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Product picks from Nemo, Garneau, Troy Lee Designs and Glukos

Nemo Bikepacking Gear

NEMO Bikepacking Gear

Apollo 3P Bikepacking Tent
As its name suggests, you can fit three normal-sized humans into the Apollo, a purpose-built bikepacking tent. Made of Ripstop Nylon, it’ll act as a waterproof shelter from the elements. With no floor and a single-wall construction, the simple vestibule is set up with a single pole and yields 57 square feet of living room. Weighing in at about 2 pounds with stakes, it packs away to be carried on the handlebars or in a pack. $250

Moonwalk Down Sleeping Bag
If the weather cooperates, the Apollo’s lack of a floor won’t be much of an issue as long as you have a sleeping pad. Or, you could bring Nemo’s Moonwalk down sleeping bag, which rests on its own waterproof tub. This mummy bag promises to keep you toasty in temperatures down to 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and weighs in at just over 2 pounds. $280

Escape Pod Bivy
Waking up to a fly buzzing in your face is a bad way to start a day. The Escape Bivy rounds out Nemo’s bikepacking setup, keeping bugs out until you’re ready to start swatting. $120 / nemoequipment.com

 

Garneau Slate Shoes

Garneau Slate Shoes

Garneau’s Slate shoes seem to represent a pretty solid value, with a thermobonded, seamless upper, offset straps and an easily adjustable ratchet. The colorway shown here would double nicely as a highly visible commuter shoe, but the hard outsole lugs don’t seem like they’d be much fun to hike in. $125 / louisgarneau.com

 

Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone

Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone

TLD just released its spring collection, which includes new colorways of the popular A1 Drone helmet. The Drone packs in eight air intake passages and eight exhaust vents under its in-molded polycarbonate shell. $140 / troyleedesigns.com

 

Glukos Energy Gel

Glukos Energy Gel

Glukos’ energy products have been rescuing members of our staff from deep trips into the pain cave over the last few months, sometimes bringing us back from the dead on long rides in the SoCal heat. Avoiding high-fructose corn syrup, caffeine and artificial sweeteners, Glukos relies on … well … glucose–the human body’s key source of energy. $24 for 12 / glukosenergy.com