Category: 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 built with specifically with cycling in mind,...

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, which was subsequently pounced on. I was therefore...

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 – of course – look good. British-based...

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 stunning range of stylish cycling gear...

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 riders don’t really want to carry a...

Osloh Bicycle Traffic Jean – Review

I have never seen a pair of jeans with so many pockets as the Osloh Traffic Trouser. It’s bonkers. There are three pockets on the rear, four on the front and even one on the side. That’s a lot of...

Louri Bike Straps – Review

If you want to carry small practical things on your ride, such as pumps, inner tubes or even bottles – but hate riding with bags or stuffed pockets – the Louri bike straps may well be a useful addition.  Now,...