Cold Weather Coverage Part 2 Apparel to keep you comfortable through winter

ASSOS EQUIPE RS CLIMA CAPSULE ALLEYCAT

assos equipe rs clima capsule alleycat

Whether you stow it away just in case or wear it regularly, a good lightweight shell is a must-have piece of winter kit. With the Equipe RS Clima Capsule Alleycat (right), ASSOS takes this layer to a new level. This race-fit jacket features different materials throughout for targeted performance. Stretchy material on the forearms and sides provides maximum mobility, while the lower half features a lighter, woven material to shed excess heat. Plus, a two-way zipper allows you to dump more heat when needed. And on the top half, the windproof and rain-repellent Silver Haze fabric incorporates reflective microscopic spherical particles, which light up in car headlights like a Christmas tree, making you almost impossible to miss. $265; assos.com

VELOCIO MERINO MESH SL BASE LAYER

velocio merino mesh sl base layer

A good base layer can keep you riding comfortably through temperatures you didn’t think could ever be enjoyable on the bike—or can extend your minimal cold-weather wardrobe for extra weeks or months of riding each year. Made of merino mesh Velocio Merino Mesh Base Layer (left) combines the natural thermoregulating benefits of wool with the superior moisture wicking of polyester to create a three-season base good for fall through spring. The fit is noticeably a step above the competition, sitting just close enough to the body, but not feeling tight anywhere. And although it’s lightweight, it packs more warmth than expected. Also available in short-sleeve and long-sleeve versions. $69; velocio.cc

CASTELLI TUTTO NANO GLOVE

castelli tutto nano glove

Gloves are all pretty much the same, right? Not so fast. Thanks to minimal seams and stretchy Nano Flex 3G fabric, the Castelli Tutto Nano (right) is one of the most comfortable cool-weather gloves we have tried. They conform to your hands so well that it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them. Plus, the large silicon grips on the palms keep your hands right where you want them. And because taking a glove off to use your phone releases all the precious heat you stored up between the hand and glove, the tips of the pointer fingers and thumbs have a touchscreen-compatible material, so there’s no reason to take them off until you get home. $50; castelli-cycling.com

PACTIMO STORM+ THERMAL JERSEY

pactimo storm thermal jersey

When light rain or mist is in the forecast, the Pactimo Storm+ Thermal Jersey (below) has got you covered. A DWR coating throughout the jersey beads off moisture to keep you dry while a mix of fabric types achieves different goals throughout the jersey—fleece for warmth in the front, collar and arms, and non-fleece Storm+ Jersey fabric to wick away moisture from the back and underarms. An unexpected favorite feature of this jersey is the volume of the pockets. They expand out toward the bottom, and the center pocket is enlarged for stowing large layers, a huge plus for winter-time riding. $165; 5 colors / 2 styles; pactimo.com

From issue 99, get your copy here