- £100 to spend on warm winter stuff………what would you get??
£5 tesco fleece and cut the arms off
£10 worth of cheap thermal base layers from TK Maxx
£25 pair of Sealskins and some merino socks
£35 Fox Antifreeze gloves
£25 as a downpayment on a hooker
If any of these aren't required then £44 Altura Attack waterproof trousersPosted 7 years agoMSPSubscriber
Don't get sealskins they are crap, buy these instead and wear over normal socks.
The problem with sealskins is that most of the insulation is outside the waterproof membrane, so when they get wet they still transmit heat away from the body.Posted 7 years ago
Same is true of wet merino wool, it may be marginally better than normal wool when wet but if you are getting wet synthetic fibres are far superior, merino is nice if you are staying dry.TooTallMember
Buff for the ear warmingPosted 7 years ago
Knee warmers – brilliant for the colder weather
Arm warmers – makes any top long-sleeved regardless of how big you are
DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks – my default socks all year round now
Last year's warm gloves – reduced in price but not in performanceBigJohnSubscriber
When the weather is really horrible (cold, rain, windy, whatever) I find it very hard to drag myself out of the house. My imagination of how cold I will feel is almost always worse than the actual experience. Therefore, the items that you buy that will make you think "that's OK, I'll be warm and toasty all ride" will be the ones that are best value. They'll double the amount of rides you do.
With me it's waterproofs. I hate the idea of starting in the rain so a couple of mudguards, some overtrousers and a boil in the bag jacket overcome my fear. The outer layers usually come off at the top of the first hill and rarely get put back on.Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Oh, mudguards, doh! Yep, so obvious I forgot. SKS Shockboard for the front… Not sure what for the rear, crudcatcher fixed some of their issues but still not perfect, might still be the best though.
"The problem with sealskins is that most of the insulation is outside the waterproof membrane, so when they get wet they still transmit heat away from the body."
That's why you get the merino liners. Keeps (most) water out and keeps you toasty.Posted 7 years ago
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