Quarantini Randoms: Gwin's Custom Helmet, Fox's Spring Apparel, MTB Specific Colouring Book & More - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 10, 2020
by Sarah Moore  



Fox Women's Defend Jersey & Shorts

Breathability is the name of the game with Fox's new Defend jersey. The back of the jersey and the lower arms are made of a light mesh fabric with large holes in it for increased airflow, while the more modest will be glad that the mesh holes in the fabric on the front are slightly smaller. The jersey comes in three colours and five sizes and retails for $69.95 USD.

The Women's Defend shorts are made of stretchy fabric that Fox says is also long-lasting as it has a Durable Water Resistant finish that is intended to shed moisture, dirt, and debris. There's a ratchet closure at the waist and two secure zipped hand pockets, and a 14.5" inseam. As they're on the longer side, there are no worries about getting the dreaded knee pad gap with them. They come in two colours and four sizes and retails for $119.95 USD.

The Women's Ranger gloves have an absorbent micro-suede thumb, are touch screen compatible and have a velcro closure at the wrist. They come in four colours and three sizes and retail for $25.95 USD.










Hydro Flask’s Down Shift hydration pack

The 14L Down Shift Hydration Pack has a 2-liter insulated reservoir positioned in the lumbar region. Hydro Flask claims the water stays ice cold for 4 hours with their Cold Flow technology, which consists of an insulated HydraPak IsoBound 2-liter reservoir combined with a reflective neoprene internal sleeve.

There's a zipper around the entire perimeter of the backpack, multiple stretch mesh pockets, and an articulated back panel to help increase air flow and make sure your body and water keep cool.

The bag comes in Sapphire, Guava and Black and retails for $135 USD.








Kask's Defender DH Helmet

Kask's new Defender full race has a full carbon outer shell, weighs 750g in size medium, and has 18 ventilation ports. There are quick-release cheek pads which Kask says should make the helmet easier to remove in the event of a crash. The removable cheek pads and coupled with the washable inner lining should also make it easier for you to keep your pads laundered and smelling fresh. The chin guard also has a replaceable foam air filter if you find yourself taking in a bit too much debris and trail dust.

Kask says that they have engineered the helmet to provide the widest field of vision possible, with wide-angle cutaways built in and an adjustable visor integrated into its top section.

The Defender comes in Small, Medium, Large and XL, fitting heads between 55 and 62cm.








The Ladies of Loam Mountain Biking Colouring Book

Ladies of Loam features dozens of illustrations by Pablo Airth of women jumping gaps, flying off drops, railing corners and crushing technical descents in a variety of mountain biking environments from the Pacific Northwest to the American Southwest and beyond.

I remember colouring in images of Barbie at the dentist when I was a kid. It's great to see that girls these days have better role models.








Aaron's Gwin's Custom Bell Super Air

Who doesn't love a good custom helmet? Also, are you confused by Bell's helmet nomenclatures? I know, we thought four would come after three as well... Luckily the below timeline clears that all up. Now count after me. 1, 2, 3...





60 Comments

  • 61 4
 I’m gonna make myself a quarantini right now...


it’s just a lot of gin!
  • 17 7
 Sounds terrible
  • 33 6
 @Stumpjumper12: you must drink bad gin
  • 4 2
 I'm in!!!
  • 44 2
 @gotohe11carolina: is their any other kind? I thought I had found a decent gin once...turned out to be pinesol.
  • 1 0
 @unrooted: that's retsina!
  • 2 1
 @gotohe11carolina: To each there own but I personally hate gin
  • 25 1
 Why do I started laughing uncontrollable when I see that first Kask helmet shot?
  • 7 0
 There is something odd about that first shot, like even the model isn't excited to wear it. Product shot aside, am I the only person on here that likes to look of that helmet?
  • 42 0
 Looks like he wants to know how long you've had these droids.
  • 1 0
 rider looks as if a anime character just got really surprised.
  • 5 0
 @dwalsh0117: It's the nose protector on the goggles I think
  • 3 0
 @dwalsh0117: Now I can't unsee it.
  • 6 0
 TK421, do you receive?
  • 16 1
 GTFOa here with your $70 jersey and $120 shorts. Adding a completely unnecessary ratchet strap to shorts does not give you a good enough reason to charge $120 for the "privilege" of wearing a fox logo.

