When it comes right down to it you probably already own everything you actually need to ride a bike and look cool, but it is a truth universally acknowledged that a stylish bike rider sometimes just wants to buy awesome stuff because it is, well, awesome. Recently during my wanders around the actual world and the world wide web I have come across a few things that I suspect might be awesome, and that I want to buy but can’t afford to. If you can afford to buy them or could afford to buy them at some point in the past, and did, please let me if they are as pimp as you wanted them to be. Otherwise you can simply enjoy this virtual window-shopping journey with me. Unless, of course, any of these companies wants to gift me one of their products (it is almost Christmas you know), I would be cool with that.
I first saw these bags on no less of a website than Vice, the world centre of uber-cool-hipster-ish things, so I have it on bombproof authority that they are ultra cool. They are weatherproof and are made from canvas, so you know they will only get steezier as they age. They cost US$149.
Because everybody needs a floral cap for every day of the week, VandalRGZ has just released a whole bunch of new ones, and they are pimping. They cost US$25.
BO Gear’s new WTF range is made from offcuts leftover from making all its other bags. They are eclectic, environmentally friendly, and you should definitely buy one. A custom Spare Camel pack (like the one pictured) will cost you AU$198.
Brooks J.B. Special Carrera Foldable Helmet
I saw someone walking his bike about London the other day with one of these dangling off his handlebars and thought “wtf?!”. A foldable helmet, what a rad idea, and from a company like Brooks you can basically trust that it is going to be well-made and functional. They don’t meet Australian helmet laws, but the rest of the world can legally enjoy them for 170Euros. Australians can also enjoy them, they are just illegal to wear when you are riding there.
Fifo Cycle Caps
These look like the Rolls Royce of cycling caps, and costing between US$55 and US$192 they have a price to match. But I say style at any price! I especially like heavyweight collection, which is lined with leather – that will keep your head toasty in the northern winter that’s well on its way.
These ponchos will protect your legs from the rain better than a jacket, they have reflective stripes, and they look great. They cost US$149.