With a large main compartment, with spot-on tool organiser pockets, Osprey has got the storage just right.
The Ortlieb Packman Pro2 25L is a pure bike-packing option, rather than an all-round trail performer.
A small feature that tickled us is the inclusion of a foil blanket pre-packed in the tool compartment — a nod to the Crossmax’s big-mountain aspirations.
It does come with quite a weight penalty, but if you are riding hard and taking risks, the Evoc could be the pack for you.
Punted at the Enduro market, the MT500 stows enough gear for a long day on the hill.
One of the most expensive packs out there, but it’s easily the best for big days out
The GE1 grip differs from most by being specially shaped to fit the hand. So rather than a fixed, round diameter, the GE1 uses a slightly thinner zone under the…
The Troy Lee Designs Sprint glove is a lighter, more trail-focused glove than the Troy Lee Air we've tested before.
The Rockshox Reverb revolutionised riding when it was first released, and since then the level of drop on offer has slowly increased up to the current maximum of 170mm, which…
A beefed-up XC tyre but just don’t expect as much grip and control in wet.
Essentially a bargain for the performance offered.
Secure cornering hold that comes at an earlier lean angle, which will suit riders looking for consistent grip
Not quite as versatile as other semi-slick tyres.
A great option if you’re regularly ripping tyres to shreds, and are looking for a planted, sturdy Alpine-ready tyre.
Really hugs and tracks the terrain, making it confident and locked-on, in both wet and dry conditions.
As a front tyre for shredders, the wider 2.35in Enduro version is pretty much bombproof.
The Osprey Viper 9 allows organised carrying and can be loaded up for all-day riding, but it works best when travelling fast and light.
The Scott Shr-alp RS is pretty expensive, but it’s lightweight, tough and a really capable shoe for long days on the hills.
A top-quality product, and the inclusion of a sticker kit to customise the go faster stripes is a nice touch.
The first short from Gore that’s long enough for proper trail riding, combined with a super-lightweight fabric and slim cut that’s excellent for warm weather days.