Klim Hydrapak Reservoir 3 liter (100 OZ) hydration reservoir Push button quick release hose connection (bladder and hose can be separated allowing bladder to be removed and hose to remain threaded through pack) Fold and slide wide opening for easy cleaning / filling (can pull inside out for cleaning and drying) 48 pinch-resistant heavy duty drink tube can be cut to desired length Constructed of FDA approved polyurethane (TPU) Anti-microbial Extremely tough Straight valve high flow rate mouthpiece with 360 degree bite One-handed locking on / off positions BPA and PVC free allows taste-free water
I bought this to replace my aging Platypus Hoser. I've been using it for a few years and it's starting to get funky... I wish I would have found the Klim sooner! Being able to flip it inside out to clean/dry it is great, but the bite valve is the real game changer. I don't know why all hydration valves aren't made with like this. The Platypus (and my wife's CamelBak) has a big 90 degree valve that makes taking a sip with a full-face helmet make me look like a cat trying to lick the side of its face. The slight bend in the Klim makes it sooooo easy to get it inside my helmet, and the 360 degree bite is great, too. Well worth the money!!
Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
These gloves are great. I haven't had a chance to ride with them in below 40 weather yet, but they do an excellent job keeping my hands warm down into the 40's. My only beef is with the gauntlet closure. I wish the tab was about an inch longer. On cold days, I wear a jacket (Joe Rocket Reactor 2.0), liner, and a long sleeve shirt. The closure barely reaches to close over these layers. I've tried wearing the gloves under the jacket, but getting everything zipped up and adjusted is a bit difficult with cold weather gloves on.