Gear reviews


REVIEW: Proviz - REFLECT360 Womens Cycling Jacket Published: 1:02pm 7 January 2015

Proviz - REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket - Womens
RRP £74.99
There was quite a bit of excitement in the office when the Proviz Reflect 360 jacket arrived - a cycling jacket with an all over reflective outer shell. A number of o...

REVIEW: B'TWIN 700 Warm Cycling Jacket - Black/BluePublished: 12:32pm 7 January 2015

RRP: £69.99
Decathlon offers this cold weather jacket on a budget and certainly provides great value for money. It is super lightweight but offers brilliant protection against cold air and wind, with full coverage rig...

Sugoi RSX shortsPublished: 4:15pm 19 December 2013

Sugoi RSX shorts

The price looks hefty until you realise the design features and that you get a top-spec padded short liner included. Designed for summer mountain biking or touring, the RSX has an incredibly light ...

Spiro S188M jerseyPublished: 4:08pm 19 December 2013

Spiro S188M Jersey

The S188M jersey is a synthetic, zipped top that’ll appeal to those on a tighter budget. Available from S-XXL (in black/white or green/black), reflective elements enhance visibility, ...

Vulpine Alpine women's jerseyPublished: 4:03pm 19 December 2013

Vulpine Alpine Women’s Jersey
For a one-year-old company, Vulpine is riding high at the moment, having recently been nominated in the London Cycling Awards ‘Best Brand’ category. We tested its ...

Ana Nichoola Hello Yello women's Commuter JacketPublished: 3:55pm 19 December 2013

ANA NICHOOLA Hello Yello Commuter Jacket

There’s definitely a gap in the market for fashionable women’s cycle clothing and the latest range from Ana Nichoola helps to fill that void. This jacket ha...

Teko Evapor8 Light socksPublished: 3:36pm 19 December 2013

TEKO Evapor8 Light

Socks are socks right? Well not if they make your feet sweaty or uncomfortable. These 100% recycled polyester socks don’t absorb moisture, dry really quickly, have light padding at the ...

Keela women's ADS zip topPublished: 3:28pm 19 December 2013

KEELA Women’s ADS Zip-top

Having made a name for itself in the outdoors market — especially as a kit supplier to UK mountain rescue teams — Scottish firm Keela’s now branching out into mult...

Keela Roadrunner cycling trousersPublished: 2:58pm 19 December 2013

KEELA Roadrunner

The Roadrunners were designed for emergency services cycle teams and have now been released to a wider audience. The Stretch-Tec Advanced fabric means they feel and ‘give’ like a softs...

Pearl Izumi Launch jerseyPublished: 2:40pm 19 December 2013

PEARL IZUMI Launch jersey

A slightly different take on the basic polyester technical jersey, the Launch has a relaxed (and fairly long) rather than performance fit and comes in two sleeve length options (short o...

Helmet review: Limar X-RidePublished: 2:25pm 19 December 2013


The main attractions of the new X-Ride are obvious the moment you stick it on and head out for a ride — it weighs next to nothing (260g) and the fewer, larger vents (16 in total) do a ve...

Helmet review: Lazer OasizPublished: 2:19pm 19 December 2013

At a penny under 100 quid you’d expect the Oasiz to be jam-packed with original features and indeed it’s even got a specific mount for a headcam. The top ‘wing’ can be interchan...

Helmet review: Endura SnypePublished: 2:11pm 19 December 2013


Clothing specialist Endura’s first foray into helmet design has clearly been influenced by the demands of its race team — it’s extremely light and offers exceptional airflow. The la...

Helmet review: Bern WattsPublished: 2:01pm 19 December 2013

BERN Watts

Taking its cue from skate-style helmets, the combination of hard plastic outer shell with EPS foam inner (approved to EN1078 standard) means the Watts offers excellent all-round head protection. Luck...

Helmet review: Bell MuniPublished: 1:55pm 19 December 2013


It may be fairly inexpensive but the Muni was instantly comfortable thanks to its really well shaped shell, light padding strips and adjustable TAG system. It sports neat features for commuters too, with ...