Endura’s Dropseat Youth Clothing, Hip Bags, Bibs & More – Pond Beaver 2021
Leatt 5.0 Clip Women’s Shoes
The Leatt MTB 5.0 shoe uses cross-tension Velcro straps on top of a quick lace-up compression system to keep your foot securely in place. The shoe’s exterior is water resistant and made of a tear, puncture and abrasion resistant material, but Leatt says it’s still well ventilated. The liner is made of a material that wicks away moisture, dries quickly, is anti-bacteria and anti-odor, while the sole features mud channels to prevent mud from entering.
To facilitate the installation and adjustment of your crampons, the 5.0 Clip shoe has a large 25 mm indexed crampon channel. Cleat blocks are included for full pedal compatibility.
Price: $ 139.99 USD. Size: US 6-12, UK 5.5-11.5, EU 38.5-47, CM 24-30. Weight: from 890g. Find out more here: leatt.com
Endura’s Pro SL Women’s Bib Shorts
Endura worked with some of their top runners as well as physiotherapist and ergonomist Phil Burt, former head of physiotherapy at British Cycling, in what they called “The Ergonomistry Project” to develop their new Pro SL bib shorts. for women. The shorts use Endura’s high-quality Italian Lycra fabric with coldblack technology to reduce heat build-up and provide UPF50 protection, a durable non-toxic, PFC-free water-repellent finish, and their 800 series compliant EGM pad for women medical grade elastomer technology.
The bib uses a preformed multi-panel construction and combines wide elastic cross-back straps with a high absorption mesh front panel. The highlight though is the discreet, zip-free, unique Drop Seat comfort break feature which is similar to the models Velocio and Pearl Izumi use on their women’s bibs.
Sizes XS to XL. Price: $ 194.99 / £ 129.99. 90 day satisfaction guarantee. Find out more here: endurasport.com
Ion’s Youth Clothing and Towels
Ion has put it all on the groms with their brand new line of youth clothing with fits and materials that reflect what you will find on their adult clothing offerings including the DriRelease fabric on the short sleeve youth shirt which is soft to the touch said to dry four times faster than a classic cotton shirt. On the long-sleeved shirt for children who go to the bike park and start racing, you will find breathable material that wicks away moisture.
The pants and shorts feature abrasion resistant material and extra durable fabric for added protection. A panel design combines lightweight and durable materials. Despite the sturdy construction, the shorts and pants seem to offer freedom of movement and stretch panels in the right places. Two zippered front pockets including an integrated phone pocket protect your mobile device from light showers and minor bumps.
As for the knee pads and elbow pads, other than being miniature, they look a bit like Ion’s adult offerings. Ion says they are made of a very flexible and sturdy neoprene with superior breathability, 3D visco-elastic soft foam protectors for shock absorption and a synthetic fiber at the kneecap which was originally developed by DuPont and is used for a range of applications from bulletproof helmets to tires to bowstring.
Learn more here: ion-products.com
The long sleeve is € 59.95.
The Scrub Bikepants Scrub Mesh_Ine Youth for € 129.95.
Knee pads for € 79.95
While elbow pads sell for € 69.95.
New Osprey Lumbar Bike Pack
Osprey has just expanded its line of hip packs with the all new Seral 4L ($ 75) and Savu 2L ($ 50). With room for a few essentials and water, the Seral series is designed to hold a lumbar reservoir (included) while the Savu series is a simple solution for carrying an extra water bottle.
Osprey uses what they call a bike-specific fit with compression straps that pull the pack across the lower back and wrap around the hips. This is created by an Airmesh wrap-around breathable waistband that conforms to the shape of the hip bone, Osprey’s ErgoPull cross-strap closure system that pulls the bag into the lumbar and side compression straps that pull the load close to. your body.
All Savu and Seral packs are now available in a durable bluesign approved recycled high tenacity nylon fabric with PFC free DWR.
Price: $ 50 – $ 75 USD. Find out more here: osprey.com
Ozone mat Klymit Inertia
The Klymit Inertia Ozone mat is designed for hikers and bikers. It has a minimalist design that removes all foreign material to create an ultralight mattress. It weighs just 10.9 oz (309 grams) and stores up to 3.5 “x 6” (8.9cm x 15.25cm), which is about the size of a beer can. Despite the small size it stows away, it opens to be large enough for most adults at 6 feet in length (183cm), 21.5 inches in width (55cm) and 1.75 inches in thickness (4 cm), including a pillow.
Despite its odd appearance, it doesn’t take a lot of lung power to inflate the two separate air chambers and once you’re wrapped up in your sleeping bag it doesn’t look all that different from your more traditional insulated mattress. Although Klymit claims it is durable enough, it does include a patch kit for emergency repairs.
Price: $ 79.95 USD. 10.9 oz (309 grams) and packaged up to 3.5 “x 6” (8.9cm x 15.25cm) Find out more here: kylmit.com
Freedom Off-Road Apparel Machines
You may be familiar with the Machines for Freedom brand from their road cycling clothing. Now, the California brand with an all-round fit history is making its first foray into mountain bike clothing.
The Key Short comes in two crotch lengths, paired with a flattering high waist and stretchy fabric, which the brand says makes it ideal for all shapes, sizes and riding styles. It has five pockets and sells for $ 108 USD. The tech t-shirt uses Machines for Freedom’s eco-friendly MicroModal fabric made from beech (a renewable resource) which they say dries quickly and is silky smooth.
Key Short Sizes 24 – 38. Price: $ 108 USD. Find out more here: machinesforfreedom.com
XS-XXXL technical t-shirt. Price: 78 USD (SS) and 88 USD (LS). Find out more here: machinesforfreedom.com
Handup Youth Gloves
Handup Gloves now offers its gloves in four youth sizes for your small chipper. Gloves are 4-way stretch and lightweight mesh on the back of the hand, Velcro cuff to allow children to easily put on and take off the hand, Clarino leather palm, laser cut ventilation holes on the palm for breathability, silicone graphics printed on the palms for better grip and a sweaty cloth on the thumb to wipe off boogers and sweat.
Price: $ 24 USD. More information here: handupgloves.com
Legendary North Shore ‘Digger’ Builder Launches Digger Clothing and Accessories
Todd “Digger” Fiander started building trails in the North Shore in the mid-eighties and showed no signs of slowing down, despite having double knee surgery a few years ago. His trail building remains are stronger than ever, but with a hip replacement in the near future, he’s decided to launch a website to sell Digger-branded clothing and accessories. The designs are fresh and were crafted by a local artist with proceeds that will help Todd as his financial needs change.
Price: $ 5 – $ 55 CDN. More information here: diggerknowfear.com