Introducing Makers and Riders


Again, sorry for such a lapse in posts! Gearing up to move to the opposite end of the world isn’t exactly easy…Anyway, what better way to get back into the swing of things than by introducing a new cycling apparel company? I’m hyped to introduce Makers and Riders, (formerly Nonetheless Garments) Chicago-based producers of high quality cycling apparel made in the USA.

Man oh man, If I was planning on staying in Vermont I’d definitely be picking up a pair of the 3-season Epodic NeoShell Weatherproof Trousers…these things look so damn warm! Have a look at a few details below and make sure to check out all the offerings from Makers and Riders.


Waterproof technology has remained about the same since the very first hard shell. Breathability is achieved through diffusion: moisture and heat create enough pressure that moisture vapor finally passes through the fabric. Soft shells trade waterproofness for greater breathability by making use of convection: a constant exchange of air allows more moisture vapor to escape. The airflow in conventional waterproof / breathables is close to zero whether you’re active or not. Breathability claims for these fabrics are typically based on static testing conditions so the second you walk outside, the claims are irrelevant. A more accurate measure of breathability is found with Dynamic Breathability Testing which accounts for real world conditions like wind and movement.
5-pocket design for safely storing your mobile devices, debauchery, and cards
Trouser style welts in rear and dress suit front pockets with internal hand pockets
Our exclusive designed Gull Wing Gusseted crotch for more freedom of movement
Purpose Aggressive Gripper waistband for non-slipping performance
Anti-Sprocket leg openings (7” inch openings)
Deep pocket bags for safer storage
Pocket Bags are self-cleaning, feature a Wicked Dry Management System, 3M Scotch Guard and anti-odor resistant properties

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