This week is an exciting one for all the trail dog owners out there, we have some RexSpecs in for test by a little hound who likes to run too close to the rear wheel. Plus there are more waterproofs from Madison and Leatt, proving that winter isn't over just yet! Lastly, there's bike wash and pedals from Oxford and a smart-looking high volume mini pump from Bontrager.
First up are some awesome looking dog goggles, or as the internet repeatedly named them last week - doggles! Eye protection specifically designed to protect working dogs from hazards they encounter, they are also being put to use as trail dog goggles. Rach has a doggo that runs close to her rear wheel (Ebby, pictured above), right in the line of roost, see how they get on soon....
Madison Roam jacket
The waterproof clothing tests continue with this winter jacket from Madison. Priced at £80 with waterproof and breathability ratings of 10,000mm and 10,000gms, waterproof zips and chest pocket and with a lifetime warranty it looks like great value for money.
Madison Zenith 4-Season DWR trousers
Although not fully waterproof, these Zenith trousers have waterproof panels and a DWR coating throughout to keep trail spash and light rain at bay. The main fabric has a softshell like quality for insulation and as you'd expect from Madison there are plenty of neat pockets and valuable feature without a huge price tag,
Leatt DBX 5.0 All-Mountain jacket
Also new in for test in the waterproof department is this Leatt jacket, made from four-way stretch material, with waterproof and breathability ratings of 30,000 and 23,000m2 it looks like a solid coat for deep winter and mucky conditions.
Bontrager Air Support HV Pro Mini Pump
This small, sleek-looking pump from Trek brand, Bontrager pumps up to 60PSI and features a hidden extendable hose to save any unwanted stress at the valve.
Oxford Mint Bike Wash
A minty fresh, multi-purpose bike wash from Oxford, this claims to be specially formulated to quickly remove dirt and grime and well as being fast drying to leaves a bright and sparkling finish. It's made in the UK and it's biodegradable too.....
Oxford Loam 20 Nylon Flat Pedals
These pedals are just £30 for the set, featuring 20 pins per pedal, sealed bearings and a sturdy nylon body. They weigh in at just 420g and come in four bright colours and black. How will budget pedals fare in UK conditions? We are sending these off to our tester Jim who will report back soon.
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