Cycling Clothing for Winter

Tips for the right bicycle clothing

The cyclists need winter clothing other travels than the daily cycling of the predominantly short-haul

For short trips to work or shopping, it is sufficient if a about his everyday clothes windproof and waterproof wearing jacket and pants.
To should improve the visibility in the dark the clothes have vibrant colors and reflective inserts.

In order to protect the head from the wind, a windproof should under-cap or a windproof helmet cover are worn.

The face and ears warms a scarf, a face mask or a tubular cloth made ​​of functional fiber is best.

When footwear is lined winter boots or trekking shoes are with good tread and water resistant outer material.
In order to keep your fingers warm are windproof gloves required. At low temperatures, you can additionally under gloves wear.
These are very thin and provide additional insulation layer. They are usually made ​​of silk, functional fibers or merino wool.

Cycling in winter

The uppermost layer of clothing -the weather protection during sporty driving in the winter equivalent of the everyday driver.

Windproof clothing is up to three times more breathable than waterproof clothing. Therefore, it is preferable windproof waterproof clothing in dry weather conditions and a sporty driving style. Especially windproof clothing of from house to some degree also water repellent.
However, the cyclist wearing functional clothing under the wind and water repellent outerwear.

The underwear should a very good moisture transport have, so that the skin is always dry. The underwear is usually made ​​of functional fibers to polyester prepared base. Increasingly, even natural materials such as merino wool, used for Radunterwäsche.

The second layer of clothing has the task of isolation. Depending on the temperature, a thinner or thicker jersey is worn. In icy temperatures, you can wear several shirts superimposed. The insulating layer is also made ​​of functional fibers, so that the moisture transport is guaranteed to the third layer -the weather protection.

Important for Cyclists

As a major part of the temperature control in winter over the head happens and there, especially on the forehead, it must remain dry.
The headgear should not be windproof too thick, so that the end does not get wet by the sweat.

At very low temperatures, a protection for the face is useful. The skin does not dry out so strong and the air we breathe is warmed slightly.

To prevent cold feet there Winterradschuhe for clipless pedals.
An alternative overshoes made ​​of neoprene or waterproof materials. These are attracted through the normal shoes. The original insole but you should by a warm insulating sole substitute.

If the training ride again takes a little longer in warmer weather, there are also heated insoles which are heated by a battery pack and in which you can regulate the temperature.
Another alternative for warm feet offer charcoal warmers as an insole or toe warmers. These keep feet warm and cozy up to six hours.
The isolation of the gloves can be carried as in everyday drivers under gloves improve.
For cold-sensitive hands are also suitable Mittens, where usually two fingers together. The fingers are thus warmer and the shift and brake levers are still to use. However, you should try the handling of these gloves before buying.