Author: Niels Oomkes

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

MSR Gravity + Trail Water Filter Kit Review

Let’s See What This MSR Gravity + Water Filter Kit Can Do Removes 99.9999% of Bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella, and 99.9% of Protozoa like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The Protozoa seems to be...

Castelli Alpha RoS Jersey

Castelli Alpha RoS Jersey Review

The Castelli Alpha RoS Jersey First Impressions Right off the bat, the term “Jersey” in this case can be a bit confusing. It is sort of a jersey/jacket combo with a liner on the...

Brooks PureFlow 7

Brooks PureFlow 7 Review

Brooks PureFlow 7: Get ‘em while they’re hot. Brooks just released the 7th version of the PureFlows in February. The name PureFlow sums it up nicely as they provide a smooth ride with adequate support...

Columbia Caldorado Insulated Jacket

Columbia Caldorado Insulated Jacket Review

Columbia Caldorado Insulated Jacket It is technically called a “jacket”, but at first it felt and looked a bit more like a mid-layer. It does, however, have qualifications to repel Mother Nature, so I am thrilled...

Columbia Caldorado Beanie

The Columbia Caldorado Beanie Review

Let’s Talk About the Columbia Caldorado Beanie Yep, it’s a beanie, a hat, a lid, a bowler, or a skull cap. Basically, it’s something to keep the noggin’ warm, right?  Not so fast, my...

Giro Factor TechLace

The Giro Factor TechLace Cycling Shoes Review

First thoughts on the Giro Factor TechLace I received the Giro Factor TechLace in part because the month of May is recognized as Bike to Work month. Apparently, someone somewhere is keeping track of...