Where's good / recommendations for cold weather gear, please?
Need to bolster the old wardrobe for the coming cold, especially now I’m doing quite a bit of chilly road riding. Any good recommendations of retailers with good bargains at the mo, or clothing in particular – probably looking at a couple of long sleeve jerseys and a lightweight jacket. The jacket in particular I could do with a recommendation on as there’s so much choice and range of pricing… Any thoughts welcome.Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Anything from Endura or Gore Bike wear. You generally need thinner stuff than you think as if you start off riding warm, you’ll end up a sweaty mess. I start off riding quite cold and warm up in the first 15-20 mins riding. Only downside with that is if you get a puncture or a prolonged stop, you freeze a bit.Posted 4 years ago
Well I’ve never really gone in for the jacket options, as have found long-sleeved tops ok, but having done a fairly long ride on Sunday I realised that something jackety is going to have to be acquired. Definitely erring on the thin side, but want it to actually be of use if the rain comes in as well. Possible moon-on-a-stick situation, but there you go!
Good tips, chaps.Posted 4 years agobokononMember
Best thing I ever bought for keeping warm was a Montane Featherlite Smock (although the price of these seems to have gone up) it doesn’t actually add any warmth, but it’s bloody effective at keeping the wind off, packs down to nothing. The cold riding for me is from wind, not actual cold a lot of the time, so a windproof makes a lot of sense as a starting point.
Other than that, I just use baselayers (smelly helly, Icebreaker etc.) underneath a windproof. The only time I really feel the need for proper cold weather gear outdoors is winter climbing, and even then I walk in a baselayer and windproof, and then climb in a pertex and pile smock – that’s done me proud down to -20°C or so if I’m moving and belaying, with a down jacket in the sack for emergencies.
I tend to run hot and not feel the cold as much as many people, so YMMV.Posted 4 years agoIanWMember
Overshoes- get really cold feet on road rides anything except Endura they cannot do stitching that doesn’t split or zips that don’t fail.
Gilet- usually enough for me in all but the very worst prolonged rain.
Thermal bibs- essentials
LS jersey- whatever you like.
Hat- keep yer heed warm
Buff – or similar from tkmaxx
Defeet glovesPosted 4 years agotonSubscriber
I don’t really wear cycling clothes to be honest, don’t wanna look like a super hero… 8)
my winter riding clobber is,
rab base layer
rab generator pullover when it is dry/cold
paramo jacket made by ccioch for the wet
5/10 guide boots
I am a proper cold bugger due to medication, this keeps me toasty.Posted 4 years ago
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