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Body Armor:
Crash Pads 1300
Crash Pads 2500
Crash Pads 6000

Gloves:
Cannondale Lobster Claw
Cannondale Pittards Gel
Cannondale Windshredder
Specialized Glove



Jerseys:
Cannondale Cadence
Cannondale Basic Essential
Castelli Race Jersey with Momentum Fabric
Domino Euro Series Women's Long Sleeve Jersey
Earth, Wind & Rider Wool Jersey
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Competition Jersey
Insport F700 DrySport Techno Jersey
Insport F869 Thermalayer
Mountain Hardwear Detonator
Pearl Izumi Women's Richter
Santini Cool Weather
Shebeest K2 Dryline
Shebeest Sleeveless Jersey and Striped Sprint Short
Sugoi Intent T
Sugoi Mezza Luna
Sugoi Regulator Women's
Sugoi Zip T

Shorts:
Cannondale Velocity Bib Short
Canari 6-panel Short
Domino Crash Series Bib knickers
Domino Crash Series Bib Tights
GORE BIKE WEAR TM Xenon Bib Shorts
Harlot Scarlet Knickers and Camen Shorts
Insport Men's J020 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Women's F050 RTP Cycle Short
Insport Short
Pearl Izumi Women's Kawaihae Short
Pearl Izumi Tri Short
Pearl Izumi Ultrasensors
Pricepoint 8 Panel
Santini CX Bib Tight
Shebeest 2191 SSS
Sugoi Gusto Bike Short
Sugoi Traverse Bike Short



Socks:
Rudy Cool Max Socks

Warmers & Wind:
Cannondale Morphis Shell
Cannondale Windproof Pants
Domino Euro Series Women's Wind Sheer Jacket
Domino Euro Series Women's Vest
Eastern Mountain Sports Core Fleece Jacket
Insport Mens J306 Cirrus Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Butter Beanie
Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket
Mountain Hardwear eXtend Featherweight Crew
Mountain Hardwear HyperDry Tights
Mountain Hardwear Synchro
Mountain Hardwear
Transition Zip T

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Vest

Mountain Hardwear
Transition Featherweight Jacket

Pearl Izumi Arm Warmers
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Jacket & Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Women's Gavia Tights
Pearl Izumi Men's MicroSensor Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey
Pearl Izumi Skullcap
Outdoor Research Balaclava
Shebeest 8030 Training Skullcap
Shebeest Wind Pro Tights
Sugoi Evaporator Jacket
Sugoi Hotshot Jersey
Sugoi MidZero Blur Tights
Trek Balaclava


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Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey
Features:

  1. Classic Styling
  2. High Quality Wool
  3. Durable Knit
  4. 1% For the Planet

Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10

Test Ride Background: I had ridden in the Earth, Wind and Rider wool jersey a few times but, the real test came when I did the Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC. This Spring on the East Coast has been a cool one to say the least. The Five Boro ride was in early May, my compatriots and I were going to have to be on a 5:11am train to get into Manhattan in time to get into start position for the ride. At 5:11am it was a brisk 45 degrees (Fahrenheit). The temperature was supposed to go up to 66 by noon. So, I would be riding on a day where the temperature range would be about 20 degrees. Ranging from cold to comfortable....

Timeline: 4am: The alarm sounds... It's pitch black. My bed is super comfy and I really don't want to leave it. I drag my butt out, still groggy... head toward the shower.

Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey

4:30am: Gear up in Bib shorts, Pedal Pushers Jersey and Earth, Wind and Rider wool jersey.

4:45am Phil shows up, we get on our bikes and ride to pick up Gary.

5am: Gary, Phil and I are at the train station. Gary and Phil are both grousing about how cold it is. I am cozy and warm. I comment "Wow, this jersey makes my feel like I never got out of my bed this morning. You know that warm cozy feeling your bed has when you first wake up? The one where the comforter is nice and toasty, the bed is perfect, perhaps you are snuggled up next to someone, you are super happy and never want to leave it? I have that right now!"

5:01am: Phil and Gary are angry and envious. Expletives are exchanged.

Seriously: Wool? Wool is for winter hats and sweaters isn't it? If you are a long time cyclist, you might have worn a wool jersey when you started riding years ago. Since then you might have switched over to synthetic technical fabrics. I started cycling using the later and never really even thought about using a wool jersey, most of the people I ride with actually raised an eyebrow when I told then that I'd be reviewing one. It seems wool has fallen out of view from the masses in terms of athletic apparel. But when you think about it, wool is one of the most efficient, all-natural, "technical" materials out there. I mean it keeps sheep warm and dry doesn't it? Can you picture a sheep wearing a polyester jersey?

Well anyway, Earth, Wind and Rider is a new company that is bringing back a product/material that hails from old school racing. If you look at the old tattered sepia tone photos of the Tour de France, the ones from the very beginning, the only kind of jerseys you'll see are wool. Why is that? Because it works. It's pretty simple really. The nature of the fibers of wool naturally draws moisture away from your skin to keep you dry.

The jersey I tested for Earth, Wind and Rider is a long sleeve, heavier weight jersey, intended for cool weather. The wool is a bit thicker to trap more air in and thus hold more heat. If you know anything about technical materials (expecially those that are used for colder weather) the key to keeping you warm is trapping air. If a garment can trap a lot of air and block out wind, your body will produce enough heat to keep you comfortable. The really terrific thing about this jersey (among many terrific things) is that it kept my temperature moderated and my skin dry all day long. It's such a beautifully simple thing I can't believe I never thought of wool before. The material is made of such a porous set of fibers that it readily pulls perspiration away from your skin and the fact that you are moving (on a bike) instantly dries the surface of the garment to keep it wicking. The porous nature of the material also lets enough air through to keep you from overheating. Even when the jersey was a bit wet, it still keeps you warm because the fibers can still hold air pockets to insulate.

