Redesigned for 2013, the Specialized Tactic helmet does everything well, and at a good price.
For biking, running, skiing, touring, or all of the above, the Icebreaker Blast jacket is a great first line of defense from the elements.
If you’re going to bother to make a belt, you really ought to get it right. Arcade has.
If you don’t want to look like either a roadie or a moto rider, the Club Ride Bolt jersey provides style without sacrificing technical performance.
Club Ride Half Rack Knickers: functional, well-designed mountain bike shorts, made in the USA. If you’re ready to rock man-pris, these are certainly worth a look.
Reviewer Kevin Bazar has a lot of gripes with kneepads. A lot. So calling the Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo Body Armor “good pads” is a ringing endorsement. We agree.
The Trabec is POC’s first lightweight, in-mold helmet designed for the XC/AM/Enduro market. It’s very well vented and offers good coverage, but its styling and colors might take some getting used to.
The POC Cortex Flow helmet is an impressively light, well ventilated, comfortable helmet that also offers good crash protection. (Yes, we checked.)
The Fox Launch Pro Knee Pad offers subtle styling, fit, comfort, and performance for downhill and freeriders.
DH and ski protection that won’t cause suffocation or heat stroke? Yes, please.