Ridge Merino Solstice Sun Hoodie Long-Term Review

This fall I chose the Solstice Lightweight Hoody from Ridge Merino for a big bikepacking trip in the American West. The Western Wildlands section ride followed dirt roads through the plains of southern Idaho, the high plateaus of Utah, and the barren desert of northern Arizona. The month-long adventure included …

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Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket Long-Term Review

The Helium Rain Jacket has been keeping ounce-counting adventurers dry and warm for over ten years. This detailed review shares how mine held up to heavy use and what I like and dislike about the latest version.

In-Depth Review: kLite Qube Dynamo Tail Light

My in-depth review of the kLite Qube, a highly visible, always-on, dynamo powered tail light for commuters, bikepackers, road cyclists, and anyone who wants to be seen and stay safe.

Looking ahead down dirt road with flared Coast drop handlebars in foreground, loaded for bikepacking

PNW Coast Handlebars: A Bikepacker’s Review

The Coast handlebar is an affordable flared drop bar ideal for long days on gravel and light singletrack. Here’s how it stacked up to my old Woodchipper bars after 350 miles of bikepacking.

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