Earlier this month Machines For Freedom and Dioscvri, two women-led brands, launched the Mystic Felines Collection. The collection celebrates empowerment and features a hand-carved block design on garments and gear.
Today is International Women’s Day so thought it was only appropriate to take a ride. . I’ve had a Jules Threads jacket sitting in my “need to test” box for at least a month. I’ve patiently been waiting for Chicago’s frigid temps to break. Finally today the temps would be in the 40s at the start of my ride and climb into the mid-50s by the end.
Facts About Yaks Despite their looks, yaks produce soft, warm, and strong wool. Living in the high altitude of the Himalayas at 4000-5000 meters in harsh weather conditions, yaks need the ability to stay warm. Under the yak’s thick and rough hair is a warm down which is used to make the wool. Each springContinue reading “Winter Biking: Wear Yak Wool and Never Be Cold Again”
Winter cycling can be so exhilarating. Energizing and relaxing simultaneously. But when you start working up a sweat, the run of the mill sports bras leave you wet and chilled. I’ve been a fan of merino wool sports bras since they were recommended to me a couple of years back by a women’s MTB group.Continue reading “A Top 10 Winter Cycling Item for Women”
Century Tested. Incredible Comfort. Recently I reviewed Machines for Freedom’s (MFF) new Essential Shorts and really liked the fit, comfort and quality. The one thing I would have preferred was a longer inseam. When I found out they offered their Endurance bibs in a tall version, I decided to test MFF’s tried and true flagshipContinue reading “Machines for Freedom Endurance Bibs”
Machines for Freedom first ever cycling short Machines for Freedom has had success with their bibs, but seems many of their customers still weren’t ready to make the switch from shorts to bibs. So, they developed The Essential Cycling Short and added it to their line. They hit the mark right on most everything fromContinue reading “Machines for Freedom The Essential Cycling Short”
Vespertine NYC Reflective Gear Roundup I’m always excited when I discover women-owned businesses, especially when they are connected to cycling gear. Add in an eco-friendly element and I’m all over it. In the past, I’ve reviewed products from women-owned and run businesses like Jules Threads, Machines for Freedom, and GRACEDBYGRIT. I laud these women whoContinue reading “Vespertine NYC Reflective Gear”