PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’19 #2
Gift Guide #2 Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is less than a month away. In the ‘PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2’ we have a mixed bunch of suggestions: Shop inflator by Arundel, Diesel Sunglasses, MINT Cycling socks, Shortfit Carbon FX Wide by Selle San Marco, EnCase by Wolf Tooth, PEARL iZUMi clothing, HydraPak hydration system, helmet from Smith, and Nathan’s AdaptiveFit VaporAir/Airess. More gift ideas to come.
You can see ‘Gift Guide #1’ HERE.
Arundel – Shop Inflator, Pump less, ride more!
■ For use with home or shop compressors, this hand-held inflator is compatible with Presta valves
■ Comes complete with a Woodsman pump head.
■ We added a clever valve plunger within the otherwise standard Woodsman pump head that allows the gauge to show actual tire pressure rather than air hose pressure.
■ 2” diaphragm-type gauge for durability, with PSI and BAR graduations
■ A type 15 Industrial Interchange male fitting is already installed.
In stock now
More info at: www.arundelbike.com
Diesel Sunglasses Collection
Diesel DL0240 01A (Cdn $90) is a stalwart of the Diesel Sunglasses Collection, is one of the hottest trends of the season and a natural choice for both men and women.
You can find this pair and many more on SmartBuyGlasses.
SmartBuyGlasses is Canada’s most trusted online eyewear retailer, and with one of the largest selections of styles, you’re sure to find your perfect pair of glasses. SmartBuyGlasses has also a 3D Try-on Software, you can try on the glasses you like before the order and see how they look like on your face.
Shop from the comfort of your home. SmartBuyGlasses offer you 24-months warranty, FREE shipping and they guarantee you the best price in the market.
• Shop for more Sunglasses at Amazon here
Freshly Minted – MINT Cycling socks
What better way to give then to stuff a stocking with cycling sock stuffer? When you give the gift of MINT Cycling socks you are also donating a percentage of sales to NICA to get more kids on bikes. MINT cycling socks are designed with style in mind, often borrowing colors and patterns from mid-century modern forms. Each freshly minted sock is limited edition; once they’re gone, they’re gone. MINT socks are designed in the USA and made in Italy.
Shortfit Carbon FX Wide by Selle San Marco
The SHORTFIT saddle was created to meet the needs of the most demanding cyclists who, for certain types of training sessions or rides, rotate their bust/chest a lot moving to a position close to the handlebars. The special ergonomic shape of this new saddle features reduced length and ensures proper support in the generous rear section and optimum pressure distribution in the front section.
The long central cutout (Open-Fit) guarantees all-day comfort and support on the whole length of the saddle. This feature improves the blood ﬂow preventing numbness and provides relief from pressure on the perineum. Recommended for individuals with averagely high pelvic rotation and for women bikers.
Shortfit features the side profile of the seating surface with a central depression of more than 5 mm that is similar to a curved line. For this reason, it is listed as Waved saddle.
Recommended for individuals with both ﬂat back (retroverted pelvis) and accentuated lumbar arch (anteverted pelvis).
■ Rail: Carbon Waist – DNA
■ Shell: Carbon Fiber Reinforced
■ Foam: Biofoam
■ Cover: Microfeel
■ Dimension: 250 x 144 mm
■ Weight: 150 gr
■ Level: Carbon FX
EnCase System from Wolf Tooth Components
The EnCase System product line by Wolf Tooth Components is a new in-bike storage solution with essential cycling multi-tools that meets the needs of almost any trailside or roadside repair. These are multi-tools that will keep you riding for everyday fixes or help you get back to the trailhead or the next town for any major repairs. These first EnCase System items are designed to be discreetly stored inside handlebar ends during rides and is compatible with most mountain and road bars.
A key feature of the patent-pending EnCase System is the storage sleeves. The engineered design and rubber material of the sleeves keeps everything securely in place, prevents the multi-tools from rattling, and protects the multi-tools from dirt and moisture while still being simple to remove without tools. A rubber flap at the opening of the storage sleeves can be trimmed for a custom fit; since inner diameter varies from handlebar to handlebar, these were designed to allow for a bit of simple tailoring to make for a snug fit no matter the bars. The sleeves are capped by precision-machined aluminum bar plugs for protection and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, extra space was created in the bar plugs to store a presta-to-schrader adapter and valve core or a master link for support on the trail.
