Listen to Music While Cycling With Slipstreamz.
For my entire cycling career, I had never once even considered listening to music while cycling. On the other hand, without my iPod shuffle, I couldn’t run to the end of my driveway without getting bored. Well, last week I decided to take the plunge and I threw in my Nike Flight earbuds and saddled up.
Man, was I disappointed. First off, wearing sunglasses, a helmet, and wrap around ear buds was just plain uncomfortable. Then, when I hit any speed higher than 10 mph, the wind noise made the music pretty much impossible to hear. Naturally, I got home and told myself, “there has to be some better way to listen to music while biking,” and went straight to Google.com. That’s when I stumbled upon a product called Slipstreamz.
Slipstreamz is a great system for listening to music while biking. Many cyclers out there are very opposed to listening to music while cycling for safety reasons, but Slipstreamz seems to have kept safety in mind. Slipstreamz are designed in such a way that they knock down road noise, and actually make it easier to hear your surroundings. I only recommend listening to music on trails so you don’t have to worry about traffic. Also, for your safety and the safety of everyone else on the trails, make sure your music isn’t too loud to the point you can’t hear “on your left” calls, etc.
Slipstreamz work by attaching to your helmet chin strap, and then you slide in your standard iPod earbuds (or standard earbuds) into the little pouch. That’s really all there is too it. Slipstreamz also claims that they will keep your ears warm, which is a bonus for the chillier cycling months ahead.
Get all of your Slipstreamz details here. [slipstreamz.com]