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Craft Cadence mentioned on #seetheair blog!

See The Air is one of the best blogs on the Internet on the topics of air quality, pollution and the science and data behind COVID19. The owner of the site, Sotirios, has written three excellent books: Nicholas - a children's book that raises awareness on the issue of...

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Customer Conversations – Victor from the Netherlands

Recently we got in touch with everyone who purchased our bags in 2020, and we are profiling some of our customers who responded. Victor responded to us and left a brilliant review. Here is what he said. I would like you to know that I very much appreciate the Craft...

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How to wear a surgical mask comfortably all day long

For key workers such as teachers, dentists, health care workers, delivery drivers and many other professional fields, wearing a surgical or medical mask all day long is now a reality to be managed. When wearing surgical masks for prolonged periods, there are usually...

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A guide to Anti Pollution Masks for Running (Post Covid 19)

The use of a running mask for protection against air pollution has generally been seen as a niche choice in the running community. However, since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, the use of face coverings has gained increased attention and incited vigorous debate....

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Craft Cadence Featured on Runner Kao!

This week we were really pleased to have our dedicated sports mask Stride featured on Runner Kao, Singapore's top running/jogging Youtuber channel. In the video, Runner Kao tested and reviewed the Stride after going out for a 10K run. Unsurprisingly, he found the mask...

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Customer Conversations – Hideo from Japan

In another instalment of our customer conversation series, we are happy to bring an amazing account from our passionate customer in Japan. We asked Hideo to give a little introduction and his experience of using the backpack. There is some information about myself....

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Customer Conversations – Martin from Ireland

Recently we got in touch with everyone who purchased our bags in 2020, and we are profiling some of our happy customers. Martin responded to us and left a really amazing review. Here is what he said. I’ve now had the craft cadence backpack almost a month and am very...

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Story behind our Stride running and sports mask

With the lock down due to be lifted in June in the UK, people at large will be resuming their daily lives in a new normal. We have thought long and hard about what that new normal looks like and how we can best support this process. Firstly, we think that there will...

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An Insider’s look into a N95 certified mask filter

When shopping for masks, you will no doubt see claims that the mask is N95 or N99 rated. What does that actually mean, and how does that relate to PM2.5, which is another number that seems ubiquitous when looking for masks. What's the difference between N95 and PM2.5?...

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A detailed breakdown of the new 2020 Cadence backpack

The 2020 version of the Craft Cadence backpack improves on the 2019 Craft Cadence backpack in almost every way.  Here is a comparison of the new features.     Unless otherwise stated, the first picture is the first bag, and the second picture is the new version.     ...

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The ultimate guide to choosing jackets for your commute.

Commuting by bike is a perfect way to get fit, be more productive at work and save yourself time and money. But, in order to cycle safely and comfortably, you need to have the right gear. And a cycling jacket is essential for cycling to work throughout the year,...

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The ultimate guide to wheels for your commuting bike

Getting your commuter bike set up correctly is important for an efficient and safe cycle to work. When it comes to wheels for your bike, picking the right wheels can be difficult. Ultimately, you are looking for a smooth-rolling, efficient and reliable commuter wheel....

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Differences between Amsterdam and London cycling culture

Amsterdam has had the reputation of being one of the leading cities for cycling for a long time. If you visit the city, you’ll find cyclists everwhere - from mothers to police officers, young people to old people, seemingly everyone happily rides a bike. Credit:...

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How to stay visible on your commute?

During busy commuting periods, road users are often rushed, drivers can be distracted by the dark mornings or evenings and iced-up windscreens in the winter cause visibility to be low. It is critical, therefore, for commuters to stay conspicuous at all times. You’ve...

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A Local’s Guide to London’s Cycle Superhighway – CS7

Cover photo credit: Allain Rouiller This is part of series of blogposts covering London's cycle superhighways, from a commuter's perspective. Feel free to comment on your experience of using this superhighway - do keep things civil though! History Cycle Superhighway 7...

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A Local’s Guide to London’s Cycle Superhighway – CS6

Cover Photo Credit: Steve This is part of series of blogposts covering London's cycle superhighways, from a commuter's perspective. Feel free to comment on your experience of using this superhighway - do keep things civil though! History Cycle Superhighway 6, also...

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A Local’s Guide to London’s Cycle Superhighway – CS5

This is part of series of blogposts covering London's cycle superhighways, from a commuter's perspective. Feel free to comment on your experience of using this superhighway - do keep things civil though! History CS5 is a short fully segregated cycle lane that connects...

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A Local’s Guide to London’s Cycle Superhighway – CS3

Cover Photo Credit: Matt Brown This is part of series of blogposts covering London's cycle superhighways, from a commuter's perspective. Feel free to comment on your experience of using this superhighway - do keep things civil though! History CS3 is a 13km long...

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User review – Cadence backpack from Alex in London

This week we are happy to share an user review of our Cadence backpack from one of our customers Alex, who is a commuter and keen cyclist in London.   It was so detailed, came with photos and contained some great advice for us in terms of improving the product in the...

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Introduction to gears for roadbike commuting!

Have you ever been out commuting or riding and found the conditions in which you couldn't find the correct gearing? Trying to find the gearing choice and balance between being stuck in a too high gear or having too low cadence can easily make your commute harder than...

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A beginner’s guide to bicycles for commuting

It used to be easy to pick a bicycle for your commute; chose a road bike for roads, or a mountain bike if you had some off road trails. Now though, walk into a bicycle shop and you are faced with a plethora of bicycle types and a whole load of differing opinions. This...

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Top 7 Strava features for cycling commuters

Strava has changed the way we cycle, for better or worse. Strava is based on an application that track your ride via GPS and publicly ranks your best time on "segments" of road along with other users. Today, we look at some of the features of Strava for the daily...

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What to do if you’re in a cycling accident?

If you cycle lawfully and observantly, chances are you haven't and won’t have an accident on the road. That said, having a road accident can be a stressful time. This guide gives you some tips on what to do in such a situation. It’s worth knowing what to do, even if...

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Nutrition for the cycling commuter

We know nutrition is a big part of performing well, but what do we eat to stay healthy? to maintain energy? or to lose weight. Of course, we still want to perform our best at work, which means maintaining energy levels and keeping a steady blood sugar level across the...

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What are the health benefits of cycle commuting?

As cycle commuters, we know that cycling ought to bring out some health benefits as we have exercising on our way to work and back.  But to what extent?  In this article, we look at scientific studies that have tried to quantify the health benefits of cycling...

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Backpack versus Trunk Bag for bicycle commuting. Fight!

Taking luggage on your bike? There is lots of choice out there. Backpack, pannier bag, trunk bag plus more. This week, we analyse the pros and cons of the rucksack and trunk bag. Which one should you go for? 
Versatility With a backpack you can hop off your bike with...

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The case for using a backpack for cycling commuting

Why commute by bicycle? Commuting by bicycle is fast becoming the best way for a lot of people to get to work. Taking control of when you leave instead of chasing a bus or train.  Bypassing lines of static traffic in city centers makes it the ideal mode of transport...

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