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SPOT Gen 3: Safety beyond Cell Reception

The SPOT Gen 3 has been designed for those who regularly venture into the wilderness, beyond cell phone reception and for extended periods of time. I’ve been planning some remote trips for myself and was keen to see how the device is applied outdoors.

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Ultraspire Lumen 600 review

Waist-mounted running lights are a novel idea. The lower mounted lamp (compared to traditional headlamps) light up the area similar to what professional photographers use on shoots, translating to better visibility of obstacles as well as improved vision of the contours and subtleties by creating shadows – i.e. it is directly applicable to technical single track.

I checked out the Ultraspire Lumen 600 to see how it performs on the road and trail.


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Versus Socks Review

Versus has quickly become South Africa’s favourite pair of cycling socks – our local hero. I actually don’t know any cyclist who doesn’t own a pair. The Bananas sock has been spotted all around the country and is a staple at every single gathering of cyclists: from races to coffee runs. I got my hands on a few pairs and checked them out.

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Why I sold my Apple Watch

I’m not really an early adopter, but in December I picked up the Apple Watch for “free” by activating the Discovery Vitality Apple Watch Benefit on their Active Rewards program. A couple of months later I sold it. Here is why…

Finni Flight 1969 Cycling Socks Review

I likes me some good looking socks and local brand Finni has been tempting me with their social media posts for months now. I eventually couldn’t resist and put a few pairs of their socks to the test.

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Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Review

With my sights set on completing my first Ultra Distance trail this year, it was time for me to find a shoe that could match the longer treks. The local trail scene has been buzzing about Altra and the Lone Peak 2.5 was the shoe that I flexed my wallet for.