All helmets are made of EPS, styrofoam, which is supposed to crush on impact. More surface area touching your head less crush. This Catlike design has minimal EPS surface area touching your head, so it will crush easily on impact. That's what we want. I'm still recovering from a brain injury I got wearing a helmet that placed a lot of EPS surface area against my head, and did NOT crush on impact. For six months I couldn't make new memories. Not recommended. This helmet is an awesome answer to that challenge. And excellent fit and airflow. Yay.
Well-made shorts, which I use on my daily 10 mi. commute. Padding good for short to mid-length outings (say, under 80 mi.). For me (5'11, 170 lbs), the cut is about perfect - I like the length, and find them just snug enough. I find the comparable Pearl Izumi product a bit long and too snug. The LG padding is a bit more robust. I initially bought one of each, then bought two more of the LG.
These are very well-made shorts. Padding good for shorter outings (say, under 50 mi.). For me (5'11, 170 lbs), they're a little longer than I'd like, and I find them a overly snug on the thighs. I found the comparable Louis Garneau product more to my liking. The LG padding is a bit more substantial, tho' the PI shorts are arguably slightly better made overall.
I have finally found the right shoes for me. After years of trying different brands (Shimano, Giro, Specialized) these are the ones that just work. They have the Boa style adjustment which work better then anything I have used in the past. Also, there is a heel cup adjustment, should you need it. I actually tried them on at the store, and they felt a little tight, but broke in very quickly. I find them so comfortable, that I often forget that they are on, both on, and off the bike. The sole stiffness seems to give good power transfer so much so, that I switched my road bike to a single sided SPD pedal and use them on it,as well as my gravel bike. The only down side is cost, they are by far the most expensive shoes that I have ever bought. That said, the build quality and comfort are worth it. Plus, the shoes have replaceable bottom lugs, and Boa system, so it should be a long time before they ever need full replacement.