A Quick Note About “Winter Weight” Cycling Kit

I’ve found that, with a little investment in kit and some trial and error, it’s not hard at all to stay comfortable while cycling in temperatures down to about 10 degrees. However, I’ve also found that when it comes to cycling kit “winter weight” and other such claims really do need it be put in quotes. The vast majority of winter cycling kit I’ve come across just isn’t made for places like Wisconsin where winters are actually wintery. I was out bombing around today in about 20 degree weather and I was wearing a pair of “thermal” tights with a “winter weight” bib pant over the top of them. Paired together I was just slightly too warm. Had I headed out with just one or the other, I wouldn’t have made it to the end of my street.

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A middle aged guy from a bit north of the middle of the country.
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