Everything tagged with clothing

Blog post: Polaris Mini Hoolie Glove, £18, www.polaris-apparel.co.uk

The Hoolies certainly provide good warmth when out in near zero degree temperatures. The gel padded palm area is comfortable, while silicon print grips give the wee one added control over steering and brakes. The gloves cover the wrists nicely i...

Blog post: Polaris Junior Aqualite Extreme, £35, www.polaris-apparel.co.uk

With its taped seams, stormflap, chinguard, quality features and materials this jacket has a decidedly grown-up feel. It worked well in light rain, the zips ran smoothly and elasticated cuffs and drawcord hem kept our young rider snug and dry. F...

Blog post: Bobike Poncho, £19.99, www.greyville.com

Without a rain jacket, waterproof trousers or boots children risk a soaking while stranded in a child seat. The Bobike poncho slips over both seat and child so that water doesn’t pool in the seat. It covers both body and legs and is suitab...

Blog post: SWRVE shorts, £65, www.swrve.co.uk

These are the WWR (wind and weather resistant) version of Swrve's shorts, which also come in cotton and 3/4-length varieties. There's something pleasingly understated about these shorts. They come in only a choice of grey and black, and the cut...

Blog post: SWRVE jeans, £80, www.swrve.co.uk

These regular fit jeans aren't the kind of cycle-specific clothing you'll find in many cycle shops, and that's a shame. They do contain Lycra, but it's only 2%, with the other 98% being denim. No, they're not good for downpours or hill trainin...

Blog post: BUFF neckwear, from £13, www.buffwear.co.uk

At its most basic, the Buff (from the Spanish bufanda, meaning scarf) can be slipped over the head and layered around the neck helping to keep you super warm. It can also be pulled up over the face or even the back of the head to create a full ...

Blog post: GORE Cosmo reversible jacket, £250, www.gorebikewear.co.uk

Making gear that looks as good on your bike as off it is – and still performs – is the new Holy Grail for bike clothing manufacturers. The reversible Cosmo Two-way jacket is Gore’s attempt at the challenge. The ‘outs...

Blog post: FABRIC HORSE Lock Holster, $10, www.fabrichorse.com

Perhaps the simplest and greenest product we’ll ever review. Essentially reinforced loops made from recycled seat-belts that slide onto your own belt to hold a D-lock — genius. Slotted between the most suitable belt-loops on your jea...

Blog post: MARMOT Mica jacket, £99, www.marmot.eu

It’s weight and compactability that makes this jacket special — at just 200g it feels and stuffs into a pocket like a windcheater, but it’s completely waterproof, with fully-taped seams. It’s also got an adjustable peak...

Blog post: IBIKELDN Cycle Hire T-shirt, £20, www.ibikeldn.com

Another iconic design from the Soho-based IBikeLDN creatives. Available in black, cream or fluorescent pink, with reflective bike logo and type, these Ts are made from super-soft organic cotton and printed in Camden. Reflective versions of the...

Blog post: BONTRAGER Heritage gloves, £19.99, www.bontrager.com

  Heading the banned list of items never to be worn off the bike — or singly — these retro-styled mitts have a grippy, lightly padded palm with some protection for the ulna nerve; the back’s mesh-vented in an old-school B...

Blog post: KEEN Commuter sandals, £84.99, www.keenfootwear.com

These sandals will take SPD cleats, or you can cover the recess with the supplied plate if you’re going to use them with flat pedals or for short treks. They're a bit solid and clunky to walk any distance in comfort, but on the bike, the...

Blog post: MADISON Trail jersey, £29.99, www.cycleeverywear.co.uk

M:Tec 30 Polyester fabric, short quarter-length zip, hidden hip pocket, loose fit. Sizes S-XXL; black, navy, olive/black, red.

Blog post: SURFACE Liquistretch Shorts, £49.99, www.surface-clothing.com

So new that they weren’t even available for last issue’s baggies test, these are the first shorts from Surface, a new clothing brand from the creator of Charge bikes.  Designed specifically to look ‘non-bikey’ the...

Blog post: ENDURA England Flag jersey, £39.99, www.endura.co.uk

  Coolmax blend fabric, long concealed zip, three-compartment rear pocket. Sizes S-XXL; Scotland, Wales and Ireland prints also available