[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Girl Bike Love was at the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah this week getting a peek at the goods coming out this fall for women cyclists. Here’s a few items we found that make our list of must-haves.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8049,8050″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]You don’t always need a backpack, but when you go mountain biking, the Osprey Verve or Raven women’s specific hydration packs are a good choice for holding your water and cycling essentials. Osprey is changing the colors and style of its packs for 2016. The Verve now comes in 9 and 3 liter sizes and are a good pack for a two-hour or less mountain bike ride. The Raven 10 or 14 are larger packs for those epic days on the bike or a hike. Osprey now slants the top zipper for easier access to the water bladder and it added a bottom tool pocket with a pouch (tools not included). The bottom pocket puts the weighty items in the right place so your jacket and bars won’t be crushed. The new colors are flashy blue, midnight and brilliant red and will be available this winter. Can’t wait.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Osprey Packs” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8055,8053″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Camelback changed a few things with its Solstice lumbar pack including an interior zipper that allows easy access to the water bladder for cleaning. This 100L pack is good for extra long days on the mountain bike when you want to be styling in bright colors.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Camelback” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8060,8058,8059″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Lole introduces its Gateway pant in a sophisticated herringbone made of recycled fabric, stretchy enough for action but fits so the legs won’t get caught in your chain. Match it up with a bright cardio top so you’ll stand out in traffic.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Lole” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8063,8062″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Who doesn’t love a new pair of socks? You’ve heard of Farm to Table, now here’s Farm to Feet, a relatively new company (two years old) making merino wool socks from sheep in the United States. The Mt. Airy, North Carolina brand prides itself on its all-American recipe of woolies and guarantees its socks for life. Sales associate Travis Smith says he quit smoking in April and lost 60 pounds running in Farm to Feet’s 3/4 crews. Sock-it-to-’em, Travis![/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Farm to Feet” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8068,8069,8070,8071″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Velo Bling Designs recycles unused bike parts to make its bracelets, necklaces, belly button rings, bottle stoppers, key chains and more. Some of the jewelry is made with crystals but is funky enough for men too. The designers use bike parts from the manufacturer that were not good enough for market but are perfect for bling. Now that adds a twist to your ride![/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Velo Bling Designs” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8075″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Protect your noggin’ and look stylish in Smith’s Overtake road helmet and matching PivLock Arena sunglasses in its newest color called Opal. The helmet is basically the same design as in previous years but adds a bit more ventilation so you don’t sweat. Awesome feature: When tested, the temple cutouts prevented the helmet from knocking on the top of my glasses. The Overtake helmet is $220. Arena sunglasses are $159. Both also come in Shocking Pink.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Smith” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8077,8078,8079,8080″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Fuel up with Clif Bar’s latest protein bar in chocolate chip cookie dough or try the crunchy, chocolately organic trail mix. Both are gluten free. One of my favorite go-to treats for any ride is the Honey Stinger organic energy chews, now in grapefruit. If you prefer something sweeter, then try the thin organic honey waffles now in carmel flavor.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Clif Bar” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][vc_button2 title=”Honey Stinger” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8084,8085,8086″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Thule is more than just a bike rack company. It also makes bike trailers, child seats and strollers. These products allow you to go for a ride with your kids, and the trailer conveniently converts to a stroller. Who knew?[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Thule” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”8089,8090″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Garmin was at OR showcasing two new safety products, which we think are pretty geekin’ cool. First is their Varia Review Radar, which tells a cyclist how close an approaching car is coming from behind. The second gadget is Varia Smart Bike Light, which essentially is a blinker that connects to the back of the seat and flashes a bright red or yellow light to alert drivers which way you are turning. Safety first.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Garmin” style=”rounded” color=”blue” size=”md” link=”||”][/vc_column][/vc_row]