Bye Minneapolis

Minneapolis has been great. I've met a lot of women who need gear that works in the ridiculous heat and humidity. Here are a couple of options for those of you looking for summer and/or 4 season gear. 1. Olympia Airglide 3 ($249) Jacket and Pants ($199).

Revzilla is also clearing out the previous version (Airglide 2) for less than $150 each! What I love about these 2 pieces is the removable waterproof, windproof, Insulated liner.  It'll take you between all 4 (reasonable) seasons.  I'm not sure about subzero temps, (for that I'd go with BMG), but certainly for those of you who ride in decent temperatures, it's definitely an outfit to consider.  The fit is also fairly generous, in terms of sizing. I wouldn't call it a European fit, but more in between a Cortech/Tourmaster (generous) cut and a REV'IT/BMW narrow cut.  They even come in silver, so if you're going to ride in the heat, it's a nice alternative to black.


2. REV'IT Turbine Jacket ($359) and Pants($329)

This 2 piece set is ideal for extreme heat. If you do a LOT of desert riding, or riding in extremely warm temps and want something to outperform, this would be a great option.  The fit is also totally different than Olympia, because of the narrower, petite cut. Especially if you have long torso, long arms, long legs.  I am hoping to get my hands on this set for the Bay Area riding this summer that I plan to dive into.