Gore Bike Wear Thermo Overshoes

, February 4, 2015

Perhaps the toughest thing about early morning winter cycling is the shock of swapping a warm bed for a whistling chill right at dawn. While you’re busy thrusting a high cadence to shake some energy … Read more

Eira Northern Shell Jacket

, January 14, 2015

With a name that translates to “snow” and a lineup of stylish garments that refuse to compromise on utility, technicality, and durability, Eira Outerwear is poised to swiftly take hold … Read more

The Spandex Story So Far

, January 13, 2015

At the beginning of 2014, a friend moved to Boulder, Colorado to take up coding at altitude and commute a lifestyle of competitive triathlon from California to his new home. Jump forward … Read more

Craft Siberian Glove

, January 9, 2015

Buying cycling gloves is never easy. With so many variables at play on the saddle, it’s hard to know what to prioritise between outright protection and general usability or dexterity. Add smartphones to … Read more

Thule Paramount 24L Backpack

, January 1, 2015

Known for their roof racks and for being impeccably Scandinavian, Thule also put together a comprehensive collection of wonderful packs that work for city and outdoors use. Built to be … Read more

Old Favourite: Rab Vapour-Rise Jacket

, October 12, 2014

Rab are an established British-based brand that until recently did all their manufacturing in Sheffield, England. Rab concentrated historically upon manufacturing high-quality down and Pertex clothing and sleeping bags. Following the retirement of its founder Rab Carrington (one of Britain’s best alpinists of the last 30 years) the brand has expanded its product range into mountaineering-focused hardshells and softwear. This review examines the Vapour Rise Jacket, one of their classic products that has been in their range for almost fifteen years. Constructed of a wind- and water-resistant pertex equilibrium shell, with a soft thin microfibre liner it is an effective softshell piece with exceptional breathability for mountain sports.

Specialized Pitch Comp Mountain Bike

, September 7, 2014

As one of the world’s premium bike manufacturers, Californian bike manufacturers Specialized have a reputation for rolling out two-wheeled mountain beauties. Eager to find a bike that would take the terrain … Read more

Rab Neutrino SL

, November 5, 2012

Rab actually make two topbags, the first is called the Module and does without the hood. The second is the Neutrino SL, made slightly warmer by extra filling and a trapezoidal construction

New Balance Minimus Trail

, September 7, 2012

As barefoot technology begins to take off I thought I’d get hold of the New Balance Minimus Trail to see whether minimalist really is the way to go. After years on gel and air tech I was warned that the shift to barefoot can be harrowing so I set out on the trail for two heavy sessions; the first testing was to see how much things would hurt without the extra padding and my decade-old running technique, and the second was there to really assess what benefits the low profile offered.

Gore Bike Wear Contest Short

, September 1, 2012

The Gore Bike Wear Contest Shorts are the cheapest cycling shorts Gore make and can often be found discounted as they are a long standing product that stays in their range year on year. Compared with lycra shorts from other manufacturers who make less-expensive sub-£20 shorts that look similar, the Gore stand out. However, the Contest shorts are a basic, yet quality product that epitomises what I love about Gore Bike Wear kit.

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles

, March 11, 2012

Every year while racing the Sea Otter Classic bike race at Laguna Seca Speedway in Monterey, California, I spend time between races happily perusing the numerous vendor booths.  As one … Read more

Smith Transport Ski Helmet

, March 5, 2012

After reviewing Smith’s I/O Goggle, I searched out another product from the brand’s environmentally friendly Evolve line of helmets. During my testings in Colorado at the beginning of the season, I had the unfortunate luck of being able put the Tranport in an extreme situation that helped prove the helmet’s sturdy design.

Introducing FA|CT – A collaboration between Faction Skis and Candide Thovex

, March 1, 2012

Faction announced at ISPO in February that they have formed a partnership with Candide Thovex, one of the most talented and successful skiers to come out of France since Jean Claude Killy.

Candide, who won the Freeride World Tour in 2010 with a 1st place finish in Chamonix, has been in dozens of films including Candide Kamera, Candide Kamera 2 and Mind The Gap. Add this to three X-Games gold medals, eight freeride competition medals including Red Bull’s Linecatcher, as well as a gold medal in the Big Air at The Gravity Games, and it seems Faction have pulled off a master-stroke by securing such a name to their ranks.

Patagonia Primo Down Jacket

, February 28, 2012

Every season a series of ‘must get’ products emerge from the looms of the top adventure brands around the world. This winter, Patagonia has placed a major focus on its new line of breathable and waterproof shells, teaming up Gore-Tex to ensure that the quality of their garments stay at the top-end of adventure apparel and manufacturing ethics.

Electric Visual EG2 Goggle

, February 24, 2012

When it comes to eyewear, maximizing performance and style is essential. Based out of California, Electric Visual are a team of innovators, investing in the production of sunglasses and snow goggles. As one of the brands at the forefront of optics design, Electric bring together the latest and greatest high performance technology with unique designs that reflect the youthful and fun spirit of today’s adventurers.