Winter cycling wear
Sewbean · 01/10/2019 08:25
I cycle 40km round trip to work most days and it's getting cold. What do you wear? Last winter my commute was only 15km so it didn't really matter. Long leggings instead of shorts for sure, but what do you wear on top to keep warm but not get too sweaty? I get really sweaty. I don't go particularly fast because I'm on busy cycle paths but there are a lot of hills.
Please recommend me your best winter cycling tops.
JellyBellies · 01/10/2019 14:27
Decathlon has a really good range of winter cycling gear. I bought a winter top, a winter cycling jacket and cycling gloves which worked really well
Stayawayfromitsmouth · 01/10/2019 14:34
A waterproof winter jacket, Base Layer, long sleeve layer, long winter tights/ leggings, waterproof shorts/ trousers. Layers are the key thing here. You can get easily removable arm warmers and leg warmers. Also a buff for neck/ ears. Fleece ear muff, clear/yellow goggles or sports glasses. Lots of flashing, bright lights. At least 2 on front and 2 on back.
Stayawayfromitsmouth · 01/10/2019 14:37
Oh Yeh, waterproof gloves and socks.
SlowasaSnail · 01/10/2019 15:18
DHB on Wiggle is good value. Layers will be your friend in winter as you can pare them back as you warm up. A good pair of Roubaix fabric long tights will also keep you nice and toasty
noodlmcdoodl · 01/10/2019 20:04
All of the above! So as not to go over previous excellent suggestions:
Also overshoes - thick neoprene ones.
Tights with a bib are cozier - wiggles DHB has a pair where it’s more of a vest type construction than braces.
I have reynauds so really suffer even with really warm gloves. I find what works best is popping a windproof shell mitten over. But that’s only really applicable if you find warm gloves don’t work well enough for you.
I also have a proviz reflective gilet... not for warmth but to help me be seen.
lljkk · 02/10/2019 20:01
If I'm sweaty then I'm warm so I just peel stuff off. I think I'm not understanding something.
I find I have to keep skin all covered, but down to a single thin layer to avoid overheating.
Sleeves are good. ear covers, 2-3 prs of gloves, 2 prs of socks, Neck buff... and my latest discovery is clear specs (like sunglasses but not shaded). Coz my eyes get cold too, on a bad day.
Sewbean · 02/10/2019 22:39
Thanks all, I think I might hit Decathlon on Friday morning.
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