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45NRTH Unveils the New Naughtvind Winter Apparel Collection

NAUGHTVIND COLLECTION FEATURES & BENEFITS: Naughtvind Bibs are a cozy layer for riding and training in everything from chilly weather to extreme cold (when paired with our Naughtvind Pants). The Naughtvind Bibs are made of a wind-, water-, and abrasion-resistant fabric lined with thermal fleece to retain body heat. A breathable mesh back helps vent excess […]

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Showers Pass-Leading the Shift to Sustainability – by Greg Gentle

The Green Movement is making headways in the apparel industry pushing manufacturers to consider their carbon footprint. The environmental cost of looking good is catching up. A 2021 report by the Environmental Protection Agency reports that the clothing industry contributes a staggering 17 million tons of textile waste every year. That same report identified textile […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection

Gorewear announced their Trail Collection last Spring and a couple of our crew have been wearing some of the components during recess*. Jeff Price recently reviewed the TrailKPR Gloves. Back in May, we published a report about how much I’ve been enjoying the Lupra Jacket. Today, we’re back with a review of what I’d call […]

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Brand Alert! Maloja Clothing Company

The upper middle west is commonly known as a “fly-over” region for residents of the east and west coasts. While I take umbrage to this term, I do know we are often overlooked by companies and movie stars as a destination. For that reason, I was happy when Maloja Clothing Company reached out to see […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection Lupra Jacket

March in Wisconsin is not for the meek. Is seems as though thirty-eight degrees and snaining with fifteen mile an hour winds (gusting to forty) is on the menu most of the time. Spring usually teases us with a few sunny days where the mercury may get above sixty but it snows just about every […]

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Brands We Love-Kora Outdoor By Greg Gentle & Gomez

Few brands tell a better story than Kora Outdoor. Kora is the Tibetan word for a pilgrim’s circumambulation of a sacred mountain. The company’s owner started his journey to build Kora after spending time with Tibetan nomadic yak herders. He was struck by the incredible warmth and softness of the wool. In 2013, following years […]

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2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Expo (Part 1)

The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]

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Brands We Love – Donkey Label

Brands We Love Episode 1: Donkey Label The team at Fat-bike.com has the pleasure of working with some amazing people making amazing products to help us keep the rubber side down.  I thought it was time we give a shout-out to brands that are making an impact not only through their products, but through their […]

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icebreaker Women’s Cool-Lite™ Merino Sphere Short Sleeve Low Crewe T-Shirt – by Thumbelena

icebreaker was founded in 1995 by Jeremy Moon with the philosophy that nature has the solution. He wanted to provide natural performance apparel to create a more sustainable future for our species and the planet.  From developing new materials like their Merinoloft(duck down alternative) to using vegetable-based ink to releasing a transparency report that publicly […]

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Ride Tested Jerseys from Mons Royale

A few years ago, the tech-wool-blend Mtb jersey came on the scene with a seductive feel next to the skin and all-conditions comfort. I’ve worn a Mons Royale mid-weight Merino wool base layer for the past few seasons and I liked it enough to purchase two summer-weight Mons Royale Jerseys that I’ll be sharing some […]

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Shoulder Covers for Shoulder Season by Greg Gentle

Shoulder Covers for Shoulder Season There is nothing worse than being under dressed for a long day in the saddle.  It is often the defining factor whether you’re going to enjoy the day or not. Last month I presented you with a few options to keep your lower half high and dry during the shoulder […]

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Gorewear Winter Apparel Review

A couple of our crew wear Gore bibs and jerseys and this year, Greg Gentle and I are working together on a review of the new Winter line. We published a first look at the lineup here and I interviewed Amy Evans from GORE® WEAR here. I have to say that the new generation of fabrics […]

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Showers Pass – Elements Jacket

