So this week, we’re doing a Decathlon special as they very kindly sent us a whole load of stuff to review. The great thing about Decathlon is that whatever you buy, whether it’s in the sale or not, you always feel like you’re getting a great deal. You really don’t have to spends hundreds of pounds on cycling gear when you can pick it up at prices like these!
First up this ladies top which is available in pink, blue or black. It’s very comfortable and lightweight to wear so perfect for riding in this hot weather. It’s got a half-length zip at the front with 3 pockets at the rear. It could do with a zipped pocket for extra security but if you carry a backpack then this isn’t a problem. Really love the coral colour and you can even get matching socks if you want to look extra stylish!
Yes you read that price right, £3.99! You would be excused for thinking that they’re a waste of money but we tried them and honestly, they do the job just fine! They’ve obviously not got all the bells and whistles that the higher priced glasses come with but they’re super lightweight with wide lenses which to be honest is all you really need. Check out our full review here
The main thing to say about this saddlebag is that it’s pretty small. If it’s your only means of transporting anything then it’s probably not the one for you as you’ll need to choose between repair stuff and personal items – you can’t get both in. However, if you carry a rucksack (ie commuting) and want a small overflow area where you can just put a tool and an inner tube and forget about them, then it will do the job just fine. It’s actually really well made with a strong zip and canvas material that has rubber strengthening. Read our full review here
We just love this bag! You can use it as a pannier bag when you’re cycling and then as a shoulder bag when you get off your bike. It’s also really nice looking – you wouldn’t be embarrassed walking around the shops with it. It’s very easy to attach and remove from the bike and there is a locking system so that it doesn’t accidentally fall off. You can carry a 13″ laptop in it and it also has compartments for a notebook and a couple of zip-up pockets inside.
These are the lowest price fingerless gloves you can get at Decathlon. Having tried them, we’d say they’re definitely more suitable for occasional/light use as opposed to for longer, more regular rides. They’re more lightweight than sturdy but if you’ve got a short commute to work or are only planning hour-long rides at the weekend, they’ll definitely help prevent blisters and rubbing. To be honest, for the price, you can’t really expect anything more than that!