Winter Cycling

Don't give in to the trainer. With the right gear, you can ride all winter.

Oct 15, 2007
Outside Magazine
Winter Cycling Gear

   Photo: Jens Mortensen

1. Assos Airjack 851
It may feel a bit snug at first, but get into a bike crouch and the cycling-specific cut of the windproof AirJack snaps comfortably into position. Good down to 32 degrees. $310;

2. Giordana Forma Gindfront Gib Gights
A windproof front panel makes these comfy bibs (seamless shoulder straps and gel chamois) suitable for freezing temps. $240;

3. Look Ultra Cycling Beanie
Made from a fleece-lined nylon-and-Lycra blend and with a drawstring opening at the top, this thermal lid easily fits under your helmet. $40;

4. Giordana Corsa Windtex
These sleek shoe covers sandwich a wind- and water-fighting membrane between a warm, brushed inner layer and an aerodynamic outer layer. $55

5. Knog Gator 605
Starting or ending without much light? The Gator can cut through the dark with three headlight-bright LEDs, a variety of settings, and a slender lithium-ion battery. $399;

6. Pearl Izumi Microsensor Thermal Long-Sleeve Jersey
The polyester-Lycra shell with a brushed interior can handle the bite of crisp mornings, while vented panels keep you cool later. $130;

7. Descente Coldfront
With thick synthetic fill, high cuffs, and silicone strips at vital contact points, the Coldfront gloves strike a perfect balance between on-bike performance and cold-weather utility. $40;