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Patagonia Dirt Roamer Jacket

The Patagonia Dirt Roamer has been my go-to riding jacket since it first came out three seasons ago and I’ve recommended it to many a friend, too. Mine has seen some crashes, patches, tears and repairs but it’s always what I grab as I head out the door. Whether it’s singletrack, gravel, shuttles or quick rips to the corner market, it’s the perfect mix of breathability, stretch and water resistance. It’s truly built with riding in mind first and foremost. The drop tail cut is a nice touch covering your backside from mud and water. The DWR coating and taped seams keep the weather at bay and you dry enough for one more lap even when your legs tell you it’s time to stop. It’s a simple two-pocket design. One on the inside of the chest for a sunglasses bag or your ID and credit card. The other, a large exterior pocket that runs the width along your lower back, is big enough to store snacks or an extra pair of gloves and doubles as a stuff bag for itself when the sun comes out and you no longer need the jacket. I bought the large so I would have room to throw it over a lightweight puffy for those early morning alpine starts, but it doesn’t look boxy or oversized when I wear just a short sleeve under it. Love this jacket and don’t plan on changing or replacing anytime soon.

Arc’teryx Atom LT

Arc’teryx Atom LT - I love the versatility of this jacket - it is the jacket I reach for on nearly every ride. It breathes well but it is warm, it protects me from the elements and is easy to layer if need be, it is packable and the fit just feels really good. Living in the PNW, we have a lot of cold and wet days. Oftentimes, I will layer this under a GORE-TEX shell for warmth and breathability - with this combo I can stay out ALL day comfortably. On the contrary, in the summer, I throw this in my pack because even on the warmest of days, being in the outdoors without a good layer feels a bit like roulette. The Atom LT is a bit more of an investment than some of the other jackets out there but I think it is well worth it in terms of its quality and performance. I love it!

evo 3​/4 Length Merino Bike Jersey

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the evo ¾ Merino Jersey. For rides that climb above treeline over exposed windy peaks, this jersey manages moisture so it never feels saturated or heavy. The merino content prevents it from feeling “cold” if you’re sweating and clouds roll in or the wind picks up. The ¾ sleeves not only provide protection from the sun but also keep your elbows and forearms safe (kinda) after the inevitable wash out from a high-speed, loose turn. Mine has met the dirt on many occasions and still looks like new thanks to the nylon used in the production process. It’s my go-to jersey for any ride - long or short, hot or overcast, singletrack or park. Finally, it feels good buying a garment whose proceeds are shared with youth-serving organizations, some of which help get young shredders out on the trails.

Troy Lee Designs Mischief Jersey

The Troy Lee Designs Mischief Jersey is a must-have in your repertoire of MTB clothing. I originally bought this jersey for lift-access biking and immediately realized how versatile it was and needed all the colors! With the mesh underarms and back, you truly get the perfect airflow to keep you cool whether you are pedaling yourself up the trails or sitting on a lift and crushing the DH. The ¾ sleeves and UPF 30+ help with protecting you from those long days in the sun alongside the moisture-wicking material to keep you dry. The various colorways TLD offers give this jersey a fun personality while still giving you those much-needed technical features.

Dakine Cadence Bike Shorts

Coming from more casual road riding/commuting and adventure touring, I was a bit resistant to the longer shorts of the mountain biking realm. Given my short stature, many of them were just way too long or boxy for my liking. That was until I found the Dakine Cadence Bike Shorts. In comparison to my other shorts, the Cadence offered me a bit more coverage from the elements (no more dirt line between my shorts and my kneepads), yet the cut remains feminine and more form-fitting. Unlike other shorts I’ve tried on, the fabric is thin, stretchy, and soft, and the seams are unnoticeable; meaning ultimate comfort. I highly recommend these for any all-mountain rider looking for a bit more coverage.

Endura MT500 Spray Trousers

Riding in pants rules for foul weather and colder conditions: you stay warmer and drier for longer, and when you peel them off in the parking lot to reveal mud-free legs, you’re the envy of all short-wearers who witness. Wearing pants helps you from running one of those strange-looking rear fenders, and they definitely make you faster. I’m a pantsfan. Love pants. Who’s got two thumbs and a dry undercarriage? - this guy. Okay. I’ve worn most of the pants out there and these Enduras rise above, especially for wet winter riding: the double-panel rear not only keeps you dry, but it keeps them from ripping where single-layer offerings tend to self-ventilate. The high waistband is comfy and adjustable, and they fit over my kneepads. Boom. They’re my winter pant of choice right now, and it’s not really close. Endura’s from Scotland, so I can’t help but think these are a reaction to having to ride in kilts all those years. These are the total opposite of a kilt. Anyway: highly recommended and worth it!


Ride Concepts Powerline Shoes

When I’m riding flat pedals, I want the maximum amount of grip I can get. This meant I was skeptical about straying from the tried-and-true Five Ten Freeriders. One major thing made me make the switch, however - the wet PNW weather. While my old shoes would collect puddles and take days to dry, the Powerlines keep my feet nice and dry. And back to the grip - they’re the real deal. I have all of the confidence that I’m used to. The higher inner cuff on the ankle is great for protection, but can rub and chafe a bit while walking around or hiking, even with tall socks, but it’s not to a concerning or blister-inducing level. It’s a tradeoff that I’ll definitely take for the grip and weatherproof features. Overall, I can’t see riding any other flat pedal shoes!

Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoes

The Five Ten Freerider pro shoes are the perfect flat shoe for me. As a relatively new mountain biker, I wasn’t sure I would need the stiffer shoes, but so far I have loved them. The tacky sole really keeps my feet on the pedals as I work my way uphill and the stiffness of the shoes really helps for my pedal efficiency. The fit is great, too. I have a little wider forefoot and these fit well. When going on a muddy or wet day, I don’t have to worry that my feet are going to get wet; the water resistance on the outside works great. We can all get a little sweaty when going hard but the moisture-wicking ability in these shoes helps to keep my feet from getting cold. Great flat shoe for anyone!

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