Need some gear to get ready to hit the beach, the lake, or the woods this summer? Here’s a quick summer round up of posts that may be what you are looking for.
BUYER BEWARE: FALSE ADVERTISING
If there is one thing that gets me riled up, it’s this.
A few years back while looking for union made boots online, I found a store called “Union Made” online. I excitedly reviewed the options. Upon closer investigation I found out that their products are not, in fact, union made.
For a while they even had a union bug (the sign that a product is union made, with the union’s local on it) as their company logo. The AFL-CIO sent them to ceases and desist letter.
This falsification is a slap in the face to every man woman and child in this c0untry and around the world who fought and sometimes died for the right to a union, to organization and a voice and dignity on the job.
I could rant about this all day but I will spare you and just link to some articles of people who have researched this.
When asked, Todd Barket the store founder said: “It had nothing to do with unions. I’m surprised that people took the name literally.”
So buyer, beware. Do not shop at UNIONMADE.
Getting back on the road bike after a winter without riding means one thing: a sore saddle.
I decided to invest in bike shorts, lovely padded pants that cushion your tush when you’re on the bike seat.
I found Aero Tech Designs Cyclewear online and ordered a pair. http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/ They manufacture in PA.
I went for the All American Women’s Bike Short– made in the USA. It was even on sale.
I really like the shorts, they are comfortable and feel great on long rides. They don’t have any uncomfortable seems. They are well made. I ordered size large and I am glad I did, they are pretty short.
Not all of their products are made in the USA but a majority are. They are well labeled on their website so you can see which of their gear is American made.