Shimano MT7 Review: Bike, Hike, Repeat5 Oct 22 Miles Arbour / apparel
Shimano’s new MT7 shoe is clipless-ready, offers increased flexibility for hiking, and is purpose-built for those looking to get out there and explore off the beaten path. So, how did the BOA-equipped mountain bike shoe stand up to the rigours of the Oregon Timber Trail and beyond? Read on to find out…
Shimano XC5 Review: Do All Terrain20 Sep 24 Joe Cruz / apparel
For the past six months, Joe has worn Shimano’s XC5s on everything from fast group road rides to gravel explorations to extended bikepacking trips. Can a single pair of shoes—especially one at such an attractive price point—rise to all of these challenges? Read on to find out…
Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Shoes Look Hike-a-bikepacking friendly…1 Sep 27 Logan Watts / news
With a heavily-lugged Vibram outsole, a seamless upper, and a Boa IP1 closure, the new Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate looks like a promising shoe for bikepacking, or any other hike-a-bike laden adventure…
45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots: (re)designed with purpose7 Feb 28 Miles Arbour / apparel
The latest 45NRTH Wölvhammer boot was reworked to fill the gap between performance-oriented design and cozy comfort. So how’d they fare in the frigid and snowy environs of British Columbia?
Scott Elite Boa Shoes14 Aug 9 Logan Watts / apparel
The search for the perfect clipless bikepacking shoes might just stop at Scott’s Elite Boa…
Five Ten Freerider Contact Review: Pair Down12 Jan 25 Logan Watts / apparel
In our search for the perfect ‘one pair’ shoe for extended bikepacking trips, we put the super-comfy and ultra-sticky Freerider Contact to a 800 mile test in southern Spain.
Five Ten Kestrel Review: A clipless bikepacking option?19 Sep 14 Logan Watts / apparel
What are the requirements for a good clipless bikepacking shoe? It needs to be stiff enough to pedal efficiently, have a form fit to maintain comfort over long rides, possess a hike-a-bike friendly sole, and remain fairly comfortable off the bike. Does Five Ten’s Kestral tick all the boxes?