Gear We Love

Gear We Love

Gear We Love

1. Mountainsmith Modular Hauler 4 Want to spend more time on the trail and less time looking for your stuff? Mountainsmith has created the perfect system for keeping your cycling gear organized. The cube-shaped Modular Hauler 4 is designed to fit on a garage shelf and easily tossed into your vehicle. Designate one of the four fitted totes for “ride-ready” items such as shoes, gloves, helmet, water bottle, safety glasses – everything you need to get out the door and on the bike stored in one place. Stash the rest of your gear in the remaining three totes and grab the whole thing for road trips – you’ll never worry about missing a crucial item again! MSRP $99.95 • mountainsmith.com 2. Cotopaxi Nepal 65L In the market for a high quality backpack for multi-day Sierra excursions? Cotopaxi combines inspired design with a mission for social justice, raising the bar for...
Gear We Love

Gear We Love

SUMMER GEAR THAT WON’T LET YOU DOWN 1. Indo Board Balance Trainer The Indo Board is so much more than a balance trainer. It’s actually a super addictive core workout that will improve your balance while you have fun. The Indo Board is the best product on the market to develop balance and strength for a variety of outdoor sports including surfing, MTB, skateboarding, and snowsports—all in the comfort of your home or office. Another suggestion is to have a friendly competition with friends while hanging out in the backyard. MSRP $199.99 • www.indoboard.com 2. Kaenon Hard Kore “Luxury beach” sunglasses that will quickly become your favorite cycling eyewear as well. Kaenon Hard Kores have all the features you’d expect from expensive specs in terms of fit, but it’s the lenses that truly set them apart. The SR-91 lens provides the durable lightweight strength of polycarbonate and the clarity of...
Gear We Love

Gear We Love

1. Five Ten Freeride VXi Shoes Five Ten takes it to another level of “sticky” with their new Stealth Contact outsole on the new Freerider VXi. We put these kicks to the test on the long fire road climbs and technical singletrack descents of Santa Cruz’s Soquel Demonstration State Forest, and were thrilled with their performance. Grippy and light, they are perfect for all-mountain and downhill shredding. Unisex. MSRP $120 • www.fiveten.com 2. Spank Spike Pedals These are the flat pedals that will make you throw away your clipless pedals forever. At just 400 grams, Spank went all-out to create high-end platforms that are very light and wafer thin. Each pedal comes with 20 gnarly looking pins that will keep your feet glued in place no matter how muddy the conditions get. Pair Spikes with Five Ten sticky MTB shoes and you’ll never worry about accidental foot slippage again. MSRP...
Gear We Love

Gear We Love

HOT PRODUCTS FOR COLD WEATHER 1. Selk’bag Patagon Sleeping Suit The Selk’bag is basically a wearable sleeping bag that adds a whole new dimension to camping trips. I was a bit skeptical at first because it does seem a bit unorthodox to sleep in what looks like a high altitude suit that Everest climbers wear, but all doubts melted away after my first night in my Patagon, the warmest sleeping suit that Selk’bag makes. In my opinion this is the best new outdoor product in quite some time. The fact is, mummy bags are claustrophobic. The Selk’bag solves this basic problem by working with the ergonomics of the human body and allowing the wearer to sleep naturally in any position. Where the Patagon shines is on chilly spring and fall mornings. We all hate to crawl out of a cozy sleeping bag to cook breakfast, and with the Patagon...
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