It was impossible to miss the Sealskinz booth at Interbike this year. There in the center of the exhibit was a huge tub of water with a woman standing in the middle wearing nothing on her feet but socks! When I asked if her feet were wet or cold, she responded casually “nope, I’ve been standing here for an hour and my feet are still dry and warm.” I was intrigued, but not convinced until I tried them myself.
Now that I have had over a month of cold weather under my belt, I feel comfortable talking about the Sealskinz Halo Glove. The onset of Minnesota’s winter is probably colder than most peoples harsh winter months, so I feel that this mid term review is probably a great indicator for 90 percent of America cycling in winter elements.
The pond in my back yard is frozen, the leaves are off the trees and the snow blower is ready. These are all signs that Minnesota is firmly in the act of becoming the ice planet Hoth, as history suggests. Happily, my transition into winter has been cushioned. I have some fine products to test, most notably the Halo Overshoe, from Sealskinz. Here is my first impression for winter biking.
In a previous article, I talked at length about the Sealskinz’ new Super Light Pro Sock. While Sealskinz as a company began with socks, they have evolved their product line to include headwear and gloves. One of the products that piqued my interest was the Halo glove. It drew my attention because it is a waterproof, winter glove with an active blinker system built in. read on to see what makes these gloves interesting and some of my initial thoughts.
With school now in session and fall in full swing, we should all consider using the visible gear now available as a key component so we are better seen while riding our bikes. The two main forms of visibility we need to focus on are passive and active visibility. Things like reflectors and bright colors are forms of passive visibility. While lights and blinkers are great examples of active visibility. Read on to see where each one is helpful and most efficient.
What started eleven years ago to help more people stay active, the “30 Days of Biking” campaign has grown in popularity. Now, as the drive moves forward with its heart-healthy values, it’s the right of passage to warmer weather riding ahead. Giving those who participate the right to brag or at least the stamina to stem-off most illnesses. As April leaves much to be desired most years. Enjoy fond memories with the current forecast predicting above-normal temps the first week in April.
Biking in the rain, as spring arrives, staying dry is the most important and difficult part of riding this time of the year. The best way to keep dry is to wear waterproof clothing. Before you go out and buy anything labeled “waterproof,” read on to understand that all waterproofing is not the same.
We at HaveFunBiking are nearly experts at riding in cold weather. Being from Minnesota, it’s a bit of a necessity to manage the cold. For most places in the country, cold means down near freezing, but what do you do when it feels colder than a stare from your ex-girlfriend? I’m talking super cold, like the dark side of the moon cold. Well here are our best tips for managing frostbite and cold weather on your bike.
With schools now in full swing, Halloween on every child’s mind, trees dropping their leaves and the days getting shorter we need to begin considering visibility, as part of the norm, while riding our bikes. The main forms of visibility we focus on are passive and active visibility. Things like reflectors and bright colors are forms of passive visibility, while lights and blinkers are great examples of an active visibility. Read on to see where each one is helpful and most efficient.
What started as way to get more people active, the “30 Days of Biking” campaign has grown in popularity and shows added heart-health value. Have you signed up yet?