Now, the first question people have been asking me is, "Is it itchy?". My answer is, at first when you put it on you feel it there. It is not itchy but you know it's there. However, I have to follow that up by saying that as your wear it, it becomes more and more comfortable. Once you have a good sweat going, the jersey feels fantastic. And I might remind you that this jersey is a cooler weather version, so it's made from a thicker knit of the fibers, in order to insulate more.

Fit and Finish: The Earth, Wind and Rider jersey is nicely constructed and classically styled. From the high quality stitching and front zipper, to the deep rear tri-pocket, the jersey is made for the cyclist. One thing I would watch is how much stuff I'd throw into the rear pockets. The soft stretchy nature of wool may allow the pockets to stretch out under a lot of weight. I had my digital camera back there and the pocket definitely sagged a bit. After a while that might end up blowing the pocket out if you aren't careful.

Overall: Great jersey, comfy, does the job, wicks, stylish, feels good, cool idea. A++
Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey

For more details, check out:
::www.ewnr.com::

Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey
Features:

  1. Classic Styling
  2. High Quality Wool
  3. Durable Knit
  4. 1% For the Planet

Reviewed by SPDrecrd

Overall rating out of 10: 10

Test Ride Background: I had ridden in the Earth, Wind and Rider wool jersey a few times but, the real test came when I did the Five Boro Bike Tour in NYC. This Spring on the East Coast has been a cool one to say the least. The Five Boro ride was in early May, my compatriots and I were going to have to be on a 5:11am train to get into Manhattan in time to get into start position for the ride. At 5:11am it was a brisk 45 degrees (Fahrenheit). The temperature was supposed to go up to 66 by noon. So, I would be riding on a day where the temperature range would be about 20 degrees. Ranging from cold to comfortable....

Timeline: 4am: The alarm sounds... It's pitch black. My bed is super comfy and I really don't want to leave it. I drag my butt out, still groggy... head toward the shower.

Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey

4:30am: Gear up in Bib shorts, Pedal Pushers Jersey and Earth, Wind and Rider wool jersey.

4:45am Phil shows up, we get on our bikes and ride to pick up Gary.

5am: Gary, Phil and I are at the train station. Gary and Phil are both grousing about how cold it is. I am cozy and warm. I comment "Wow, this jersey makes my feel like I never got out of my bed this morning. You know that warm cozy feeling your bed has when you first wake up? The one where the comforter is nice and toasty, the bed is perfect, perhaps you are snuggled up next to someone, you are super happy and never want to leave it? I have that right now!"

5:01am: Phil and Gary are angry and envious. Expletives are exchanged.

Seriously: Wool? Wool is for winter hats and sweaters isn't it? If you are a long time cyclist, you might have worn a wool jersey when you started riding years ago. Since then you might have switched over to synthetic technical fabrics. I started cycling using the later and never really even thought about using a wool jersey, most of the people I ride with actually raised an eyebrow when I told then that I'd be reviewing one. It seems wool has fallen out of view from the masses in terms of athletic apparel. But when you think about it, wool is one of the most efficient, all-natural, "technical" materials out there. I mean it keeps sheep warm and dry doesn't it? Can you picture a sheep wearing a polyester jersey?

Well anyway, Earth, Wind and Rider is a new company that is bringing back a product/material that hails from old school racing. If you look at the old tattered sepia tone photos of the Tour de France, the ones from the very beginning, the only kind of jerseys you'll see are wool. Why is that? Because it works. It's pretty simple really. The nature of the fibers of wool naturally draws moisture away from your skin to keep you dry.

The jersey I tested for Earth, Wind and Rider is a long sleeve, heavier weight jersey, intended for cool weather. The wool is a bit thicker to trap more air in and thus hold more heat. If you know anything about technical materials (expecially those that are used for colder weather) the key to keeping you warm is trapping air. If a garment can trap a lot of air and block out wind, your body will produce enough heat to keep you comfortable. The really terrific thing about this jersey (among many terrific things) is that it kept my temperature moderated and my skin dry all day long. It's such a beautifully simple thing I can't believe I never thought of wool before. The material is made of such a porous set of fibers that it readily pulls perspiration away from your skin and the fact that you are moving (on a bike) instantly dries the surface of the garment to keep it wicking. The porous nature of the material also lets enough air through to keep you from overheating. Even when the jersey was a bit wet, it still keeps you warm because the fibers can still hold air pockets to insulate.

Now, the first question people have been asking me is, "Is it itchy?". My answer is, at first when you put it on you feel it there. It is not itchy but you know it's there. However, I have to follow that up by saying that as your wear it, it becomes more and more comfortable. Once you have a good sweat going, the jersey feels fantastic. And I might remind you that this jersey is a cooler weather version, so it's made from a thicker knit of the fibers, in order to insulate more.

Fit and Finish: The Earth, Wind and Rider jersey is nicely constructed and classically styled. From the high quality stitching and front zipper, to the deep rear tri-pocket, the jersey is made for the cyclist. One thing I would watch is how much stuff I'd throw into the rear pockets. The soft stretchy nature of wool may allow the pockets to stretch out under a lot of weight. I had my digital camera back there and the pocket definitely sagged a bit. After a while that might end up blowing the pocket out if you aren't careful.

Overall: Great jersey, comfy, does the job, wicks, stylish, feels good, cool idea. A++
Earth, Wind and Rider Wool Jersey

For more details, check out:
::www.ewnr.com::

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