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Ibex Lizzi Tights by Thumbelena

Buy Less, Buy Better. That is the moto at Ibex and I absolutely love it! All their wool comes from farms in Australia and New Zealand. The farms are regularly checked to ensure the sheep are treated with respect, and best practices are adopted for the protection of the land. Fun fact: They specialize in […]

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Ibex Merino Wool essentials for Any Season

The folks at Ibex approached us with their ‘mud season’ line of apparel just in time for the spring thaw. I got to test the Indie hoodie and the Indie quick link neck gaiter.  Ibex is the original gangster of Merino Wool in my book. There are dozens of Merino brands out there now, and […]

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Showers Pass Cloudburst Hooded Jacket – by Greg Gentle

Showers Pass Cloudburst Hooded Jacket-$239  Showers Pass continues to innovate and produce outstanding outdoor and cycling gear from its Portland, Oregon headquarters. Recently dropped, the Cloudburst Hooded Jacket takes all the amazing features of their 2021 hoodless release but raises the bar a notch by adding a hooded feature. I reviewed the first rendition of […]

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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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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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Machines for Freedom Key Short – by Thumbelena

As a relatively new company Machines for Freedom has been designing cycling apparel since 2014. Owner Jennifer Kriske launched the company from her living room using this statement as her guide: built on confidence, on freedom, and on a game-changing product that (*shocker*) actually worked the way riders’ need it to. Initially, their focus was […]

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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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Ride PANTS! by Greg Gentle

What Are You Wearing? Print Edition: Riding Pants It’s that time of year in the north country.  The snow is melting, the trails are (most likely) unrideable, and most roads are a messy soup of slush, salt, and grit.  While much of the snow is gone it’s March and that means we should expect one […]

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SURLY/45NRTH/Fat-Bike Teamwear Store is OPEN NOW!

The Wool Jersey There’s been a development in the printing of wool jerseys that allows the natural fabric that we all love to wear to be fully sublimated like jerseys made out of synthetics. We’ve teamed up with Hyperthreads and Chris Daisy Art & Design to create a line of Winter Cycling apparel. We’re hoping […]

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Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe by Greg Gentle

Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe Bontrager has followed up on last season’s popular GRX Gravel Shoe with the Avert Adventure Shoe, an all new addition to their casual, all-rounder footwear line. Available in Trek Black and Sandstone, the $174.99 Avert features: Durable, weather resistant, and breathable CORDURA® and suede upper construction for all-day, everyday useHigh-traction reverse […]

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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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Specialized RBX ADV Apparel Review by Kristy Henderson

Specialized RBX ADV – Where Distance is more than just Mileage In early March, the opportunity crossed my path to test and review the Specialized RBX Adventure (RBX ADV) apparel.  The timing was perfect as I was deep into planning a western MN gravel adventure with distances ranging from 60-130 miles of gravel roads, small-town […]

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Showers Pass Refuge Collection Review by Greg Gentle

Showers Pass Refuge Collection The COVID-19 lockdown continues in Wisconsin, but fortunately, our Governor sees the wisdom in getting outside, so with a lot of time and no-where-to-go I’ve been able to stack up some miles.  Yet day to day operations without a firm schedule brings some challenges, and I’m challenged daily by many things.  […]

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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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Spring Glove Shootout

I’m a fan of full-fingered gloves all year round and when it comes to the gloves that I wear during early spring, I’ve traditionally gone to a softshell glove rated for around 40 degrees F. This would be the same glove that I wear inside of pogies for all but the coldest rides throughout the […]

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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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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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