CRY Brand Gloves

CRY brand belongs to pro BMXer Harry Main and a few posts ago I showed Harry transferring from BMX to a jump bike so I wondered how Harry’s gloves would transfer from BMX to mountain biking. < Click here to see Harrymainia 2> First impression of these gloves, as you unwrap them, is they have…

Knee Guards on Test

Body armour is a funny thing in sport as there are multiple examples of injuries increasing as the level of protection improves – people punch harder, tackle harder, ride faster, jump further etc resulting in bigger injuries when it all goes wrong. Body armour or no body armour though, mountain biking is by nature a…

Shorts on test

Shorts can have a bearing on your performance due to fit and comfort but they also provide protection from the elements and falls. I looked at 4 pairs of top brand shorts – 2 light weight and two heavier duty waterproofs. POC Flow Shorts RRP £78 POC are known for their quality and tendency to…

Cold Steel Special Forces (Spetznaz) Shovel

Apparently based on a design by soldiers of the Russian special forces (the Spetznaz) this is a solid small shovel with a hickory handle. At 50cm (49.9″) long and weighing in at 754g (26.6oz) its designed to be packed in a back pack & I got mine for small trail repairs & clearing trails (its…

Xpel Mosquito Repellent Wipes

For me, a sizeable amount of summer’s about insect bites – whatever it is they want I seem to have it. I’ve tried a lot of different stuff over the years but more often than not a day spent on forest trails ends in a series of painful bites and me reaching for the anti-histamines….