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Panasonic DMC-FT4 compact camera

In early-2012, we were looking for a rugged, pocket size camera with good image quality for shooting on MTB trails. At that time, we considered several alternatives that we had found potentially interesting. We finally decided to go for Panasonic DMC-FT4, which turned out to be a big disappointment in terms of image quality.

Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50

Easy to set up and pleasure to use, we regard pleasantly designed Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 as a worthwhile option for those looking for a smart scale.

RaceFace Ambush shorts

Quality shorts for gravity style of riding especially in less than burning hot conditions. Read more...

Camelbak Classic hydration pack

Compact, light and comfortable hydration pack with a 2 liter reservoir and a minimalistic pocket for special riding occasion. Read more...

POC Joint VPD 2.0 Long Knee Pads

Despite being very protective, Joint VPD 2.0 Long Knee Pads from POC are flexible, light and comfortable to wear even in extended pedalling. After one season on the saddle with POCs, we warmly recommend these pads, not least for gravity enduro and aggressive trail riding. Read more...

Specialized S-Works EVO MTB shoes

S-Works EVO is a slightly burlier version of its pure XC racing sibling, making it great both for XC and all-mountain riding. We have been using the shoe for the 2012 season and have been extremely impressed by its performance. Read more...

Troy Lee Designs D3 helmet

When it comes to head protection, our philosophy is very simple: Seek the best possible protection, get the wallet out of the pocket and swallow the bill. As long time users of Arai’s flagship helmets in motorsports, our standards were high for our new DH / freeride helmet. While Troy Lee Designs D3 has mostly met or exceeded our expectations, surprisingly we also documented minor but strange mechanical noise. Read more…

Lezyne Alloy Drive hand pump

Alloy Drive is another great design from Lezyne. Actually, it is the best hand pump that we have found to date. Recommended without reservations. Read more...

Osprey Raptor 14 hydration bag

Raptor 14 comes with a 3L water reservoir. Impressed by its features and quality, we find Raptor 14 a perfect bag for half-day / full-day mountain bike riding. Highly recommended! Read more…

Crank Brothers Pica+ Premium tool

A proper multi-tool should be one of your best friends to bring along when on a trail. Crank Brothers Pica+ is an exceptionally beautifully crafted piece of kit that gets the job done. We are, however, disappointed by its tendency to catch rust in our backpacks in Scandinavian summer conditions. Read more…

Premium protection against elements: Gore Fusion GT AS Jacket and Pants

Gore Bike Wear’s Fusion AS jacket and pants represent purpose-build MTB clothing engineering in its finest form. Warmly recommended! Read more...

Pump up the jam: Lezyne CNC Travel Floor Drive

This beautifully crafted, shiny aluminium pump may just be the ultimate travel pump you have been looking for. Read more...