Apparel & Gear Reviews: Page 30

Velocio Origami Ultralight women’s jersey

So lightweight you can almost see through it, Velocio’s Origami jersey is ideal for the hottest of rides. This is the top for summer tailwind climbs up scorching canyon roads when there is no cloud cover, no tree cover, and the pavement could fry an egg. Perforations throughout the jersey’s fabric provide significant airflow when […]

Catlike Whisper road shoes

The pinnacle of Catlike’s new-to-the-U.S. shoe line impresses with its stiff grapheme-reinforced carbon fiber sole and intriguing looks, which take a cue from the company’s distinctive helmets. Two Boa dials and a Velcro strap combine with a well-padded tongue to help eliminate hot spots. Venting is excellent, with large, round mesh circles and perforations on […]

Kask Protone helmet

With its large vents and swooping lines, the Protone blends the best of traditional and aero helmet design. The faux leather chinstrap is comfortable against the chin but does take some time to break in. The helmet’s wispy retention system holds snugly and wraps low on the back of the head, though in the lowest […]

Giro Chrono Pro bibs

Italian Lycra, lay-flat straps, and an anatomically shaped chamois all point to one thing: Giro went all out to create a pair of bibs on par with the industry’s best. It’s a racer’s cut, so it’s snug throughout. The leg bands stay securely in place throughout the ride with a snug fit that doesn’t rely […]

Pactimo Summit Raptor 2.0 bibs

Pactimo makes less-expensive bib options that are plenty supportive, but we like the Summit Raptors because they have a lighter, more race-oriented feel. If you want to save money and are gearing up for a gran fondo, check out the Ascent Vectors. Racers and hard riders, check out the Raptor 2.0 bibs for its material […]

Endura FS260-Pro SL cycling bibs

If you’re picky about fit, Endura’s bibs are a great option. The Scottish company offers three widths for its 700-series chamois — narrow, medium, and wide — as well as an option for longer legs. These bibs feature a mix of materials, including a 3D mesh upper and Italian Lycra for a wraparound fit and, […]

Garneau Course Superleggera cycling bib

Garneau uses various styles of mesh to create a comfortable fit at the waist and adds a treatment to reflect UV rays. These light and airy bibs are easy to reach for when heading out for a training ride, though for long days in the saddle, something a bit stouter is probably a better choice. […]

Assos T.equipe. S7 bibs

Assos has streamlined everything about these shorts. Their fit and chamois placement are tailored for riders who favor an aggressive position on the bike. The chamois is moved forward, and is thinner than the one found on Assos more leisurely bibs, like the Campionissimo. The bib straps are wide and comfortable, and they even have […]

Castelli Mondiale bibs

It would seem almost impossible to improve on Castelli’s Bodypaint bib shorts, but the company seems to have done it with the Mondiale. Castelli reduces the number of seams and panels on these bibs by bonding the straps and using “no-sew” side panels. The result is a bib short without uncomfortable seams, with one of […]

Garneau Air Light shoes

Testers raved about fit of the Course shoes, specifically the heel cup and interchangeable Icefit insoles, which lent a solid, secure feel that was complimentary to the stiff carbon sole. They’re wonderfully light, and feel like slippers. The carbon sole has titanium inserts, which seem a bit gimmicky. Carbon tends to do a rather good […]