Gravel Grinder News: Craft Cadence, Showers Pass, Polar Bottle & More

Gravel Grinder News: Craft Cadence, Showers Pass, Polar Bottle & More – by Guitar Ted

In today’s Gravel Grinder News we’ve got upcoming reviews to talk about on products from Showers Pass, Craft Cadence, and Polar Bottle.

The Showers Pass Century CC Jacket

Showers Pass Century CC Jacket: Just in time for Spring showers here, this Showers Pass jacket is a new model which is helping to mark Showers Pass’ 25th anniversary. Using sustainable manufacturing techniques, this fully seam-sealed, waterproof jacket comes in at a nice price of $139.99. This jacket will be put through its paces soon and the review should be out in about a month from now or so.

Gravel Grinder News presents the Craft Cadence Top Tub Bag
The Craft Cadence Top Tube Bag

Craft Cadence Top Tube Bag: Next up on Gravel Grinder News we have another bag from Craft Cadence. (We reviewed their Handle Bar Bag earlier here.) This is a waterproof, zipperless, top tube bag with a flip-top, magnetic closure. Stay tuned for the Quick Review on this bag. It’s $55.00, and you can learn more about it now here:

Gravel Grinder News presents Polar Breakaway bottles
Polar Bottle “Breakaway” bottles and “Bottle Bright” bottle cleaner tabs.

Polar Bottle Breakaway Bottles: Gravel Grinder News rolls on with new bottles from Polar Bottle. These Breakaway Bottles come in a few different sizes to accommodate different situations. The new “Session Muck®” size, a 15 ounce bottle, is sized to fit in the tight confines of a full suspension frame, very small triangles on gravel bikes, or underneath the down tube where standard bottles may graze big gravel tires. The Session Muck® has the new “Muckguard™” cap cover so it is perfect for gravel riders using under-the-downtube bottles.

Then we have the larger 30 ounce sized Breakaway Bottle which was specifically designed with the gravel rider in mind that wants to have more water carrying capacity than is afforded by using standard bottle sizes. But we also have a standard sized Breakaway to compare this to as well.

Gravel Grinder News reports also that we have received the Bottle Bright tabs, which are effervescent tablets which clean out your bottles. Stay tuned for the review coming in a month or so.

Gravel Grinder News presents Gravel Wear Gloves
Gravel Wear Gloves

Gravel Wear Gloves: Gravel Grinder News also reports today that we have had a pair of these Gravel Wear Gloves in for about two months already, but we have been holding off reporting on these since, well….. Summer gloves in the dead of Winter really are not a good thing! So, now that Spring is springing here, we’ll get these out into the rotation and get you the final verdict soon.

Notes: The “Riding Gravel Radio Ranch” podcast is on hiatus for a bit as we work out some difficulties behind the scenes. So, I apologize for the lack of that content so far in 2022. Look for an update to this soon. Also, we wanted to remind you that all Riding Gravel t-shirts are now just $18.00 and that includes free shipping to the continental United States. Check those out here.

Thanks for reading Riding Gravel!


Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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