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ZOIC Ether Camo mountain bike shorts

Once in a while, Gear Gals welcomes Guest Gear Guys to review products from a guy’s perspective. Today’s Guest Gear Guy is Brian, husband of Gear Gal Marie. Brian has been testing the Zoic Ether Camo ($90) mountain bike shorts… Continue Reading →

Timbuk2 Sunset Handlebar bag

Gradually, more and more cycling accessories and gadgets are becoming booze-friendly. The Timbuk2 Sunset Handlebar bag ($79) is one of them—only it transports a bottle of wine which is (arguably) a lot classier than a six-pack of beer. If that… Continue Reading →

The Timbuk2 Sunset Rack Trunk 

What a joy bike picnic’ing is with the Timbuk2 Sunset Rack Trunk ($110). All the stresses of life, the endless supply of inept douche canoe’s that the Universe has strewn along the Gear Gal Marie Highway of Life, suddenly seem… Continue Reading →

Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 2-season bag

The Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 2-season ($359) is more like an 800 down-filled robe than a sleeping bag. But a sleeping bag it is, especially if you’re not keen to getting out of a warm bag during the night… Continue Reading →

LOWA San Luis GTX Lo

During errands yesterday in my LOWA San Luis GTX Lo ($200) I thought, “If I had been clocking the miles I walked in these suckers over the past four months, I could have walked the Leadville Trail 100 four times… Continue Reading →

Pearl Izumi Elevate short

Roadies and racing tools are all about the fitted lycra short. And that’s great! (not really). But us mountain bikers need an alternative to looking like tools. The Pearl Izumi Elevate short ($90) is one such alternative. What I liked… Continue Reading →

Sweet Bushwhacker MIPS helmet

The Sweet Bushwhacker MIPS (1,899 Norwegian Kroners or $229.95 USD) is an all-mountain/enduro-class helmet that hails from the fjords of Norway. The only bike helmet I know with Viking genes! Though this helmet has the MIPS liner, I did not… Continue Reading →

Specialized Ambush helmet

The Specialized Ambush ($180) is an all-mountain/enduro class of helmet that is rich on comfort, design features and aesthetics. Before I dive into the review, I’ll disclose that I did not test this helmet’s impact protection by intentionally crashing–only by… Continue Reading →

Royal Robbins Panorama dress

You’ll have to move to a missile silo in central Mongolia to avoid another travel dress review this summer. Sucks to be you! Because you’ll miss the Royal Robbins Panorama dress ($78) review. What I like Well-made dress that is… Continue Reading →

Dakine Sentinel

Because it’s your hands that typically hit the ground first to break your fall in a crash, hand protection is critical in mountain biking. The Dakine Sentinel ($45) is such a glove and it comes with full-paw coverage. Before diving into the… Continue Reading →

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