VELOCIO BRETON SE LONG SLEEVE JERSEY
The Velocio Breton SE Long Sleeve Jersey (above) is a companion for everything from cool weather to truly cold days. On its own, this lightweight thermal jersey provides a little more protection than a standard jersey-and-arm-warmers combo, and it’s perfect for fall and spring weather. But once winter hits, keep it in your lineup as a mid-layer garment to extend the temperature range of your jacket or vest. Made with a micro-fleece-lined sleeve cuff and collar and a stretchy Denier Gradient Italian milled fabric, it’s super comfy and delivers the usual superb quality we expect from Velocio.
PEARL IZUMI AMFIB BIB TIGHTS
When it comes to winter riding, warm bib tights are a must. And an essential part of the equation of warmth is staying dry. The Pearl Izumi AmFIB Bib Tights (left) are treated with a permanent water-repellent technology that keeps road spray at bay, allowing the combination of AmFIB softshell and thermal-fleece fabrics to lock in heat for maximum comfort. We’re fans of the rear pocket, which provides space to stow a neck gaiter or gloves if the day warms up. And the reflective details on the legs are still visible above shoe covers for safety on those low-light rides.
CASTELLI BETA ROS JACKET
When you want to keep coolweather riding simple, the Castelli Beta ROS Jacket (right) is a single-layer solution that blocks out wind while remaining highly breathable. Think of this jacket as an enhanced long-sleeve jersey. It has a close cut that’s true to size for Castelli, and it’s warm enough to see you into the mid-40-degree-Fahrenheit range. Plus, thanks to Polartec Neoshell fabric, it gets the Castelli ROS (rain or shine) designation, meaning it protects against light showers and road spray. This is the one-stop-shop layer to pull on for fall and mild winter riding.
$230; 3 colors; castelli-cycling.com
ALÉ KLIMATIK K-SMART VEST
While a lightweight vest (left) can come in handy year-round to keep out the cooling effects of wind, if you want to extend the temperature range of your fall gear significantly and keep riding into winter, you’ll want an insulated vest. Made with PrimaLoft insulation, the Alé Klimatik K-Smart Vest is rated for temperatures down to below freezing. And in addition to the warmth of the insulation, the vest offers crucial protection against those biting winter winds while also repelling road spray, mist and light rain. A thermal vest should be at the top of the list for anyone looking to expand their cold-weather wardrobe.