Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

Great clothing for winter cycling

11 Oct , 2016  

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.

Primal Bokeh Women’s Cycling Jersey

primal-jerseyKeep the wind and chill out while cycling this winter in a Primal Bokeh heavyweight jersey.

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

Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0 Thermo Bibtights+

Men's bib tights

Men’s bib tights

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+

Women's bib tights

Women’s bib tights

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.

Madison Stellar jacket

Stellar for men.

Stellar for men.

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.

Stellar for women.

Stellar for women.

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.

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A journalist, web copywriter blogger and social media chatterbox, Fiona combines her love of the outdoors – especially Scotland – with a diverse freelance work life. If she's not at her desk writing about the outdoors, she'll be outside cycling, running, kayaking, snowboarding and walking Munros. She shares her outdoors passion with partner, the G-Force. Sometimes her teenage daughter Little Miss Outdoors tags along, too.