Still feeling the cold? Cycling gear to keep you warm

If you are finding the cold weather is taking some of the fun out of cycling then here’s a selection of cycling gear that promises to keep your body temperature at a comfortable level, no matter how low the temperature gage drops.

DHB Windtex Skull Cap

Warm cycling gear

At £19.99 this is a good buy from Wiggle. Especially useful for cyclists who wear a helmet and a traditional cap may not fit particularly well.

DeFeet Arm Warmers

DeFeet Arm warmers

A particularly comfortable set of arm warmers by DeFeet. They combine good breathability with warmth and don’t restrict movement. £15.29 Wiggle.

Pro New Classic Overshoes


If the problem lies in cold and wet feet then these overshoes will be well appreciated. Just don’t forget to remove them when you walk around as like all overshoes they can be easily worn out. £22.00 Chain Reaction Cycles.

Surface Crew Sock Herringbone

Warm socks

Also helpful in the battle to keep your feet warm, these socks by Surface Crew do an excellent job at maintaining warmth. £8.99 Wiggle.

DHB Race Roubaix Knee Warmers

Knee warmers to keep your legs warm when cycling

Reflective and warm – these are the knee warmers I use on the rides that get particularly chilly. £16.99 from Wiggle.

Endura Deluge Winter Gloves

Warm gloves

The Endura Deluge gloves are very well priced at £24.99. They offer extra waterproofing and impressive warmth. These gloves will soon be irreplaceable on any winter rides.

DHB Signal Jacket

DHB Signal winter cycling gear

The DHB Signal jacket packs down to a neat size and offers excellent rain protection. A great jacket to keep in your bag in case the weather turns nasty. £41.99 Wiggle.

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6 Responses to Still feeling the cold? Cycling gear to keep you warm

  1. UK Cyclists 20/02/2012 at 11:31 am #

    Feel warm just reading this! Love the look of those socks 🙂

  2. Greg Collins 20/02/2012 at 2:03 pm #

    I’m more of a Merino wool sock with seal skinz over them rather than overshoes if it is super cold kind of guy.

    • Big Softy 22/02/2012 at 9:06 pm #

      Gotta agree with Greg on this. You can’t beat Sealskinz..
      Best investment I ever made for the all too frequent wet weather.

  3. Rosy 20/02/2012 at 7:00 pm #

    Me and my partner Jimi are cycling around the world in July and wondered if anyone reading or knows anyone that would kindly be able to donate any kit for our trip? We are funding the trip ourselves and are raising money for charity but are hoping we can get given some kit, discounts or a prize for the raffle?
    Please have a look at our blog to see what we are doing and we would be grateful for any response.
    Thanks Rose

  4. Paul 24/02/2012 at 10:47 am #

    Best winter investment I have made to date is the Merino long sleeve base layer from Howies. Pricey at £50 but fantastic to wear and does the job keeping me warm. Also, recently purchased thermal long johns and long sleeved vest from M&S, however that was two days ago and the weather suddenly become warm and balmy, but they are there ready and waiting for what ever freezing weather comes our way again. The trouble with wearing ordinary cycing shoes backed up by seal skinz is that the leather upper turns rotten eventually and the laces disntegrate. Does anyone know where I can get replacement laces for my Shimano SPDs?? No bike shop seems to have the answer

  5. Montyz 24/02/2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m a long sufferer of cold weather riding – nothing I tried seemed to work (at great cost). I recently ‘bite the bullet’ and purchased some Mavic Inferno (gloves) & Thermo+ overshoes. The last couple of rides, with thermal socks and merino inserts appear to have done the trick – Normally ofter my 35m weekend jaunt my toes a like ice-blocks. Pricey solution, but it works for me!

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