Everything tagged with clothing

Blog post: SUGOI Greta Capri shorts, £80, www.sugoi.com

  These sleek-feeling capris look casual but hide some pretty technical features: a fabric that gives great stretch and excellent breathability; four pockets; zip fly with snap closure; and a removable chamois liner that must rank as one o...

Blog post: ALTURA Quantum Women’s shorts, £44.99, www.zyro.co.uk

  This pared-down baggy short includes a removable chamois liner that’s specifically shaped and padded for women. The waist can be cinched using a pair of adjusters and the zip fly is capped with a double popper. We’ve been impre...

Blog post: HOWIES Alder shorts, £95, www.howies.co.uk

We’ve come to expect great looking kit from Howies, and the Alders fit right into a classic range. With seven pockets, there’s a good mix of secure and easy-access storage for keys, wallet and phone as you ride. The regular fit mea...

Blog post: GROUND EFFECT Supertankers shorts, £47, www.groundeffect.co.nz

  These Kiwi-designed and built shorts come in a longer, baggy cut that’s indicative of the company’s mountain bike roots. Features include an elasticated waist, seamless gusset, single zipped rear pocket, front handwarmer poc...

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

This sturdy and understated pair is cut fairly short and the fit’s fairly snug, although a Lycra fabric mix provides a little stretch. A seamless crotch helps avoid pressure points, while Velcro and zipped pockets keep belongings safe. Not...

Blog post: ENDURA Singletrack short, £44.99, www.endura.co.uk

  This is the top-rated 'baggy' from the Scottish bikewear supremos, packed with a multitude of ingenious features. The Cordura fabric has a Teflon treatment which makes them not only highly durable, laughing off the odd scrape or tumble, ...

Blog post: SEALSKINZ Ultralight sock £25 www.sealskinz.com

If you can’t afford waterproof cycling footwear or overshoes, Sealskinz socks are the answer. Mountain bikers have sworn by them for years and this pair is the lightest in the range, incorporating a Coolmax liner to prevent clamminess...

Blog post: GORE City Race Power Thermo overshoe, £44.99, www.gorebikewear.com

These overshoes are very solidly built compared with others we’ve encountered. Their uppers are made from a waterproof and breathable Gore-tex membrane with a Polyester lining. Velcro fastenings at the back keep them in place, while slot...

Blog post: MISSION WORKSHOP Rondel shoe, £125, www.missionworkshop.com

As these were the first pair of Rondels in the UK, it’s been our pleasure to hammer them over a particularly grim winter. Smarter than a ‘skate-style' shoe, they’re designed to be worn all day about town; the midsole gives en...

Blog post: BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES Totes Safe T-shirt, $34, www.brooklynindustries.com

One of several cycle-inspired T-shirts from New York’s finest designers. Cycling there has risen at a similar rate to our own city in recent years and it seems some messages remain universal; this design of bulldog and multiple D-locks f...

Blog post: MADISON Telegraphe jacket, £99, www.madison.co.uk

A generous, non-cycling specific cut means that this versatile jacket is as at home hiking or biking. Constructed from M:Tec 5000 micro rip-stop fabric, it’s waterproof and breathable. Elements are firmly kept out with a stowaway ho...

Blog post: ENDURA Flyte jacket, £99, www.endura.co.uk

  Made from eVent fabric, the Flyte is fully waterproof and its breathability is claimed to be on a par with Gore-Tex. To ensure the waterproof properties Endura uses sealed seams and waterproof zips. The jacket is purpose designed for cyc...

Blog post: PEARL IZUMI Select Barrier WxB jacket, £130, www.pearlizumi.com

The sportiest jacket on test offers a ‘tailored’ cut, but one that didn’t feel too snug — arms are the perfect length with nifty asymmetrical cuffs. In black it’s smart enough to wear casually as well as on the bi...

Blog post: DARE 2 B Amplitude jacket, £65, www.dare2b.com

Dare 2 B specialises in ski-wear but they have a sideline in light waterproof clothing. The lightweight Amplitude comes in retro-lime green and has fully taped seams and a rollaway hood. It is made  from a waterproof/breathable fabr...

Blog post: ALTURA Night Vision Evo jacket, £99, www.zyro.co.uk

This is Altura’s most popular commuter jacket and it makes no apologies for being a cycling jacket with a cycling-specific cut and bucket loads of reflective features. For those who want a general outdoor jacket for on and off the bike, ...