In case you want to text
on the trail
There are still quite a few full-finger gloves on the
market that aren’t touchscreen compatible, which
can make checking your phone a hassle on the trail.
Glove Tacts are made from a conductive material with
an adhesive backing that adapts to any glove to allow
users to manage a touchscreen.
The Tacts are removable and machine washable. A
pair will cost you $10 at www.glovetacts.com.
Get more gears out of your 10-speed
Fouriers is an aftermarket component-maker that
offers products ranging from handlebars to cranks.
The DX008 is a 42-tooth cog that adapts to your
current 10-speed cassette to offer a little something
extra for those steep climbs. The DX008 comes
with a 16-tooth cog as well to even out the jumps
in the cassette. For $78, you can make the climbs
a little easier and give your bike a modern touch.
Fouriers-Bike.com will have all the color and build
OSPREY VIPER 3
Great for a quick pedal
Sometimes we only have but a quick moment to go hit the trail. The Viper
3 is a lightweight pack with an 85-fluid ounce bladder that holds enough
water for even longer adventures. The pack has suspension built into the
straps and uses a vented mesh back panel for added comfort. These can
be found at your local sporting goods stores for $80.