Even Storm Eunice won't stop us from showing off the cool and interesting kit that's landed for testing. This week, we're highlighting the bags and trousers that have been sent to our team of testers.
MAAP x Apidura Frame Pack (4L)
The MAAP x Apidura frame pack is designed to work with and compliment MAAP's Alt-Road collection. It's said to be ideal for gravel bikes offering a single large storage space that's joined by a smaller mesh side pocket. Thanks to a waterproof laminate fabric Apidura says that this bag is primed to carry heavy and bulky items. It also comes with internal structural support and there's a cable port to get you charging your devices while you're on the go.
Royal Racing Apex Race Pants
Royal Racing's Apex Race Pants is a culmination of everything the brand has learned from 20 years on the downhill and enduro race scenes. They're built from a water and dirt-resistant four-way stretch fabric that's designed to be moisture-wicking. Then, they come with pair of zipped pockets and an adjustable waist ratchet closure. For on-bike fit, they're tailored with Royal Racing's own ride-position fit and are shaped to fit properly around the waist when in the attack position.
They also get articulated knees with enough space to fit pads and the trousers taper towards the ankle to keep the fabric well away from drivetrains.
Bontrager Adventure Boss Frame Bag
The next frame bag in this week's 5 cool things comes in the form of Bontrager's Adventure Boss. This one is available in six sizes with one main pocket and a smaller compartment pocket. There's also hi-viz lining, internal mesh pockets, and waterproof construction.
If you're a proud owner of a Trek Checkpoint, this pack comes with optional thumb screws that allow the pack to be installed without straps.
Scott Trail Storm WP pants and jacket
£136 - £206
Scott's Trail Storm WP kit is designed to offer advanced weather protection with taped zips all around and a breathable DRYOsphere 3L fabric with a PVC free DWR coating. The jacket gets a helmet-compatible hood and both garments are cut for a good fit on the bike.
Apidura City Handlebar Pack
The final bag in this week's 5 cool things is built to keep your essentials close to hand. It comes with a big main pocket with another internal pocket and a back slip pocket to keep your bits and pieces secure and organised. Then, there are quick-release buckles, making the bag quick and easy to detach when the time arises. It's waterproof too, keeping all of that kit nice and dry.
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