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Tried and True:The Best Of Everything List

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Shiny new objects abound-but sometimes its the
don't mess with success' stuff-we keep going back to use/wear/eat...

Best high and/or mid waist- winter worthy black leggings-for exercising (or crawling along) wear in/out of gym, on a run, layered up over-for a night out-or in- that won't want to rip off the sec you get home:

RYU Apparel ($95-with no slip TriLayr® waistband) and Girlfriend Collective ($68-launched with big free giveaway that imo-must have set some kind of internet record) ...are both small, under the radar brands-that make the best fitting flattering (comfy compressive) non-shiny leggings that are our go-to staple wardrobe basic half the year.
RYU Apparel Tough Tight aka a support bra for the back view

Other tidbits- both are shape retainers-body shapers-with flatlock seams, no-chafe construction, breathable gusset lined, and survives loads of wear/wash-maintaining that rich black color.

Bonus points...both brands use sustainably sourced recycled materials and Bluesign® certified fabrics, and environmental manufacturing practices!

Best Bicycle Helmet:

Serious or amateur cyclists (road, mountain bike) need noggin' protection-and though we have different helmet for racing (out of habit)-our go to fav for year round wear for road wear-is STILL the multi-tasking Bollé THE ONE- available in Base and Premium ($169)

...both aerodynamically slick versions-with 31 ventilation inlets, removable aero shells (handy for colder temps), sunglass garage, the brand's Click To Fit™ system, built in LED light in the back, warm thermal lining-or sweat wicking padding -velcro attached-just switch around as needed, and a detachable visor too.

In multiple color waves...