Extras: Rounding Out the Two-Wheeled Wardrobe By Dan Wildhirt
Louis Garneau Ergofit Route gloves
A few accessories selected in the name of comfort can make cycling much more pleasant. Rarely do I ride without Pearl Izumi's Sleeveless Base Layer ($25), a perforated polyester tank top with phenomenal wicking ability. To protect your hands, consider Louis Garneau's Ergofit Route gloves ($25), with gel cells that disperse road and trail
shock. For your feet, nothing pampers like Smartwool's plush merino socks ($12.50). Koulius Zaard's KZ Sports Bra ($29) features mesh straps and a breathable blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex for comfortable support on even the hottest days. And while KZ specializes in women's wear, longhaired folks of both genders will appreciate the Ponyband ($12), an absorbent headband
with a strategically placed hole to keep one's ponytail in check.