Many people would like to cycle through the winter months, whether as a means to get to work or for fitness and leisure, but they find it difficult to stay warm and dry. We choose three great products for winter cycling.
The fabric is designed for wearing in cooler conditions but still allows sweat to evaporate away from the skin.
The jersey boasts a soft, brushed back for comfort and a two-way stretch for freedom of movement.
It is made to offer women a more relaxed fit so you could easily wear other layers beneath the jersey.
There are three useful rear pockets and a full-length zip.
Price £60 from shop.primaleurope.com
Bib tights are ideal for keeping you warmer on chilly days. Look for bibs with higher waists to stop the wind getting to back and waist.
It’s important that you choose the right fit for the best comfort in the saddle so buy men’s bib tights or women’s bib tights.
It’s up to you whether they are full length or three-quarters but the less skin there is exposed to the elements the warmer you’ll stay.
The men’s Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0 Thermo Bibtights+ feature doubled fabric in the knee area and back seat to protect against wind and spray. Other features include flat-lock seams and reflective details.
£119 from Evans Cycles for Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0 Thermo Bibtights+
For women, choose bib tights that are designed to allow for easier access in the bathroom. For example, Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Thermo Lady bibtights have a handy rear zip. They cost £99.99.
The Stellar is a 2.5-layer construction jacket that is fully taped to provide high levels of waterproofing, windproofing and breathability.
The relaxed but tailored cycle specific fit is comfortable and functional and ideal for commuting or leisure cycling.
The jacket also has an extended drop tail to give good coverage against dirt and spray from wet roads. When off the bike you can tuck the back up to be hidden thanks to a special magnets design.
Large reflective panels wrap around the arms and lower back and offer superb night-time visibility. The jacket also features a zippered rear pocket and a clip to fit a rear LED light.
Stellar men’s and women’s waterproof jacket cost £99.99 at Madison.