7MESH GLIDEPATH SHORT - $140
7Mesh's Glidepath has been a favorite short since it's release. It's weight is perfect for summer use, the fit is not-too-tight and not-too-baggy. The waist adjusters work well. They call the fabric a Soma 2-way stretch woven. The stretch is subtle and not obvious, but the shorts have never felt constricting. The zip pockets have an internal organizer, so your phone stays put. Like most of their pieces, you can tell they thought long and hard about how a mountain bike short should work. Works great for bikepacking as well due to its light weight and quick-drying properties. Did we mention we love the rust color? We do.
7MESH NORTHWOODS WINDSHELL - $175
7Mesh has killed it with all their Jackets. The Resistance and Revelation jackets are already hall of famers. So, we were excited to try their take on a wind jacket. The Northwoods does not disappoint. The fit is trimmer than my Patagonia Houdini, which I like, and definitely performs better in the flap test - meaning it doesn't much. The brushed tricot trim on the hood brim and chin guard are a nice touch and don't seem to add much if any weight. Weight weenies and bikepackers will love it, since it's sub-4 oz. and packs up to practically nothing. I've been wearing it just over a wool undershirt all Spring and that's been perfect for most days. I love the “titanium” color and it's low key enough that I've been wearing it around as street wear as well. Very versatile piece that will continue to get lots of use. Recommended.