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Five cool cycling products we're testing from GripGrab, Vulpine, Pirelli, and Muc-Off

In-depth reviews of these gloves, warmers and tyres are coming soon…

These are the five cool things we're testing at the moment, with comprehensive reviews of the GripGrab's Insulator 2 Gloves to Vulpine's Merino Padded Boxers, Pirelli's Cinturato All Road gravel tyres, and Muc-Off's AirMach Mini Pump coming very soon. In the meantime, you can check out our existing published reviews over here.

GripGrab Insulator 2 Hi Vis Spring-Autumn Gloves - £34.95

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GripGrab's Insulator 2 Spring-Autumn Gloves are lightweight gloves that are perfect for cooler spring and autumn days. They're available in sizes XS to XXL, and offer a snug fit thanks to their stretchy, breathable material.

> What to wear for autumn cycling — your ultimate guide to staying comfortable on the bike when the leaves start falling

They also benefit from a silicone gripper pattern for a secure handlebar grip, touchscreen compatibility, and a thumb sweat wiper and reflective detailing for added safety in low-light conditions. 

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GripGrab AquaRepel Water-Resistant Leg Warmers - £59.95

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These high-performance leg warmers claim to offer top-tier weather protection, boasting a three-layer construction with an integrated waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane. They're designed for winter warriors, they keep your legs shielded from the harshest elements.

> Best arm and leg warmers for cycling 2023 — take the chill off your limbs with these versatile cycling accessories

The lower portion features a four-way stretch softshell fabric with welded seams for complete rain and road spray defence, while the upper leg incorporates a soft brushed fabric for added insulation and flexibility. The warmers feature a PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, and silicone grippers, and are made from 85% recycled materials. 

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Vulpine Merino Padded Boxers - £50

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These Vulpine cycling-specific boxers are crafted from odourless and highly breathable pure merino wool and feature an Italian CyTech chamois pad for superior performance. The slimmed-down pad eliminates chafing and remains discreet under outerwear, while the silicone leg grippers and soft elasticised waistband should keep them in place. There's a button fly for convenience and flatlock seams for added comfort.

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Pirelli Cinturato All Road gravel tyres - £44.99

2023 Pirelli Cinturato All Road gravel tyres

The Cinturato All Road tyre is the go-to choice for gravel bike riders seeking a smooth and speedy journey. Designed to excel on the tarmac, hardpack trails, and light gravel, it boasts a robust tubeless-ready 60tpi carcass with bead-to-bead protection, guarding against lateral cuts on various terrains.

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The slick central line ensures rapid and smooth rides on pavement, while gradually increasing paddle knobs provide traction on light gravel. For confident cornering, it features aggressive knobs inspired by the Scorpion MTB tyre range. The ProCompound Gravel formulation enhances mileage, and TechWALL adds cut and puncture protection.

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Muc-Off AirMach Mini Pump - £30

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Gone are the days when Muc-Off was known for its lubes and workshop products. The brand now offers a host of accessories and even clothing, and this Mini Pump is one of them. Crafted with precision-machined aluminium, the mini pump boasts a durable 6063 aluminium construction and has a pull-out hose with a reversible CNC machined valve head that works with both Presta and Schrader valves.

> Best cycling mini pumps 2023 — tiny tools to get your tyres topped up

It's said to be able to pump your tyres up to 110psi and measures 155.4mm in length, 24.5mm in diameter, and weighs just 78g.

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Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for off-road.cc. She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops. 

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andystow | 9 months ago
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I'd be interested in how those padded boxers do for cycling to the office under synthetic trousers, then keeping them on all day and cycling home. I've tried it before with some cheap liner shorts from Amazon, and stopped doing it after too many days with an all-day "swamp butt" feeling.

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Simon E replied to andystow | 9 months ago
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Surely simpler (and better hygiene) if you change your undies when you get to work?

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mattw replied to Simon E | 9 months ago
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You wear undies?

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Simon E replied to mattw | 9 months ago
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mattw wrote:

You wear undies?

Yes. Don't you?

I occasionally use padded undershorts while on the bike but wouldn't want to wear them all day at work.

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andystow replied to Simon E | 9 months ago
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Currently I wear normal undies, either synthetic or wool, which dry quickly and I stay comfy and clean all day. It was just the pad that made it awful.

No good changing facilities here, I'd be walking a long way or just changing in a cramped mens room stall. If I had to change anyway, I would just wear cycling shorts to get to work.

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