Posted in Apparel Eye Wear Helmets Reviews

Bolle’ Icarus/Volt Glasses & ECO React MIPS Helmet: Getting Rolling

At Sea Otter I was able to visit the Bolle booth and look at some of the newer items they had for 2022. Here are two things we have on review.

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Posted in Apparel Base Layers Bibs/Shorts Jerseys

Sportful Spring/Summer Wear: At The Finish

I like the direction Sportful is going with their ‘Fun Focus’ and the adventure aspects of some of the items I had were right in there.

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Sportful Super Giara Puffy Short Sleeve and Hot Pack Easylight Jacket: Quick Review

During my talks with Sportful, they asked if there was anything else I wanted to try. And I thought of the times I went into my closet and reached for a lightweight jacket, not a rain piece…no, just a simple piece, almost like a vest with arms.

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Showers Pass Century CC Jacket: At The Finish

I wouldn’t go looking for anything better at this price point in rain gear. In fact, this out-performs jackets I’ve tried which cost a lot more than the Century CC does.

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Bontrager Circuit WaveCel Helmet: Quick Review

The Bontrager Circuit WaveCel helmet is a lighter, sleeker offering with the added protection that the WaveCel liner affords a rider.

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GORE C5 GTX Thermo Jacket: Quick Review

What don’t I like? It’s black and that scares me a bit for daytime use on trafficked roads although it sure looks good. And at my age, I need all the sexy I can get. But not DEAD sexy.

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Lizard Skins Glove Sampler : Quick Review

Lizard Skins was kind enough to supply a couple of the new offerings for 2021 in their cycling glove line. One pair is long fingered and one pair is short fingered and both are what I would call a light weight glove as far as warmth/fabric. I have used them for a bit now, one pair much more than the others…see below about that…and here are my thoughts.

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Craft Cadence Recycled Performance Jersey : Getting Rolling

The Craft Cadence Recycled Performance Jersey comes to us with a responsibly sourced material used to make a racy-snug fitting jersey which promises to have a performance to match its cut.

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Bontrager Foray Shoes: At The Finish

You know how sometimes a product leaves you with that “Just OK” feeling? It’s not bad, but never quite gets to great either, just kind of lives in the middle ground? That, for me, has been the Foray gravel/MTB shoes from Bontrager.

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Showers Pass Gravel Shorts: At The Finish

I give these Gravel Shorts a high recommendation. The caveat being that they are shorter in the inseam than many baggies. If that suits you, these shorts are winners.

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