Essentials

All the essentials you need

Men's Bike Commute

Men’s Bike Commute Essentials

Men's Bike Commute

High five if you hopped on your bike on Friday and rode into the office for Bike to Work Day. Hopefully you are now hooked on how great it feels to get to somewhere under your own power. I regularly commute to my office in the city by bike, as traffic is a nightmare and parking costs way too much. To make it there and through the day in style, here is some of my favorite bike commute gear.

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Trail running gear

What I’m Wearing: Spring Trail Run Edition

Trail running gear

Although I am usually eager to spend time on the bike come spring, I do often trail run as a form of cross training. Similar to what I am wearing on the bike this season, it’s currently all about warm weather apparel here in the Bay Area, with the chance for cool mornings and the occasional patch of fog. So here is my current trail running gear line up.

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spring bike apparel

What I’m Wearing: Spring Bike Edition

spring bike apparel

Spring has officially arrived but you might as well call it summer here in the Bay Area. With blue skies and daytime temps reaching in the 80s, we completely skipped over arm and knee warmer season. While this isn’t great news for the Sierra snowpack, it does mean I get to spend almost every day on my bike(s). Here is what I am currently wearing.

Urban Adventure Essentials

Urban Adventure Essentials

Urban Adventure Essentials

You don’t have to travel far and wide in order to find adventure. Urban adventures can be had close to home and scheduled almost everyday. Here is some of the essential gear you need to navigate your way around a city, while looking good and having fun in the process.

Ice Climb Layers

Essential Ice Climbing Layers

Ice Climb Layers

The key to staying warm when ice climbing is to dress in layers. You need to be able to start out the day wearing just your baselayer or midlayer for the approach, then continue to add and remove layers throughout the day as you climb and belay. This is my current ice climbing apparel setup for the season. While the individual pieces may change from year to year, the general layering concept remains the same.

Ice Climbing Hardware

Ice Climbing Hardware Essentials

Ice Climbing Hardware

This weekend’s Bozeman Ice Festival usually marks the official start of ice climbing season, but with the early season cold temps, many climbers have been getting after it for quite some time now. We will post a few different essentials lists pertaining to the sport, but begin here with the hardware required to second a multi-pitch climb or even top rope. Stay tuned for our apparel picks for the season, as well as a look at gear choices for leading.

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