It’s that time of year again where all of us fitness freaks have to dig out their winter kit, or buy new winter kit because you’ve either lost weight since last winter, or your body shape has changed entirely over the year. Normally, I would just stick to the stuff that I had last year, but I’ve actually gained a bit of weight across the year, and normally I’m not committed enough to take my exercising outside in the winter months. This year, I’ve decided to man up and actually continue to do some exercise and thus ended up buying some winter cycling gear to help me on my merry fitness way (and hopefully, lose that weight I’ve gained this year!)
DHB Softshell Jacket – I bought this with money that I received for my birthday, however, they don’t do the colour that I bought it in any more. I opted for the burgundy one because I love burgundy normally and it goes so beautifully with my bike. This jacket is so warm, it’s unbelievable. It’s a windstopper which is exactly what I wanted, but it’s thermal as well and is insanely fleecy inside. I’m very happy with my purchase. We went out in 2 degree weather and I was still perfectly warm!
Boardman Thermal Tights – what I absolutely love about these thermal tights is the reflective detailing on them which is so important with the dark, wintery nights setting in. Again, the tights are so warm, an excellent fit and the padding in them is superb (my bum was not sore in any way shape or form after a 30 mile test ride). The only downside to the tights is that they’re regular tights, they’re not bib tights. However, having said that, the waist band goes up high enough that you won’t need to worry about flashing your builders bum at any riders behind you or any passing cars!
I am still missing some cosy winter riding gloves, thermal base layers and overshoes (and socks for that matter), so if anyone has any recommendations then let me know!