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Fresh Produce – Helmets to Henleys

Fresh gear from Sweet Protection, Pearl Izumi and Defiant

 Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS Helmet

The Bushwhacker II MIPS sells for $260 while the non-MIPS version goes for $220.

The Bushwhacker II incorporates multi-thickness foam throughout the helmet with the idea that angles and edges will allow the helmet to crumple on low- to moderate-speed impacts that normally wouldn’t have enough force to crush helmet foam. Its in-molded shell is made up of not one but five pieces to help the concept along. This extra safety comes at a price though. $260 to be exact. If spending money is your thing, you can even go for the carbon version for $300, which uses carbon plates as part of the outer shell in lieu of plastic.

Bushwhacker II

Pearl Izumi Women’s Versa Long Sleeve Henley

The Versa Long Sleeve Henley will keep you looking fresh for a cool $75.

The Versa womens shirt is another addition to the growing lineup of bar-friendly bike clothing. The drop tail will keep you covered, and the thumb holes will keep you warm. Or if needed, the snap front will keep you cool. The body is completely polyester and the shirt has subtle reflective accents to make you stand out to cars or other bikers.

Versa Long Sleeve

Defiant Zipperless Custom Frame Pack

Depending on the size of the frame and options included, the Defiant bag sells for around $170.

Defiant makes custom frame bags for just about any bike manufacturer, full-suspension or not. Defiant bags don’t feature zippers, opting instead for a more durable buckle and flap system on the top. The bag comes with a small hidden pocket on the inside, a wide nose and tapered rear and a bottom drain hole just in case any liquid gets inside. In addition, the top and bottom are stiffened with plastic to make the bag stay in place when loaded or unloaded, and it can anchor to water bottle braz-ons if you’ve got ’em. This particular bag was designed to nestle comfortably in the front triangle of a Devinci Marshall.

Custom Frame Bag

Sweet Protection Hunter Enduro Short Wmns

The Hunter Enduro Shorts Wmns retail for $125.

Sweet has taken their popular Hunter short and given it a womens fit. With an articulated cut, two way stretch and velcro adjustment straps, the shorts fit a wide range of body types comfortably. The shorts are wind resistant, durable and breathable.

Hunter Enduro Wmns