Category: Review

Vaude Cyclist Softshell Jacket – Review

Vaude Cyclist Softshell Jacket – Review Manchester. Famous for its football clubs, industrial heritage and bands. One of the members of a famous Mancunian band described it as the city with “everything except a beach”. While pithy, it is sadly...

Vulpine Merino Henley T-Shirt – Review

Vulpine Merino Henley T-Shirt – Review Vulpine were the poster boys for urban cycling when they burst onto the scene with a beautiful selection of stylish cycling gear for commuters in 2012. Sadly, their promise wasn’t fulfilled, as over extension...

Isobaa Merino 260 Lounge Hoodie – Review

Isobaa Merino 260 Lounge Hoodie – Review Isobaa came to my attention at the end of 2019 and I was left with a very good impression after trying out their baffled jacket and merino wool half-zip hoodie. Neither item was...

Fox Wilson Clapton Merino Cycling Jumper – Review

Fox Wilson Clapton Merino Cycling Jumper – Review Confession time: I’ve always secretly admired turtlenecks. Despite this, I’ve only ever attempted to wear one once. Trouble was, I didn’t wear it with enough confidence and my co-workers recognised my insecurity,...

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket – Review

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket – Review Insulated jackets (AKA “baffled jackets”) are becoming increasingly popular. Not only can they keep you warm on chilly days, but they are also extremely light, comfortable, can be popped in a backpack and...

CYCL Face Guard Anti-Pollution Scarf – Review

CYCL Face Guard Anti-Pollution Scarf – Review Note: CYCL Face Guard is currently out of stock, but the Respro Techno Mask is a recommended alternative. CYCL… you may recognise the name. This is the brand behind the innovating “Winglights” –...

Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket – Review

Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket – Review Vulpine absolutely took the urban cycling scene by storm when it launched in 2012 (coincidentally around the same time as Discerning Cyclist). And its popularity grew and grew in the subsequent years with its...

Chrome Industries Mazer Vigil Pack – Review

Chrome Industries Mazer Vigil Pack – Review Ever since I started Discerning Cyclist (over seven years ago now, crikey!), Chrome Industries has always struck me as a brand that just gets urban cycling. They understand that commuters and other city...

Resolute Bay LS2 Reflective Cycling Jacket – Review

Resolute Bay LS2 Reflective Cycling Jacket – Review High-visibility or reflective cycling jackets are seen as a must by safety-conscious cyclists – and rightly so. Fortunately, the days of walking around looking like you’re about to steward a major sporting...