Our Apparel Editor, Mr. Greg Gentle, sent over some details about the new Showers Pass Waterproof Elements Jacket that he’ll be testing in the coming autumn season. Buckle up buttercup… The fat-bike.com apparel category is about to shift into overdrive! SHOWERS PASS INTRODUCES THE WATERPROOF “ELEMENTS”  JACKET Portland, OR – Showers Pass today introduces the […]

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Bontrager Adventure Wear Preview by Greg Gentle

Many of us are feeling trapped amidst growing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether you’re under a complete Stay-At-Home Directive, or a simply observing sensible social distance guidelines, this whole experience is pushing our capacity to stay positive.  Under normal circumstances this time of year I seek inspiration from the Spring classics like Strada-Bianche, […]

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Old Man Winter Jacket & Pants from Bontrager

Our amigos from Bontrager (Sam & Alex) are grizzled veterans in the winter cyclist’s war with wind and weather. It has to have been three or four years ago Bontrager launched their Old Man Winter (OMW) line of cold weather cycling gear. This winter, I’ll be putting both the OMW Pants and Jacket through a […]

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SWRVE Kills with the Winter Shirt Jacket – by Greg Gentle

Sometimes something unexpected comes into your life that helps you rethink something.  For example, Nestle Quick replaced Bosco in my childhood home transforming chocolate milk forever.  And now, I have this shirt jacket from SWRVE that is helping me believe a company from Los Angeles can make something for winter that makes sense.  I know, […]

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Stio Apparel Review – by Greg Gentle

The kind folks at Stio shared a few products for us to preview for our “What to Wear” series here at Fat-Bike.com.  To be clear, there is no series called, “What to Wear”, but I might have to fix that.  The Stio brand is better known west of the Rockies for their mountain forward style […]

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Kitsbow Wind Vest: First Look – by Greg Gentle

Next month I’m racing my bike across Michigan’s U.P. from Copper Harbor to Marquette on “enhanced” gravel roads.  It’s a 230-mile death march across the Keweenaw Peninsula and will require some special gear.  In fact, there’s a required gear list that includes a jacket or vest.  My NBFs at Kitsbow recently sent me a Wind […]

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Product Spotlight: Chamonix Collection Cycling Gear

  The Chamonix Collection is based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. It is described as, “A collection of affordable performance apparel and gear inspired by the vibrancy and personality of Chamonix, France.” They specialize in snowboards, snowboard apparel, and winter cycling apparel.  I recently received two pieces of  Chamonix Collection winter cycling-specific apparel. The first […]

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Product Spotlight: Mission Workshop Advanced Projects Seamless Baselayers

Mission Workshop Advanced Project: Seamless Base Layers (MWAP/SBL) [em-wap’-say-bul] are truly one of a kind, with their technological and futuristic appearance, paired with high-performance specifications. I had never heard of this San Francisco based bag and apparel manufacturer previous to when I was asked to test the MWAP/SBL. Mission Workshop is a company that strives to […]

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Product Spotlights: 45nrth Ragnarok boots and Torvald Jacket

  The seasons are changing, and 45nrth, recently released their new transition season gear. Included in this new transition gear are the Rangarok Reflective boots and Torvald Jacket. The Ragnarok Reflective Boots: The Ragnarok  Reflective Boots are designed to endure the cool and wet weather, that comes with the seasons shifting into fall. These water-resistant, moisture […]

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Qloom Winter Apparel Review by K8

  Winter riding just got a little sweeter while dressed in Qloom’s Cayley Pant and Jacket. It’s as if someone who really knew their shiznitz from cycling, sailing and skiing and put it all together in one product line… oh wait they did !  Success ! Its sealed nice and sweet so the elements stay […]

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Twin Six Green Wednesday!

Just in time for the holidays Minneapolis company Twin-Six  is having a sale TODAY, Wednesday 11/23 on all of their gear with the idea that if you shop today you can ride your bike on Friday and escape the madness (and lines, and grandmas fist-fighting in the big-box stores)…doesn’t that sound nice? I would highly suggest […]

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