Tifosi Just Sport Sunglasses are a Deal
With several attractive frame colors, an adjustable nose piece, and ventilated lenses, these $50-$70 Tifosi sport sunglasses are a terrific value. If you want to spend $200 or more on a pair of sunglasses for active outdoor pursuits like biking, you can find plenty of brands that will be... Read more
Inexpensive & Useful Travel Gadgets From Nite Ize
Want some gadgets that will make your travels easier, for ten bucks or less? Nite Ize has plenty of options for you—or your stocking stuffer recipient. Way back when I started this travel gear blog, the whole idea was to focus on things normal people could buy, pack, and... Read more
Casual Biking Clothing From Pearl Izumi
It’s usually not too hard to pick out a serious cyclist in a crowd, with all that form-fitting spandex and specialized clothing with pockets in strange places. For a casual rider who is not in a big hurry, it’s all a bit too much. Sure, I want some padding... Read more
Ibex Indie FZ Short-Sleeve Jersey
The right cycling jersey can be like the perfect travel wardrobe—when you find one that’s comfortable, performs well and looks good, you want to get one in every color. Well, maybe two. If you can only take one cycling jersey on a trip, take a serious look at the... Read more
Hydrapak SoftFlask Water Bottle
Distance runners, trail runners and hikers, and cyclists face an array of products designed to keep them hydrated and fueled. But what to put all these gels, powders, and drinks in? I tried out the Hydrapak SoftFlask (350 ml), and found a lot to love. First of all, the... Read more
Soquel Small Hydration Pack from Hydrapak
If you like the idea of a hydration pack but don’t want to be loaded down, this Hydrapak Soquel one might be the ultimate. It seems to me like hydration packs are the runner/hiker/biker version of packing cubes. People either think they’re the greatest gear invention of the past... Read more
Sony POV Action Cam
Sony’s answer to the Go Pro, the Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi is quite the fun toy to bring with you in the backcountry or during travel days to capture on-the-go footage of a variety of activities and sports. The Action Cam is completely hands-free, rugged and waterproof (with... Read more
Geared up for Bike Rides with Pearl Izumi
Some of the biggest outdoor clothing companies try to do it all, but Pearl iZumi likes to do two things very well instead. One of those things is cycling apparel, for serious Tour de France types or casual riders like me who want to look normal when they dismount.... Read more
Native Sunglasses for Active Travelers: Eastrim and Andes
  These high-performance Native sunglasses occupy that sweet spot where superior functionality comes in a package well shy of $150. For the last few years I’ve lived in two places that get warm sunshine well over 300 days a year (no I’ll never live in Seattle), so even when... Read more
Cycling Without Spandex: Ibex Merino Wool Shirts for Men and Women
We went bike riding for a week straight, but in these Ibex merino wool shirts, we felt comfy and smelled good. Earlier this month I took my wife on a cycling trip in Portugal with Bike Tours Direct and rode along mostly empty roads in the Alentejo region. It’s... Read more