…at present, my knees are one of the few body parts that aren’t bruised. Read the full review of these pads here.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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