When it comes to our cars we are often guilty of forgetting regular maintenance until the car reminds us, filling up the windscreen washer or checking your tyre pressure, the first time you realise the washer is out is when it doesn’t spray your screen, whereas the first time you realise your tyre pressure is low could be when you suffer a blowout.
Topo Designs are good a producing bags that stand out from the crowd and the Daypack is no different, it is available in nine bold designs with Navy, Olive, Khaki, Clay, Ex-Pac Black/Ballistic Black, Navy/Brown Leather, Red/Khaki Leather, Storm/Khaki Leather and Ballistic Black/Black Leather. With so many colours to choose from you can pick something subtle or go for one of the brighter more colourful options.
I rarely paint my nails because having coloured finger ends isn’t a high priority for me, however when I do it takes me ages to get the perfect coating only to find it’s already beginning to chip within 24 hours making my hands look worse than before. Your nails go through a bit of a bashing during the day, with house work, gym and training sessions and typing like a demon on the laptop, Gel Polish might be a better option as they have a tougher finish and protect weaker nails.
It was only after a trip to America I realised how uncomfortable my pillows were, it becomes one of those things you are so used to you don’t even notice until you have something to compare it to, in the US, in every hotel we stayed in, even the skankiest motel they seemed to have the softest pillows and no less than about eight per bed (I’m not sure how many people they expect to share a bed), on my return it felt like my pillow was stuffed with rocks.
The new Deckvest Vito from Spinlock has just come on the market with a harness release system, this offshore 170N hammer lifejacket and has been based on their design work for the Volvo Ocean Race. Spinlock have tried to create a new design that crews wanted to wear more frequently, to start with it has a slim profile which allows you to maintain a full range of movement and for an extended life span it has been constructed from durable rip stop fabric.
With top knots and lumberjack beards becoming a distant memory, a simple cut might be just what you are after for 2019. Even if your hair has been taken away from you against your will, the Pitbull Gold from Skull Shaver can provide you with a fresh, even cut, time and time again. Skull Shaver knows people haven’t got time to waste on their hair (especially if they don’t have any) so they have created this shaver to get the job done quickly, in as little as 90 seconds!
The Pro Team Bib Shorts II from Rapha have been produced for elite performance on your fastest rides, available in sizes X-Small all the way up to XX-Large and in five colour options, Dark Navy/Grey, Black/Black, Black/High-Vis Pink, Dark Navy and Black/White and you can choose between Long and Regular leg length. Featuring some of Rapha’s leading edge of performance technology, it has been designed for training and racing in the high-pressure environment of the WorldTour.
If you expect your legs and glutes to get you where you want to go on your bike it is only right that you treat them with the respect they deserve and clothe them in the appropriate apparel to help you get the best comfort and performance out of your ride. The Women’s Core Shorts by Rapha are great for every day road riding, they have been made for simple and effective performance, whether you are training, commuting or simply getting some time on two wheels for a bit of fun.
The Evoke H6 Prestige Edition from Pure is a DAB/DAB+ and FM radio with Bluetooth and colour display. Available in either Black or White, it has an attractive appearance with a glossy seven-layer lacquered finish with modern lines, suitable for a variety of living spaces. The Bluetooth connectivity allows you to stream music directly from your device, be it your favourite album or the audio for the film you are watching.