PEARL IZUMI VERSA BARRIER JACKET
Casual to trail riding
Versatile riding gear that translates to casual use is an added value many
riders are looking for. The Versa Barrier jacket is an all-around piece of c
lothing that is lightweight and breathable enough for riding but can be worn
casually as well. The Versa uses a fabric with DWR that is wind- and water-resistant but still has a soft, comfortable feel. There are hand mitts buried
in the sleeves in case it’s extra cold outside. The Versa retails for $140 and
comes in two color options.
So enduro and so Euro
The Astute Mud Lite is
a lightweight saddle out
of Italy that’s designed
specifically for enduro
riding and racing. The
Mud Lite has a nylon carbon shell and carbon fiber
rails with a microfiber cover.
Astute uses a rounded shape and
tri-density memory foam for a
comfortable fit. Retail price is $290, and it
is available in six colors.
It fits a lot of stuff
Osprey makes some high-quality backpacks
and hydration packs. The TrailKit was designed to
be a high-performance pack for mountain bikers
and other cyclists to transport all of their gear. The
TrailKit is a 40-liter pack that has room for shoes,
helmet and clothing, depending on the rider’s
needs. The frame uses a stowaway, contoured
harness and yoke to comfortably carry it. The
main compartment is weather-resistant. Retail is
set at $120.