Category: Review

Dish & Duer No Sweat Pants – Review

Dish & Duer No Sweat Pants – Review The number one article of clothing for any urban cyclist should be a good pair of stylish, comfortable and functional trousers. A pair that fit well, look good and offer a good...

VeloHalo: The Bike Lights in the Spotlight

VeloHalo: The Bike Lights in the Spotlight It goes without saying that being seen by other road users when you’re cycling is vital. And while a good front and rear LED set up is a decent start, something a bit...

Primal Wear Paxton Men’s Hoodie – Review

Primal Wear Paxton Men’s Hoodie – Review Layering in the winter months is vital. And a key asset in your layering arsenal should be a nice hoodie. Pop on a t-shirt, throw over a hoodie or jumper and a medium-weight...

Resolute Bay NX1 Cordura Cycling Jeans – Review

Resolute Bay NX1 Cordura Cycling Jeans – Review For the most part of 2016, I have been wearing pretty much one pair of jeans: the Resolute Bay Cordura jeans that I reviewed back in March. It’s not that I don’t...

LUMO Clissold Bomber Jacket – Review

LUMO Clissold Bomber Jacket – Review Last year I reviewed LUMO’s Herne Hill Harrington, a jacket that was particularly eye-catching due to its unique LED integration that ensures maximum visibility in low light. Now LUMO are back with an all-new,...

John Smedley Hugh in Silver Pullover – Review

John Smedley Hugh in Silver Pullover – Review One of my favourite things to discover is an outfit that is functional for cycling without necessarily having been intended to be so. Any clothing that is comfortable, flexible, and ideally breathable,...

Resolute Bay Cordura Jeans Review

Resolute Bay Cordura Jeans Review Regular jeans can be some of most unforgiving pieces of clothing when it comes to cycling, they can get warm and sweaty, rarely offer much give (especially if you opt for a slim or straight...

Ministry of Supply Dress Shirts – Review

Ministry of Supply Dress Shirts – Review I received a couple of new shirts before Christmas that feature, ahem, NASA technology. How many shirts do you own with NASA technology? Didn’t think so… peasants. Alas, though, I’m not about to...

LUMO Herne Hill Harrington Jacket – Review

LUMO Herne Hill Harrington Jacket – Review When reviewing products for Discerning Cyclist, I often find that they tend to lean more towards style or – as is more often the case – functionality. It is a rare case indeed...

Can a Woolly Hat Really Save Your Life?

Can a Woolly Hat Really Save Your Life? You can’t beat a good old hand-knitted woolly hat for the colder months, can you? It’s the epitome of a cosy winter. So it’s all the more impressive that On The Glo,...

Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket Plus – Review

Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket Plus – Review Just over a year ago I reviewed two of the Bellroy wallets range, the Elements Pocket and Elements Sleeve. And, since that time, I have been using only these two wallets. At first...

Svelte Heritage Jersey – A Rapha Alternative?

Svelte Heritage Jersey – A Rapha Alternative? In the past, whenever I’ve try to explain to somebody the concept of Discerning Cyclist, I say it is a website devoted to either: 1) “stylish cycling clothes” or 2) “stylish clothes that...

Closca Fuga Review: The Collapsible Bike Helmet Revisited

Closca Fuga Review: The Collapsible Bike Helmet Revisited 16 months ago I reviewed Closca’s first attempt at a folding bicycle helmet, following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Despite being hopeful of the product bridging a style gap in the...

Is MIRA the Perfect Everyday Cycling Bag?

Is MIRA the Perfect Everyday Cycling Bag? Since 2012, Gosia and Maciek from Bike Belle have been creating wonderfully chic cycling accessories – with a particular focus on making ladies cycling more stylish than ever. Elizabeth even reviewed a few...

Helly Hansen Kos Polo – Review

Helly Hansen Kos Polo – Review After reviewing the excellent Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket not long ago, I decided I tried out some more of Helly Hansen’s gear. In particular, their summer wear – the Kos Polo coupled with...

Forest and Fin’s Bicycle Wrap Skirt – Review

Forest and Fin’s Bicycle Wrap Skirt – Review Biking in the summer can sometimes lead to challenges when the weather is hot and/or humid. The breezes while pedaling feel fabulous, but once you stop, the sweating starts (or maybe it’s...

Hiplok Lite – Review

Hiplok Lite – Review When it comes to bike locks, the big problem I’ve always encountered is how to carry about my lock when I’m riding. For the past couple of years, my primary lock has been a relatively chunky...

Café du Cycliste Paulette Cycling Shorts – Review

Café du Cycliste Paulette Cycling Shorts – Review I can’t speak for the UK, but today felt like the day summer truly arrived. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the climate of south Germany, which has been quite frankly, lush.  One...

Oopsmark Bicycle Wine Rack – Review

Oopsmark Bicycle Wine Rack – Review When I first saw Oopsmark’s Bicycle Wine Rack when meandering the curvaceous and often shady alleyways of the World Wide Web, I couldn’t help but smile. What a marvelous world we live in that...

Levi’s Women’s Commuter Jeans – Review

Levi’s Women’s Commuter Jeans – Review At long last, Levi Strauss & Co. has created a bike commuter clothing collection for women. The men’s collection has been out several years and is quite popular, but women who bike have long...

Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket Review

Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket Review My jacket for the last few months – as we’ve transitioned from winter to spring and towards summer – has been the Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket. Norwegian dynamos Helly Hansen are renowned for...

Le Col Neck Warmer Review

Le Col Neck Warmer Review A few months back, Le Col kindly sent me one of the neck warmers to try out. Now, I appreciate this is not at all seasonal – but at least you can plan well ahead...

Adidas adistar Pluvius Jacket – Review

Adidas adistar Pluvius Jacket – Review Autumn: it’s the season that never lets you down, it gets dark, leaves fall off trees, epic sun rises and sunsets and it rains… a lot! So you’ve got two options: 1)  Pack up...

Bluff Works Wrinkle-Free Pants – Review

Bluff Works Wrinkle-Free Pants – Review Finding trousers that are not only office-appropriate, but also cycling-friendly has been one of the toughest things to find since starting The Discerning Cyclist over two years ago. Some kecks look smart but don’t...

Iladora Lisa Cycling Top – Review

Iladora Lisa Cycling Top – Review Of course, it is true that you can bike in whatever clothing you already have in your wardrobe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no need for bike-friendly clothing. I love checking...

Bike Belle – Cycling Accessories Review

Bike Belle – Cycling Accessories Review Poland? Why was I getting a package from Poland? Oh yes – Bike Belle is located in Poland! Yay, my Bike Belle accessories arrived faster than anticipated! I was very excited to test out...

Stylish Cycling Shoes – Quoc Pham The Derby – Review

Stylish Cycling Shoes – Quoc Pham The Derby – Review I’ve long been doubtful as to the value of ‘cycling shoes’ for commuter cyclists, like myself – probably because I’ve never owned a pair and have suffered no cycling atrocities...

Sako7Socks – Review

Sako7Socks – Review Style and panache on one’s bicycle are paramount. For someone with a little more talent I imagine they probably ‘let their legs do the talking’… if my legs could talk they’d probably be saying “can we get...