Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday Calorie Burn-Off Cycle/Performance Wear:Part 1


Stats put the average American adult weight gain between Thanksgiving - New Years at 5-7lbs...which is why holiday gifts aimed at the active can help with the waistline as well as enhance the experience for the cycling enthusiast on your list- get spinning-indoors and out.

Our Picks...

SUGOI is acclaimed for their top-of-the-line athletic wear.. including aero worthy apparel for everyday recreation rides- on the road, mountain or the racing circuit-with sleek elite race wear. Jersey, shorts, tights, tech tees...for all kinds of weather. Pictured RSE Alpha Bike Jacket $230
Lightweight woven shell-breathable, wind+water resistance-made with synthetic top of the line Polartec® Alpha insulation---details like drop back hem, reflective pops, side back zip and front chest pockets, diagonal off set main zip with non-chafing cage, grippy hems, thermal stretchy sides
SUGOI's women's -advanced fabrics -engineered construction panels efficiently moves moisture out-bonded seams lightweight, no-chafing,  full length zip in front ventilation-with mesh rear paneling, areoband sleeve-clean edge-low profile ergo fit, 4 way stretch side panels and high density vibration dampening relief pads with tech chamois for superior performance.
DUDE GIRL-founder's Grandma-Dorothy Dodge McElhinney- inspires the nom de plume

DUDE GIRL-makes snazzy looking high performance, streamlined cycling tech wear-(made by Louis Garneau-in many instances) Pictured DOTS CYCLING Jersey $129 + Bibs $149-with premium chamois for long ride combat
love this Southwestern inspired colors/print-Spring 2016
Daisy Dude

Giddy Up- back pocket is roomier than most
Bike Chick Jersey-+ shorts=sense of humor here...breathable moisture wicking fabric-on sale now $49.50 & $55 respectively
from SOMBRIO---a collection for mountain bikers...the Pursuit Kit...Spring 2016 delivery....loaded with features... Pursuit Jersey and Shorts...have Chill Mesh technology-moisture wicking with Xylitol treatment produces a chilling effect when it comes into contact with sweat...and be seen!!...the graphics are glow in the dark---the fern print on classic slim sitting raglan top...and on the shorts too (camo print available also). Also onboard for the shorts-strategically cut laser cut ventilation, bonded pockets (keep moisture out) and silicon grip on inner waist, velcro tabs at waist, seamless crotch panel, made of ultra light and mid weight 4 way stretch fabric w/ DWR finish.

LEVI's-has a urban chic  COMMUTER functional clothing for cyclists- for men/women- that is work appropriate- made with tough fabric-dirt/water repellant authentic wax cotton by Halley Stevensons of Scotland - pictured-Levi's Commuter™ Jacket-we like the multiple double snap exterior front pockets, hidden pocket at side-for all a city person needs to haul around, zip and button front closure, and vent at the upper back for venting out the heat, velcro closure at cuffs-extended sleeves+hem $248

THE BASICS...nowadays-techy athleisure-high performance activewear worn as cold weather staples-are stylish enough not to be hidden away under the layers...
RHONE-vets of the men's collection Lululemon-designed this new men's collection of workout wear with top of the line fabrics-featuring permanent anti odor X-Static XT2 Silver threads. Pictured-L/S and short tops in solid colors
logo pop-is a symbolic Captain's Stitch the anti-chafing flatlock seams placed just so on so as not to hinder movements...Sentry Short Sleeve in Mykonos Blue $68

WATSON'S®-affordable basics-double layers, performance -merino wool blends-with yoga fit women's-men's/kid's/toddlers too

COLD PRUF has several base layer collections- including women's trim fit- Quest Performance Wear and Honeycomb Fleece Wear™ tops/bottoms - Mock Zips, yoga style leggings and L/S tops cozy enough to wear all the time. Bonus-tagless, Silvadur™ technology for odor free wear, moisture wicking engineered construction with 15%-12% Spandex (respectively)-and extra length in body with extended rounded hem tail and thumbhole cuffs- for a great fit -esp for taller athletic women who wear an XS---a lot of other brands shrink the torso and leg lengths for that size. Have a pair of the Quest Performance leggings-multitasker-we throw on a  long sweater/jacket-ready for strolling around -getting errands done-then wear to run in with switch of tops.

With a "We Own Cold" slogan Cold Pruf -of course-has multiple lines of basics featuring multi-tasking New Zealand sourced Merino Wool to layer under work out and office work wear. 
DELIVERS with fab packaging which make this ready to give-just add a bow- the new line TREW-a direct to consumer collection of premium performance-ski-snowboard outdoor wear -includes some of the trendiest basics ever...that will delight recipients -male or female.
love the the Trew team-comes with a refrigerator worthy SHRED LIST

the 411...
our basics came in travel worthy drawstring bags

all recyclable packaging too-pictured-NuYarn basic separates-made from soft to touch merino wool blend-naturally moisture wicking, anti-odor, breathable, warmer...and durable though need to wash these pieces less-dries faster also. Fit wise-true to size.

tagless-heat transferred label is chafe free-Superlight NuYarn Merino Pocket Tee $69-available in 3 colors. Cute laminate pocket detail-and drapes -like a fashion-y lifestyle tee-we actually wore hours to a NYC media event with chic black trousers-then wore straight to the gym for a weight workout-paired with usual leggings/sneakers.

took this pic at an SIA event-the top-can be worn anywhere-with jeans, a skirt...a great travel piece for all weather conditions-made of 85% NuYarn, 15% Nylon 17.5 micron fine fibers are skin soft, flatlock seams,  articulated back+arm seams-engineered for gals on the go -good for climbers...and with a  slightly longer cut and slim fit-the top is perfect size...vs most other brands where XS size gets truncated torso/sleeve lengths.
the MIDWEIGHT NUYARN Merino Wool  bottoms-also feature flat lock seams -close feminine fit---especially knees down...the jogger silhouette are the 'it' athleisure look-replaces denim for casual wear occasions-IMO. These true multi-taskers are probably our most worn bottom now... we recently wore ours underneath waterproof hiking pants on a freezing snow day up in the Adirondacks -then took off the top pants layer-switched out our boots/socks-and headed straight to dinner afterwards...blending right in with all the other jogger pants wearing men+women. LOVE!!!! $139