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Native Eyewear Haskill Polarized Sunglasses

Native Eyewear Haskill Polarized Sunglasses

I recently had to slog through a 22-hour drive across the center of the country, and wanted a pair of shades that would do double duty for both driving and exercise. I wanted great optics, lots of coverage across my face, and frames that would stay put while running. The Native Eyewear Haskill glasses appeared [...]

November 26, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Sherpa Adventure Gear Vayu Long Sleeve Crew

Sherpa Adventure Gear Vayu Long Sleeve Crew

I’m not sure I could be happier about a base layer. Sherpa Adventure Gear has combined my two fabric materials, PrimaLoft and merino wool, to create the Vayu Long Sleeve Crew. Yum! Made out of a 50/50 blend of PrimaLoft One and merino wool, the Vayu Long Sleeve Crew is everything I knew it would [...]

November 5, 2014 Staff 0

Nite Ize Spokelit LED Spoke Light

Nite Ize Spokelit LED Spoke Light

The kiddos are back in school, the leaves are starting to change, and daylight is getting shorter. It’s the perfect time to get the bike ready for winter riding, which means riding in the dark. Part of safe night-time riding is lights (i.e., being seen). Front and back lights are a great place to start, [...]

September 28, 2014 Andy Schmidt 0

Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank

Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank

I like wearing tank tops on hot summer days, but I don’t like  sunburnt shoulders, tell-tale tan lines, and chafing under my backpack straps. The Sierra Designs Women’s Hiking Tank covers these bases with grace and style, so I can have the protection of a tee with the freedom of a tank when I’m spending long [...]

August 21, 2014 Leslie Steen 0

Rickshaw Commuter 2.1 Messenger Bag

Rickshaw Commuter 2.1 Messenger Bag

I’ve always been a fan of Rickshaw Bagworks, so I was excited to test the Commuter 2.1 Messenger Bag. It’s loaded with pockets and sleeves for my portable office, and even better, I got to design the bag myself. I’m usually an all-black person; I just think black looks cooler than color. But I’ve been [...]

June 2, 2014 E.D. 0

Chums Eyewear Retainers

Chums Eyewear Retainers

I’ve been using Chums eyewear retainers for years to keep glasses safely attached and comfortably steady, so I was very happy to test their Cotton Original retainer and Switchback silicone retainer. Confession: I’m functionally blind without contacts or glasses, so I have a lot of glasses–readers, prescription eyewear, sunglasses for when my contacts are in, [...]

April 17, 2014 Matt Colonius 0

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Glove

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Glove

Even though it rarely gets below 40 degrees F most days, it’s incredible how cold my hands get riding my bike. After wearing Pearl Izumi’s P.R.O. Softshell Glove, I can’t believe I ever rode without them. Soft and fleece-lined on the inside, with a waterproof inner liner, the P.R.O. Softshell Glove provides incredible wind and [...]

February 4, 2014 Bruce Michaux 0

Pearl Izumi Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer

Pearl Izumi Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer

I bike commute year-round, which isn’t as impressive as it seems since the coldest temps I face are around freezing. Most often, I ride in low- to mid-40s. So I need a base layer that keeps me warm but doesn’t let me overheat. Pearl Izumi’s Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer has been ideal for me. Made [...]

February 1, 2014 Bruce Michaux 0

Hydrapak Reyes Hydration Pack

Hydrapak Reyes Hydration Pack

Hydrapak’s Reyes hydration pack has quickly become an essential part of my winter snowshoe and ski kit, thanks to its streamlined minimalism, light weight, and useful storage. I know the Hydrapak Reyes Hydration Pack is designed primarily as a mountain bike pack, and I expect it to exceed expectations when the cycling season comes along [...]

January 27, 2014 Nathan Welton 0

Detours Madison Rack Trunk

Detours Madison Rack Trunk

I bike commute to work every day because I like the exercise and I don’t like paying for parking downtown! My Detours Madison rack trunk has made my commute, and all-day outings, much simpler. Made out of finer nylon than the chunkier, rougher nylon used in my average day packs, the black Madison rack trunk [...]

January 19, 2014 Bruce Michaux 0