Anyone else here literally never say "I sure wish my shorts had boa closure or a ratchet strap. This belt and loop system is just way too complicated!"
  • 2 2
 The "privilege" is working in a bike shop or being rich. The only people buying fox outerwear are rich or get it for an extreme discount.
  • 3 0
 Fox is upper middle class. The ultra rich prefer Kitsbow. Kitsbow is great for a day adventure on the e-bikes, when your mega yacht is getting fueled up in Montenegro.
  • 13 0
 Gwin's helmet looks like it is perched right on top of his head, it could do with being about 2-3 inches lower and actually covering the parts of the head that most other helmets do. Weird looking.
  • 7 0
 IF that is actually how that helmet is supposed to sit, thats laughably bad. I thought it just slipped to the right a bit, but it seems like its actually supposed to look like that. Either that helmet doenst fit gwin, or that helmet is hot garbage.
  • 13 0
 That moment when you get your new custom painted helmet and it’s too small...
  • 2 0
 Like... way too small, haha!

Camera man: "Shit... now what?? Aww f*ck it... SMILE!" ***click***
  • 12 2
 Pond= Sea. Beaver = Otter. Did I get the KOM on getting that joke? what day is it? what day did this Start? that took me a sad amount of time.
  • 8 0
 No, someone else already noticed, sorry ^^
  • 6 2
 Pound Beaver!
  • 4 0
 Also, you could infer that a Pond is a more restricted area.
  • 9 2
 Also, did anyone else notice that the Fox kit make it looks like you're wearing gigantic rubber gloves?
  • 1 1
 First thing I thought "what, are those some super-waterproof-rainstorm gloves" ?
Second thought was "how did nobody notice this glove-shirt combo makes me look like I'm bout to clean a bunch of toilets".
No really, Our Cleaning gloves look exactly the same. Actually, I think I'll just ride in those to look like I have expennsive gear Big Grin
  • 8 0
 Fox is just ahead of the curve... Covid gear will be all the rage this summer.
  • 5 1
 The fox pant clasp is the best thing in the world. Way better than a zipper.
  • 4 0
 Fox rocks. Also, colouring books? Yas please.
  • 4 0
 How long till Kask gets sued by BMW?
  • 1 0
 My immediate thought was, "Oh that's cool, Kask did a BMW tribute colorway" but no mention, so I'm with you. Lawsuit coming.
  • 4 0
 Gwin is f'kin legend of a biker. A comfortable model? Not so much.
  • 6 0
 Looks like he wanted to go for the "leaning on a window, thinking about my crush", but actually pulled the "leaning on a window and seeing my crush with someone else"
  • 7 4
 Ya better tell us when 31.5" wheels are going to be the real thing
  • 8 0
 w h a t .
  • 10 1
 Profile name checks out
  • 5 2
 3 seconds of my life I'll never get back. (That's what she said)
  • 2 1
 I still ride with a Super 2. It's old by now, smells funny and has a few scratches and such. But it fits ok and I'll keep it until I can afford to replace it.
  • 7 5
 Gwin gets a free ride on the short bus with that goofy lid.
  • 2 0
 What is this? A pond beaver funny helmets edition?
  • 2 0
 Bell uses the pirate number system. 1, 2, 3, Arrr.
  • 1 0
 Finally, a hydration pack to match my coffee thermos!
  • 1 0
 Looks like defense is the name of the game this year.
  • 1 0
 kask helmet look like a ruroc
  • 5 5
 Fox womens kit, how degrading---looks like women's kitchen cleaning outfit with purple rubber cleaning gloves hahaha
  • 1 0
 Pony tail is not centred. It's all I can see.
  • 4 4
 Can someone tell me WTF Pond Beaver 2020 is?
  • 15 0
 Nope
  • 4 19
flag makripper (Apr 10, 2020 at 13:16) (Below Threshold)
 They are just showing us random bike crap and calling it pond beaver. Probably just for clicks
  • 6 2
 It’s a low rent Sea Otter, which was cancelled.
  • 8 1
 @skill7, here you go: www.pinkbike.com/news/introducing-pond-beaver-2020-pinkbikes-virtual-trade-show-coverage.html.

It's basically our virtual version of Sea Otter, a way to show everyone all the new stuff we would have covered if things hadn't been cancelled.
  • 1 0
 According the PB newsletter: "Our Virtual Pond Beaver Tradeshow"
  • 3 0
 @mikekazimer: ah now you've said Sea Otter I get the Pond Beaver joke. Now I feel like a dumb ass.
  • 1 1
 Sring is over we can't ride, so fox a little discount ?
  • 2 4
 I want to see a Dudes of Dirt coloring book
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