German brand Vaude are best known for their mountain and camping gear, but they also have a range of bike clothing and packs, including plenty of new models for 2010.
Hyper Air 14+3
You won’t be missed wearing this bright yellow daypack, but it has the features to back up the flash, including an ‘Aero Flex’ back panel and FLASH (Floating Length Adjustable Shoulder Harness) suspension system, helmet holder and rain cover, plus the usual hip and chest straps, and a host of pockets. It has an opening for a bladder but none is included (this is also true for the two packs below). RRP £55.
As the name suggests, the Northshore is designed with all-mountain and freeriders in mind, with straps for your body armour and helmet, plus a padded MP3 pocket. RRP £90.
Trail light 9
This super-lightweight pack weighs just 440g and is aimed at cross-country racers. Made from a siliconised polyamid material, features include a rain cover and helmet holder, coin compartment, reflective details and LED loop. RRP £35.
This technical mountain bike glove has gel padding on the palm, silicone grip prints and integrated ‘stretch creases’ for flexibility. RRP £32.
The Elite mitt has all the features you need for long miles in the saddle, including gel cushioning, breathable mesh panels, silicone palm prints and a snot-wipe on the thumb. RRP is £27.