By Rusty Fenders
Don't let the bite of the cold weather
keep you from getting your daily pedal on.
By layering a few articles of clothing,
that you might already own, it can be
you and not dust on your saddle this winter.
The key to riding in subpar weather
is layering garments.
First you'll need a shell.
Ideally a shell will keep both
wind and water off of you.
Next you'll need an insulative layer.
Wool is an amazing at offering
both insulation and moisture management,
but there are many other textiles
that can get the job done too.
Insulating your neck with a gaiter or scarf,
using warm gloves, and adding a rain barrier
to your shoes are all moves that add
to Fall/Winter cycling enjoyment.
You do not need bicycle specific garb,
you just need garb and a bicycle.
Here are some examples...
Above: Winter Gloves to keep hands warm and functional. Check out our Fall Commuting post for a deep dive on gloves!
Left: Layers: Vest for visibility, Heavy Coat to protect against the elements, Hoodie for insulation, Glasses & Mask to keep eyes clear and face warm.