Pick ’n’ Mix

Noth­ing fills a stock­ing like some new bike stuff

Cyclist - - Must Have - 1 HACK­NEY GT SOCKS

£10, hack­neygt.com Noth­ing says ‘I love you’ at Christ­mas more than a diamond ring. Or a puppy. Or a puppy car­ry­ing a diamond ring upon a tiny vel­veteen sad­dle tied to its back. Socks, though, come pretty darned close, and th­ese funky pairs from Hack­ney GT pos­si­bly clos­est of all. Each pair is wo­ven from a su­per-stretchy, highly durable cot­ton mix whose colours will keep on pop­pin’ long into the New Year. and even boats, the hum­ble banana has now lent it­self to keep­ing your cy­cling shoes tick­ety-boo. Each Boot Banana is stuffed with a spe­cial mix­ture of ab­sorbent salts and sweet­smelling plant ex­tracts that ab­sorb mois­ture and de­odorise even the sweati­est, stinki­est kicks. Next up: Armpit Peaches. £10, muc-off.com Those in­nu­endo-based clean­ing wizards have been at it again, only this time Muc-off is nip­ping wa­ter and dirt in the bud with Fab­ric Pro­tect. Made from spe­cial nano-par­ti­cles – which, though hard to be­lieve, are even smaller than bis­cuit crumbs – the spray-on Fab­ric Pro­tect will cover your cho­sen gar­ment with a hy­dropho­bic coat­ing that re­pels ev­ery­thing from rain to oil, with­out in­hibit­ing breatha­bil­ity. £69.99, cur­rys.co.uk Feel free to re­coil in hor­ror at our ir­re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour, but here is a pair of head­phones for… cy­cling out­doors. We don’t en­dorse such prac­tices but, for those who do, th­ese Blue­tooth wire­less num­bers make a de­cent stab at al­low­ing am­bi­ent noise – traf­fic, in other words – to be heard along­side Carols From Kings and healthy doses of Slade. Or if you’re read­ing this af­ter Christ­mas, Kraftwerk’s Tour de France.

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