- Sir Rannulph Fienne
Going out for a ride and coming home freezing and numb in unfortunate places is a very popular excuse not to ride outdoors during the winter. Thankfully, many apparel companies offer such fantastic solutions to keep you warm that that cop-out has become a moot point.
Here are some shining stars of cold weather cycling apparel.
These are available in a mean’s and a women’s version. They’re windproof and breathable, which is a key combination to look for.
If something is windproof without being breathable, it will feel like you’re wearing a garment made of plastic. Your perspiration will have no way of evaporating. As a result, you’ll get clammy and very cold.
These tights don’t have a chamois, so they can be used for other cold weather pursuits as well.
Motorcycle-inspired styling and well thought out details make this jacket a must-have. Windstopper X-fast fabric is windproof and stretchy, making the feel simply amazing. The fit is designed for a cycling position and keeps you well covered without riding up in the back.
Made of the same Windstopper X-Fast fabric as the Primavera Jacket, and is completely windproof and water-resistant. The zipper is stubble friendly, and the storm flap is extremely effective at blocking a common place that wind penetrates many garments.
Please do share: what is your favorite winter riding apparel item?