Shimano XC5 Review: Do All Terrain25 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…
Five Ten Guide Tennies Review: Bike Traveling Shoes29 Jul 23 Logan Watts / apparel
This pair of Five Ten Guide Tennies has seen almost 4,000 miles of walking, pedaling, and hike-a-biking. They’ve been through muddy, rocky, wet, and bone-dry conditions in Cuba, Uganda, Rwanda, and the southeastern US… and they’re still going. Are Guide Tennies the best bike travel shoes available? Find out in this ultra-long-term review…
Specialized 2FO ClipLite Review: What a Clipless Shoe Should Be15 Jun 1 Virginia Krabill / apparel
Virginia “The Destroyer” puts a pair of Specialized 2FO ClipLite shoes to the test for almost three years and reports back on how they held up.
Bedrock Cairn Adventure Sandals: 800 Miles in Baja37 May 15 Cass Gilbert / apparel
Bikepacking in sandals? And non-clipless ones, at that? Cass Gilbert rides 800 Baja Californian miles in a pair of Bedrock Cairn Adventure Sandals to see what all the Instagram fuss is about… and reports back on how they felt for long distance bikepacking and whether he stubbed his toes…
New QUOC Gravel Shoes: Gran Tourer Sneak Peek4 Feb 6 Logan Watts / apparel
A sneak peek at the all new QUOC Gran Tourer, a high-end gravel and all-road cycling shoe with a waterproof mid, ‘Tiger Camo’ microfiber upper, and a burly lugged outsole built for tough terrain…
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 Review19 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.25 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.