We featured the Octal X in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best women’s bike accessories. It weighs in at less than a half pound and fits like a headband, thanks to a simple strap-dial system.
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We love the Azura LT for its versatile, four-season insulation. Built for fast-and-light ascents, this pullover performs just as well for more casual endeavors, like relaxing around the campfire. It's packed with 40-gram hydrophobic Primaloft insulation, so it will stay toasty if you're caught in a shower.
While ski racks are generally similar, RockyMounts' Liftop Biggie stands out for its blend of features and affordability. The Liftop Biggie is easy to install, holds up to five skis, and has a one-touch button lever and two locks to keep the rack on the car and the skis safe. Now, until November 29 it’s 20 percent off with the code “RIDEBIKES”.
The Harker Flannel is one of our favorite pieces of gear from Howler Brothers. Flannels are a staple of fall style and the Harker ticks all the boxes: warm fabric and a classic just-right fit. Plus, we dig the small details, like a left chest pocket and custom metal buttons.
On-mountain performance meets street-savvy looks in this parka that extends down to mid-thigh—it’s the more fashion-forward sister to Stio’s Shot 7 resort jacket. The waterproof-breathable outer shell and 800-fill waterproof down insulation mean you won’t be soaked or cold after two hours of sledding.
We called the Field Shirt the “Swiss Army knife of utility layers” in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. Made from organic cotton twill, the shirt is soft against the skin and holds up to activities like hiking or yard work.
These pants are specifically designed for fat biking and are exactly what you need to keep cycling even when the temperatures drop. We put on the the Fat Jack when we wanted a comfy mid-weight option for chilly rides. Club Ride added smart features like a weather-resistant outer and zippered side leg pockets for snack storage.
Made from water-resistant nylon and stuffed with a healthy dose of synthetic insulation, the Howser III is perfect for frosty morning walks to the coffee shop or long winter nights in the cabin. And a non-marking rubber sole won't mess up your floors if you decide to wear them in the house.
Tester Kelly Bastone included the Divide shirt in her roundup of the best do-it-all women’s shirts because of its sweat-mopping, odor-squelching fabric and “smart-looking construction.” Whether you’re conquering an overnight flight or a multi-day trek, this shirt will keep you comfortable and feeling fresh through it all.
Though this versatile tank was built for riding, it's one of our favorites for gym workouts. The compression knit jersey fabric is quick-drying, and the two drop-in pockets are perfect for holding your EDC essentials. Plus, the mesh back panel provides extra ventilation for when you work up a sweat.
Made from thin waffle-knit fleece with stretch panels at the cuffs, this top combines the soft feel of your favorite sweatshirt with classic button-up styling. With the tailored fit and subtle drop tail, it’s like a mountain-casual spin on the Oxford: clean, simple, and practical when sweat is on the day’s agenda.
These shoes are stylish enough for around town, but have the technical chops for charging down singletrack. The dot-rubber Stealth Phantom outsole is key for gripping flat pedals even on bumpy rides and is non-marking so you don’t have to worry about them messing up floors inside. Plus, the shoes make a great gift for avid mountain bikers.
Got leftovers? Or maybe you want to take a sandwich on the road? Skip the plastic wrap and containers with these organic options made from beeswax. The reusable wraps seal tight around bowls and containers, keeping food fresh. This starter pack comes with three.
If straws are wreaking havoc on our wildlife, imagine what all those plastic forks and spoons are doing to our fauna. Yes, the titanium build might be overkill for a to-go lunch, but it won’t rust and it’s so light you won’t even notice it in your pack.
There are some fancy, expensive totes out there built by some of our favorite outdoor companies, but if you’re looking for a simple option that can help you use less plastic at the store, keep this one in your trunk. It’s made from unused hammock material and can hold up to 25 pounds.
A couple of things push the Purist Mover over the competition in the crowded water bottle market. First, it fits inside a standard cup holder while still holding 18 ounces of liquid. Second, the flip-top lid is spill proof and a joy to drink from. And it keeps your water cold for hours thanks to the double-walled, stainless steel construction.
In our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, these were our favorite all-mountain chargers. “The toothy Vibram Megagrip lugs offer killer traction, and that surefootedness, combined with massive Hoka cush, inspires confidence on technical terrain,” we wrote. The third version of the shoe has an updated tongue and a heartier toe bumper.
In 2018, we recommended this sweatshirt as a gift for Mother’s Day because it’s “perfect for chilly nights around the campfire.” The Mountain Sweatshirt has three layers of synthetic insulation that make it comfortable and warm. Plus, the top layer has a durable water-repellent finish to keep the jacket dry and stain-free.
Breathability and grip are the focus of the Air, both of which are key when you’re shredding singletrack. The upper is designed from a Lycra mesh that keeps things cool, while the palm benefits from sticky synthetic leather. Just don’t buy a pair expecting extra cushion, because there’s no padding in the palm.