A friend of mine with a good connection just gave me a pair of Oakley Half Jackets and oh my God, you guys. They are so, so good. They are very sporty and I'll probably only be wearing them out on the bike, but had I known how good they were I'd have bought a pair by now. They are feather-light, don't budge, and the polarized lenses make even the low-light sections of trail crisp and clear.
I've been trying to undo myself from the clutches of Lululemon (which hasn't been that hard, considering) by trying out other brands. I really liked the Breeze shorts I got from Athleta and I'm hoping they'll come out with a couple of good spin-class-worthy tanks this fall. In the meantime, I took advantage of the Nordstrom sale to try the wildly popular Zella Live In Leggings:
Osprey Hydration Pack
I used to use a fairly minimal Camelbak but the lack of storage and difficulty getting the bladder in and out made me start exploring other options. On a group ride last summer someone recommended Osprey to me and I ended up with this one:
This is no big secret and I'm sure there are better cycling socks out there, but I've been really happy with all my SockGuy socks. They come in a million ridiculous patterns and wear like iron. They don't have padding or anything but I just keep buying them.
|stripes and unicorns!|
Now, please tell me what sporty crap you like in the comments so I feel less alone.