Gear We’re Testing: Vintage reissue sunglasses, a trusty day pack and a badass mountain biking helmet

Gear We’re Testing: Vintage reissue sunglasses, a trusty day pack and a badass mountain biking helmet

Featured Image: Courtesy of Mt. Bachelor

Welcome to another roundup of Editor’s Reviews from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear we’re testing. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on the products, below, then visit us again on Monday for more awesome gear coverage.

Gregory Drift 14 backpack

On a recent trip to the Monarch Crest Trail just outside Salida, CO, this pack proved its worthiness from the get-go.

“Longer days on the bike or hiking trail require not only greater preparation but also increased supplies. From snacks to tools to extra clothing, it’s essential to be sufficiently geared up and the Drift 14 is an excellent pack for the job…” Read more.

POC Tectal mountain biking helmet

In addition to its aggressive, badass look, the Tectal has some supreme protective qualities included in its build.

“POC adds aramid (a synthetic fiber used in bulletproof vests) into the outer shell and then molds it together with the helmet’s EPS liner which produces a incredibly durable and lightweight dome guard…” Read more.

Dakine Charger S/S bike jersey

The “Color By Number” print features beautiful nature renderings of trees, mountains, bears and elk.

“In addition to style, the Charger utilizes ventilated underarm mesh panels to prevent overheating and promote stretch, while its polyester build…” Read more.

Julbo Vermont Classic sunglasses

Handmade in France, these glacier glasses utilize burly yet beautiful lenses.

“Julbo celebrates its 125th anniversary by bringing back the fan-favorite Vermont Classic, an icon of mountaineering culture that dates back to the 1950s…” Read more.

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