Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Shoes Look Hike-a-bikepacking friendly…2 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 purpose9 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 Down13 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.
Burly Boots: Shimano XM9 Shoe Review18 Nov 24 Cass Gilbert / apparel
Planning a serious bikepacking expedition? Look no further than Shimano’s XM9s, built with the adventurous bikepacker in mind…
Five Ten Kestrel Review: A clipless bikepacking option?20 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?
Specialized Recon Mixed (Terrain) Shoes: Remixed.24 Sep 12 Logan Watts / apparel
‘Where the pavement ends, adventure begins.’ A lightweight and stiff shoe with classic stylings, built for road and gravel exploration. After a year of use, here’s our review.
Clipless Bikepacking Shoes: Five Ten Maltese Falcon Race6 Oct 2 Logan Watts / apparel
The Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT all-mountain shoe is a great SPD bikepacking option with a lightweight design, water resistance, rugged construction, and the near perfect blend of stiffness and comfort.