I returned last week from two months in Africa and was rudely met by sub-freezing temps and piles of snow. My first inclination was to hang up the bike.
This happens every year. Winter arrives and, after nine blissful months of warm-weather riding, it’s hard to find the motivation to get out. The good news, however—and what takes me a bit to remember at the beginning of each winter season—is that apparel has become so advanced that you don’t have to be uncomfortable when it’s frigid.
Here are a few of the best new pieces we’ve found for keeping warm in the saddle. You don’t need them all, naturally, but one of these high-quality garments can mean the difference in whether or not you get out and ride.
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