January 08, 2021

Cold Winter


Cycling in cold winter weather can be a daunting prospect, but there is no reason to hide inside when the sub-zero temperatures arrive.

With the right winter cycling gloves, headwear, base layer and shoe covers there is no such thing as bad weather.
This guide takes a look at cycling accessories to keep you comfortable in the cold.

 

Winter Cycling Headwear

Heat loss through your head and neck when cycling is particularly notable; the cold air circulating around the extremity region whisks away warmth and sweat that you have built up while riding.

Protecting your head with insulating, wind-resistant cycling headwear is the solution.

 


Our recommendations for headwear

 

Aviator Windproof Thermal Skull Cap
The Aviator Cap is a skull-fitted, warm, windproof and breathable piece of headwear with excellent coverage of ears and forehead. Inspired by the headwear from the aviator era, we have created a skull-fitted construction that hugs the head. The technical design allows you to wear the Aviator comfortably under your helmet.

The technical and ingenious construction offers a perfect combination of effective insulation with an ideal, comfortable design that will fit under most helmets.

The Aviator Cap is the ultimate choice when the weather is rough and temperatures are below zero. A soft microfleece lining along with a carefully designed skull fit makes the Aviator a pleasure to wear on your winter training rides.


Windproof Winter Cycling Cap

A windproof winter cycling cap with a brim that can be flipped up and down. This product is perfect for cold and wet winter rides when you need extensive coverage of the head and protection for both your ears and eyes.

The German Tour Magazin recommends our Winter Cycling Cap as buying advice for the really cold days on the bike.


Also consider a neck warmer for cycling in cold conditions, as this helps to create a tighter seal between your winter cycling jacket and neck; protecting your neck from wind-chill. For the coldest cycling conditions.


Multifunctional Thermal Fleece Neck Warmer

The addition of microfleece to a neck tube makes the HeadGlove Thermo a cold weather wonder.

It is warm and soft, and can be worn in many ways. You will appreciate it as an extra insulating neckerchief when cycling, running or simply being outside in very cold weather.

The neck warmer protects your neck from wind and can prevent a sore throat. Combined with a skull cap, it offers a versatile protection for your head.

 

Thermal Balaclava

Is a warm, soft, lightweight and insulating piece of headwear, that offers protection for the ears, neck and forehead and fits perfectly under a helmet.

Ideal for cycling, running and other activities in cold climates.

The Balaclava is made from comfortable fleece and microfleece and can be worn in several different ways, providing more or less coverage of the face, depending on the desired effect. This allows you to adjust the Balaclava on-the-go. Your winter training has just become a little bit easier.

 

 

 

 

Winter Cycling Gloves

Your hands, like your head, are another extremity region; which means that in the harsh conditions of winter they are particularly susceptible to getting cold and uncomfortable.

If you suffer from cold hands when cycling, then a pair of 'Deep Winter' cycling gloves will help to insulate and protect you – keeping warmth and dexterity in your fingers.

 



Our recommendations for Gloves

 

Nordic Windproof Deep Winter Lobster Glove

Are designed to keep your hands comfortable in extremely cold winter conditions. The highly insulating glove features windproof and water-resistant fabrics to shield you from the elements. The three-finger lobster glove design helps to retain dexterity even when cycling in sub-zero temperatures; providing you with optimal grip and control.

 

Optimus Waterproof Winter Gloves

Are made for cycling on the coldest winter days. The OutDry® fabric provides a superb waterproof barrier against rain, wind and snow, whilst the deep winter hollow-fibre construction insulates your fingers from the sub-zero. Long cuffs provide a complete seal with your winter jacket, and silicone grippers on the gel padded palms help to provide you with a firm grip, even in icy conditions. These are the ultimate winter cycling gloves.

 

 


Winter Base Layers


Remember, the blood flowing through your hands has first to flow through the arteries in your arms; that means that you need to ensure your arms, and in particular forearms, are well insulated and protected. A thermal long sleeve base layer will help to keep warm blood flowing to your hands, as well as keeping your core warm and dry.

 

 

Our recommendations for Base Layers 

 

 

Expert Seamless Thermal Base Layer

Is a long sleeve high performance thermal winter cycling base layer, designed for the coldest and most challenging winter rides.
The seamless knit construction and high-tech weave allows the fabric thickness to be tailored throughout the layer, to provide the optimal combination of insulation and freedom of movement.
There are no compromises here - it is a second skin to provide you with warmth, comfort, and performance.

 

Freedom Seamless Thermal Base Layer

Is a state of the art long sleeve cycling base layer, which provides insulation and perspiration management, with a unique adaptable fit. The seamless high-tech knit construction eliminates bulky an
d irritating stitches, and aids freedom of movement. Whether pushing hard for those winter miles.

 

 

Socks and Shoe Covers

For the coldest winter conditions, proper winter cycling socks and winter cycling shoe covers are essential wear to avoid frost-bitten toes and numb feet.

 

 Our recommendations for Socks and Shoe Covers

 

 



Thermolite Winter Socks

 is a high cuff insulating cycling sock, designed to keep you comfortable in cold conditions. Featuring Thermolite® fabric, a padded sole, and stretch arch support - it is the ideal cycling sock for getting in those long rides in chilly conditions.

 

Waterproof Merino Thermal Socks


Is a fully waterproof, insulating and comfortable sock designed for the cold and very wet days. Merino wool offers comfort, high breathability as well as excellent insulating properties, making these socks ideal in the wettest of conditions. Both heel and toe are Nylon-reinforced for added durability.

NOTICE: The socks are completely waterproof, but will get soaked if submerged in water to over the shaft.

 


Artic Waterproof Deep Winter Shoe Cover

Is one of the warmest shoe covers available on the market and ideal for very cold winter days. It is made from 4 mm waterproof neoprene with a hollow fiber lining and offers maximum thermal insulation.

The Arctic incorporates the EUROBIKE Award winning technology; IntelliSeal™. An ingenious technology that greatly enhances the durability, fit and water resistance of shoe covers. 

The Arctic shoe cover is featuring the new zipperless shoe cover design, that gives a perfect and snug fit around the shoe and calf, so water is kept out from the top and preventing water from penetrating through a zipper. 

Recommended for road shoes. Compatible with most types of pedal systems.

 


Artic X Waterproof Deep Winter MTB/CX Shoe Cover


Is suited for off-road riding and is an extra durable version of Arctic: one of the warmest shoe covers available on the market. It is waterproof, highly insulated and ideal for very cold winter days. It is made from 4 mm waterproof neoprene with a hollow fiber lining and offers maximum thermal insulation.

The Arctic X incorporates the EUROBIKE Award winning technology; IntelliSeal™. An ingenious technology that greatly enhances the durability, fit and water resistance of shoe covers. 

The Arctic X shoe cover is featuring the new zipperless shoe cover design, that gives a perfect and snug fit around the shoe and calf, so water is kept out from the top and preventing water from penetrating through a zipper. 

Recommended for off-road shoes. Compatible with most types of pedal systems.

 


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