The fusion of high performance and fashion continues to define Race Face’s “For Her” apparel line. And with winter here, ladies looking for gear to get them out despite the nasty conditions should check out the line’s Fall/Winter collection for pieces that deliver that hardcore mentality with a sense of style.
I found three - a versatile soft shell (The Piper), an ultra waterproof shell (The Kelly), and a breathable long-sleeve jersey (The Kindle) - that’ll get you out in the elements, keep you out there, and find you in them long after the bikes are cleaned and put away.
As a female rider it is tough to find gear for all applications of riding and I am constantly on the look out for new riding specific pieces. Living in the North Eastern part of the US, I had only heard of Loeka Clothing through word of mouth, but never actually seen any pieces in person. Loeka is a ladies only clothing company that is producing technical clothing for us girls that want our own gear that is made for us.
For the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of testing some fine women's mountain bike clothing made by Loeka. Owners Rory Harmse and Coreena Fletcher set me up with a pair of brown Tech Pants and a wicked-funky plaid Tech Jacket.
Looking for a waterproof/breathable/durable storm protection layer?
Helly Hansen may not have the largest showing in the mountain bike apparel industry, but for those in the know like sponsored pro rider Matt Hunter, the double H of Norway is banging out some killer rain wear built for biking in the so-called "off-season".