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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’17 #1

Thanksgiving is tomorrow (Thursday) and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say ’tis better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. We kick off the first ‘PEZ Gift Guide’ with offerings from Primal, Silca, FlipBelt Crops, GU Energy, Muc-Off and the Darrell Parks’ 2018 Calendar.


PRIMAL Rhapsody Hoodie – Mason Grey

A melange poly blended knit fabric with SpeedMesh backing. The Rhapsody Hoodie is a classic wardrobe staple with a stylish twist and some serious performance features, like the stowaway bicep zip pocket. It’s perfect for temperatures ranging from 40-80 degrees F and a 2-way mechanical stretch that keeps the fabric flexible yet durable.


PRIMAL District Men’s Hardshell Jacket

Rain, sleet, snow, cats, and dogs, the Primal Hardshell Jacket’s water repellent nylon is built for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw your way. With rear ventilation, moisture-wicking mesh liner, detachable hood, and extended length sleeves, this jacket is made to keep you dry in every adventure.


SILCA Partners With Ecologic Design For A Limited Edition Backpack And Essentials Bag
SILCA Introduces The Anniversary Collection SILCA Brooklyn Backpack And Borsa Americano Essentials Bag

www.silca.cc – in partnership with EcoLogic Designs of Colorado introduces the SILCA Brooklyn Backpack and Borsa Americano essentials bag as a special addition to the centennial anniversary collection. Stylish, beautifully made, and constructed of recycled bicycle inner-tubes these everyday riding partners have quickly become staff favorites around the SILCA office.

SILCA Brooklyn Backpack

We were first introduced to this backpack by one of our design engineers who uses it as a commuter pack to and from the office. It’s stylish, beautifully made, and constructed of recycled bicycle inner-tubes. What’s not to like? Not long after, we noticed that there were three of them being used around the office so we put in a call to Colorado-based EcoLogic Design to talk about a special anniversary collaboration. Of course, we couldn’t do a project this cool and keep it to ourselves so we’re offering these on our site in extremely limited quantities!

The Brooklyn is a sleek yet spacious backpack featuring a padded laptop sleeve compartment, a number of internal organization dividers and a pair of easy-access outside pockets. Padded straps made for a comfortable carry, even for heavier loads. Stylish, durable, recycled and highly water resistant. The bag is then finished with our signature red knurl stitching across the front and also features the SILCA Centennial logo in the top right.

Made in the USA
Upcycled Bicycle Inner Tube
Nylon Fabric
Foam padding
Nylon Hardware
972 cu. in.
304.8 x 457.2 x 114.3 mm
MSRP $160

Borsa Americano

We partnered with Colorado-based EcoLogic Designs to create this simple yet stylish limited-edition storage solution for your everyday riding. Constructed of recycled bicycle inner-tubes and recycled wetsuit neoprene the Borsa Americano is designed by SILCA and sewn by EcoLogic featuring four internal pockets of various sizes to give you plenty of storage options. The main compartment is designed exactly to the dimensions of an iPhone 7+ with a case, resulting in minimal bulk or excess material. For the rest of the bag, it’s really up to you what you want to carry. This bag is less structured than other SILCA bags, allowing the user to pack it however they like for minimal bulk and size. The large inner side pocket is perfect for storing cash or credit cards, while other pockets can hold everything from your house key to patch kit. This bag is slightly longer than the SILCA phone or EOLO wallet, but thinner and narrower.

Made in the USA
Nylon Colored Interior Liners
Upcycled Bicycle Inner Tubes and Wetsuit Neoprene
Nylon Teeth and Zinc Zipper
Weather-resistant exterior
17.5cm L x 9cm W x 2cm T empty (Dimensions will change when packed)
MSRP $45


FlipBelt Crops

These are great for runners, college students, mom’s/women on the go or anyone who likes to rock athletic wear!

Introducing FlipBelt Crops, functional workout crops that solves the common problem of where to put our stuff when we are working out or simply on the go.

These amazing athletic crops allow you to carry all of your essentials (phone, keys, money, inhaler and more) comfortably with you hands free while you are at the gym, hitting the trails or out and about.

You will never look at your athletic wear the same again.

FlipBelt Crops Highlights:
Rear Zipper – A hidden pocket provides easy access to smaller items such as cash and cards.
Front Pockets – Multiple front access points are perfect for storing one’s phone, keys, gel, water, and more.
Key Hook – A built-in key hook gives an extra level of security for car and house keys.
Moisture Wicking & Anti-Microbial Fabric – They’re built to support and endure the toughest workouts.
Comfortable Design – Flatlock seams and a 4-way stretch cut down on chafing while exercising.
Machine Wash and Dry – An easy care regimen keeps laundry day simple.
Retail Price–$89.00


GU Energy Stroopwafel

GU Energy Stroopwafel, Campfire S’mores flavor, $22.50 for box of 16, $1.40 for single.
GU turned a favorite campfire snack into a portable Energy Stroopwafel to fuel your next ride, run or adventure. This new flavor is packed with quality ingredients: carbohydrates for energy, amino acids to protect your muscles, and electrolytes to help you hydrate. Grab one to enjoy with your morning coffee, or take it with you to eat on-the-go!


Muc-Off 8 in 1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit

The Muc-Off 8 in 1 Bicycle Cleaning Kit is perfect for any lover of bikes. Complete their Nano Tech Bike Cleaner, Expanding Microcell Sponge, Soft Washing Brush, Detailing Brush, Claw Brush, Two Prong Brush, Bike Spray and Storage Tub this kit has pretty much everything you need to keep your bike looking nice and tidy. Making it a great Christmas gift for the bicycle obsessed friend or family member.


Darrell Parks’ 2018 Calendar
Photographer Darrell Parks’ 2018 Cycling Calendar is packed with his breathtaking photography featured here on PEZ throughout the year. This year’s calendar showcases the two biggest stage races in the USA with stunning images from the Amgen Tour of California and the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The 11 by 17 inch, spiral bound, calendar includes sixteen 8.5 by 11 inch full color images. The calendars are $15.95 plus shipping and handling.

Order your “Darell Parks 2018 Cycling Calendar” here: https://www.darrellparks.com/Calendar.html


Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.


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