Camelbak vs. Yeti vs. Hydro Flask Bottles

The market for water bottles, tumblers, and flasks has exploded in recent years, and the quality of products has taken a big step forward.  The days of plain, plastic water bottles are going away.  Instead, high-quality, BPA-free, insulated bottles are becoming the new norm.  These are bottles that, if cared for properly, will last you … Read more

The Difference Between Compression Shorts and Bike Shorts

At first glance, bike shorts and compression shorts might look very similar.  Both are form-fitting, made of some material like spandex, and obviously designed for athletes.  After looking further, however, the two types of shorts have some fundamental differences that cannot be overlooked.  Since we have seen some people trying to use compression shorts as … Read more

Garneau Oslo Tights Review

The Garneau Oslo tights pants (here) are most commonly marketed to cyclists, but are a great option for cold weather runners. While they are not compression tights in the traditional sense of the word, they offer intentional paneling and enough form-fitting features to provide a slight bit of compression and joint blood flow.  That is … Read more

Pearl Izumi Quest Cycling Shorts Review

The Pearl Izumi Quest cycling short is undoubtedly one of the top cycling shorts currently available to athletes.  Pearl Izumi is one of our favorite gear makers, and you could argue that the Quest cycling shorts are their most versatile, popular piece of cycling gear on the market today.  Their superior design has been created … Read more

Best Spin Shorts Under $50

Spin classes are awesome, but they are even better with the right gear. Anytime you do a spin class, you want to wear bike shorts if possible.  I don’t have to necessarily have the high-end cycling shorts like the ones we feature on our best-of list, but something that is built-for-purpose will be useful.  While … Read more

Pearl iZUMi Attack Cycling Shorts Review

Pearl Izumi Attack Cycling Shorts Review Pearl Izumi has been in the cycling and triathlon industry for over 50 years. They sell quality, top-of-line cycling and tri wear at reasonable prices. The Pearl Izumi Attack bike shorts are their most basic professional-grade bike short, and at a reasonable $60-$80 (but often found on sale), cyclists … Read more

Bontrager Solstice Cycling Shorts Review

Bontrager’s Solstice Cycling Shorts are a high-quality, no-frills pair of shorts that perform well for their price point.  For a range of $40 – $50 ($50 MSRP), you can have a pair of cycling shorts that offer the basics of what you need for quality outdoor rides or spin classes.  Bontrager self-describes these Solstice shorts … Read more

Castelli Ergo Tre Cycling Shorts Review

Castelli Tre cycling shorts review Castelli, an Italian company, broke into the cycling and triathlon market in 1974 with the first ever Lycra racing short. Today, Castelli continues to create some of the most innovative clothing for the cyclist seeking maximum performance. One of their most popular shorts, the Castelli Ergo Tre, is a favorite … Read more