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KIT BAG – DIRTY WASHIN’ | RINSE HOLD

OK, so in a mad dash to get the magazine done on time I had to grab a few things out of my kit bag for this issue. It’s not actually dirty washing but stuff left in my bag which I took to a shoot recently on Ben Nevis.

DIRT ISSUE 129 – NOVEMBER 2012

Words by Steve Jones. Photo by Steve Jones

That crazy blue and red jacket you see there is Editor Mike Rose’s Surface Windjamma jacket…pedal friendly cut, quick drying fabric, you get the idea. Mike says he got it in for days when he “wants to look like Chris Akrigg”! £64.98 www.surface-clothing.com

Scott shorts. Got these off the Scott boys down in Chatel in the summer. Liked them for riding and also hanging about in. Also been with me on a two–week trek through the Pyrenees. Abrasion resistant, breathable and water repellent, both highly recommended. £64.95 www.scott-sports.com

There’s a real scarcity of solid high–top riding shoes at the minute, a gap that is fully filled by these Teva Links Mid that have good shock absorption, support and all round protection. A reliable, hard wearing shoe for aggressive riding. £89.99 www.teva.co.uk

Giro gloves. Super well made, simple and comfy. These are the DND’s £29.99 www.giro.com. And don’t forget the new Giro Feature as an ace trail lid (with some new colourways for 2013) £69.99.

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