The first two multi-tools in the EnCase System are the Hex Bit Wrench and the Chain + Tire Plug. The Hex Bit Wrench has 14 functions: spoke wrench; valve core wrench; flat head bit; Phillips bit; hex key sizes 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm; and Torx compatible sizes T10, T25, T30. All bits are stored within the handle pockets and held in place via magnets and O-rings. The handle of the Hex Bit Wrench is also a breaker bar with swivel head. The Chain + Tire Plug multi-tool has a chain tool compatible with any 8-12 speed chain and tire plug insertion tool with storage for plugs to fix flats in tubeless tires. These multi-tools were specifically designed to fit into EnCase System Storage Sleeves, but will be equally at home in a jersey pocket or on a workbench.
These storage sleeves and multi-tools are just the first items in the new EnCase System product line, with additional tools, accessories, and storage options in the works for the coming months.
PEARL iZUMi – The PRO AMFIB SHELL ($225) is PEARL iZUMi’s most technical outer layer, but also most versatile.
With a PRO 3-layer, 4-way stretch AmFIB® Softshell fabric that is windproof, water-resistant and 50% more breathable than typical membranes. Also features PI Dry® water shedding technology that provides all weather performance, a bonded neck, cuffs and hem to minimize bulk. A 2-way water resistant Vislon® Aquaguard zipper is easy to use with gloves for quick ventilation and the two back pockets plus zippered center pocket balance ease of access and all-weather security + BioViz® reflective elements for low-light visibility.
PEARL iZUMi – The MERINO LS BASELAYER ($90) is a highly technical base layer that delivers true sustainable performance.
Made with Transfer Merino fabric that combines wool and Recycled Repreve® XS Polyester technical fibers for sustainable technical performance. Uses a unique plated fabric construction that places the polyester next to your skin and the merino on the exterior for superior moisture transfer and thermal regulation.
ArcticFusion Insulated Drink Tube and updated ShapeShift 2L (or 3L) reservoir from HydraPak.
Ice belongs on the mountain, not in your hydration system. This innovative solution, comprised of 3mm TPU tube with foam insulation, is a premium tube system that helps keeps water flowing in freezing temps. It has a Phaser bite valve for steady flow and includes a protective cover, 50% more foam insulation than competing brands designed for cold weather riding, and a universal 1/4” diameter Plug-N-Play™ quick connect system for all HydraPak reservoirs, like the compatible ShapeShift 2L with updated slider top, re-engineered barb hose technology for 20% faster flow rate, and new dual FlexGrip™ technology that increases flexibility of the opening and makes it easier to fill, carry, and access in a pack.
The Trace is the pinnacle all-around road helmet from Smith to weather long rides and steep climbs.
Evolving its commitment to exceeding protection standards for road riders, Smith continues its use of proven, lightweight Aerocore™ in-mold construction by fully surrounding the interior of the helmet in Koroyd®. The use of Koroyd provides integrated skeletal structure and complete ventilated protection by working directly with the internal air channels and open intake and exhaust ports of the helmet to provide maximum airflow while riding. Created to efficiently absorb direct impacts, all 8 color options of the Trace include a multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS®) lining that reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. Also includes Smith’s proprietary AirEvac™ system to relieve built up hot air and prevent fogging when worn with performance eyewear, while ultimate eyewear integration is further achieved through storage channels on the side of the helmet that hold glasses in place during grueling climbs. Additional features include VaporFit™ adjustable fit system, XT2® anti-bacterial performance lining, ultra-light single layer webbing and light mount compatibility.
Utilizing Nathan’s AdaptiveFit system, the VaporAir/Airess 7L has a game changing fit and contours to your form, so that the actual shape of the vest will change with adjustments. From running to biking to nordic skiing, this pack is perfect for any outdoor adventure. Equipped with a 1.5L bladder and front pockets that fit bottles and flasks up to 22oz. The handy kangaroo pouch at the back allows you to take out layers without stopping. The waterproof front pocket is the perfect place to store a phone.
• Buy it at Amazon.com here
Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.
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