Autumn and winter can be challenging for outdoor sports enthusiasts, especially those who enjoy mobility sports. Riders, whether professionals or amateurs, are already considering how to assemble a winter wardrobe that will make bike training, a morning commute, or a weekend outdoor adventure enjoyable rather than cold and miserable.
The good news is that the UK offers a wide range of classy cycling clothing options for both professionals and amateurs. Top sports brands expertly combine comfort, practicality, and fashion, ensuring that cyclists can find the perfect winter wardrobe to stay warm and stylish during the winter months. With features designed to provide extra warmth and weather protection against the cold air, cyclists can confidently embark on their morning commutes or outdoor adventures without worrying about the weather.
This article will help cyclists find their winter riding wardrobe.
Wardrobe items for winter: Provide excellent warmth for your legs and feet
The warmth starts at the feet. The warmer your feet are, the warmer you are. So let’s start by giving your feet a little extra warmth without putting on an extra layer.
Assos socks for cold winters
The right pair of socks is one of the winter essentials. Socks for winter should provide the same warmth as summer socks, or even better, be much warmer. It’s also important for them to effectively wick away moisture, keeping your feet dry at all times. In addition, these socks should provide effective ventilation and support the foot with light compression, without the elastic band of the socks squeezing the lower leg.
The Ultraz Winter Evo from Assos is a perfect combination of synthetic fibres and wool, ensuring your feet stay dry and warm in any weather. With its seamless design, you can say goodbye to discomfort and focus on your adventure.
Winter shoes for men
The Shimano MW5 Dryshield SPD is the perfect everyday wear winter boots for those who value both warmth and grip on the bike. With its fleece lining and adaptable insole made of the same material, this pair of winter boots offers unbeatable comfort even in freezing cold. Additionally, the neoprene collar around the ankle provides excellent protection on cold, rainy days.
The best waterproof clothing from Endura
Endura is probably one of the best winter sports clothing brands or at least one of the most productive. It’s an equally great option for winter wardrobe both for women and for men. We recommend this brand to those looking to add some water-resistant cycling clothing to their winter wardrobe.
Add Endura Women’s MT500 Spray Trouser to your closet to enjoy a comfortable fit with the stretch, wicking waistband that includes Velcro® side waist for easy adjustment. These trousers also feature a seamless crotch panel for enhanced durability. The durable water-repellent finish is PFC-free and non-toxic. The waterproof, 3-layer seam-taped rear panels provide excellent protection against tyre spray.
Thermal clothing for women
To make your winter outfits warmer, put on some luxury Thermo Tight for perfect warmth, comfort, and insulation. Luxurious Thermoroubaix® fabric with PFC-Free DWR M™ treatment lets you stay warm in all weathers.
Winter essentials: The basic layer of your cycling clothing
To ensure protection from freezing colds, it is crucial to incorporate essential items for winter into your winter wardrobe, in addition to relying on the best winter outerwear. These must-have base layer play a vital role in making any outdoor adventure warm and comfortable. By adding these winter essentials, you can establish a barrier against the harsh winter elements, guaranteeing a cosy and enjoyable experience during your outdoor activities during the winter months.
Experience optimal breathability with a must-have Endura Transloft L/S Baselayer:
- Comfortable fit with pre-shaped, forward-facing long sleeves.
- Cycle-specific panelling and flatlock stitched seams ensure a perfect fit and durability.
- Recommended for staying warm in temperatures ranging from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Stylish mid-layer for autumn and winter outfits
The next must-have autumn and winter essentials is a stylish mid-layer. Ideally, your mid-layer should match your outfit with both bike trousers and some fashionable skinny jeans. A jersey, hoodie, blazer, shirt, or slim-fit longsleeve with a print from your closet can be a great option.
This Endura twist on the classic hoodie is where casualwear seamlessly merges with the technical features of riding wear. Crafted from a melange-wicking knit fabric, this hoodie offers both style and functionality. Designed with a standard comfort fit, it ensures a relaxed and comfortable feel, perfectly suitable for everyday wear winter outfits.
Endura Women’s Singletrack Long Sleeve Jersey. This trail-ready jersey offers the perfect balance of performance and style, making it a must-have for any adventure. Designed with a long sleeve length, this jersey allows for some extra coverage for those chillier evenings, for example, a casual coat or a serious jacket, ensuring comfort and warmth during fall rides. Whether you’re hitting the trails or enjoying some off-bike activities, this jersey is at home in any setting.
Top layer: Winter jackets and coats for riders
For particularly cold winter days, you will also need a top layer. This can be, for example, a lightweight rain jacket with a removable hood or a puffer jacket.
Altura lightweight jackets
The Altura waterproof cycling jacket is one of the best rain jackets. Stay dry and comfortable with the Altura Nevis’s impressive 10/10 waterproofness and breathability, made possible by the taped seams. The jacket also features underarm and back ventilation, ensuring excellent airflow for added comfort. Upgrade your cycling gear with the Altura Nevis, the perfect companion for your commuting adventures.
The best winter jackets and gloves
Riders who want the ultimate warmth and comfort can add thermal clothing to their wardrobes. Put on the softshell Endura Windchill Jacket II with a silicone grip hem, four pockets, and reflective trim. Complete the look with a pair of thermal gloves by the same brand, and no snow or wind will bother you.
Take care to add neck protection to your winter wardrobe. You’ll be warmest in a merino wool multitube. Don’t forget a skull cap, because a helmet protects but doesn’t keep you warm. And for off-road adventures, waterproof overshoes are good for prolonging the life of your shoes.
Written by Lana Sparrow
Experienced writer with over 5 years of diverse topic coverage – sports, culture, and fashion. Holds a BA in Foreign Literature. Enjoys cycling, walking, and reading short stories. Contact at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/lana-sparrow.