Even so, at some point, no matter where you live, it will get colder. It will get windier. It will get wetter.
Welcome to the latest edition of road. If you want to carry on cycling through the cold winter months, it pays to get properly wrapped up; keeping your legs insulated is essential if you want to ride in any sort of comfort. Whether you're commuting every day, heading out for a training ride after work, or joining the weekly club run, here's a selection of the best gear to keep your legs protected from the cold, rain and wind.
Something went wrong with retrieving your basket information. Please try again later. We already know your email address, but it seems you have not yet confirmed it. Please choose "forgot your password" below and confirm your new password.
Keep yourself warm and dry while still allowing your skin to breathe. Robust enough to offer protection on the trails, they have the added advantage of pockets for maps and mobile phones. Show more.
A decent pair of tights will help you shrug off the worst of the winter weather. Watch out for features such as ankle zips for ease of entry, and water resistant fabrics that will shed moisture before it can soak in. Sportful has tackled the curse of the soggy bottom in a unique way.
By Jamie Beach. Let us help you find the best winter cycling clothing, from your head to your toes. Always think about wearing multiple layers, so you can fine-tune your clothing microclimate. So if you set off instead with a baselayer, a short-sleeved jersey as a mid-layer plus arm-warmers, gloves, and a skullcap under your helmet, with a waterproof jacket or gilet packed into your jersey pocket, you can easily shed or add layers as needed.
Shorts and leg warmers will get you through September, October and most of November but once winter kicks in dedicated winter bib tights are essential. Most manufacturers now integrate a chamois into their tights: not so long ago it was common to wear unpadded tights over bibshorts. The simplest tights are made from a fleecy-backed Roubaix-style material and are neither windproof nor waterproof.