Outfit finder: The committed winter commuter

It’s cold, it’s wet and it’s dark but you don’t let that stop you riding to work. You’re a committed commuter, and we’ve got an outfit for you.

Whatever the weather, whatever the time of day, when it comes to commuting time you know the bicycle is the only way to travel. You want clothes that are going to keep you warm, keep you dry, and help you get seen without going all-out neon yellow.

Top to toe, we’ve got a selection of gear that will work hard to get you to work dry and comfy.

Helmet: MET 20 Mile helmet

Designed specifically for commuters, the 20 Mile helmet has all the essential bases covered, and a few more besides. A dial-operated ratchet system helps adjust the fit to keep the helmet secure on your head.

Extra visibility comes in the form a 4-LED light integrated into the dial adjuster, plus plenty of reflective patches.  Mesh lining the vents at the front should also prevent unwanted insects getting inside as you pedal along.

Price: RRP £49.99
Other colours: White/Blue, Black/Red, Black/White, White/Pink, Yellow
Size: M (52 – 58cm), L (59 – 62cm)
More info: MET

Jacket: Endura Women’s Stealth jacket

A softshell jacket with welded seams and reflective details, the Stealth from Endura is has a waterproofing rating of 10,000mm and a breathability rating of 5,000 – plenty high enough to keep you dry on a rainy commute.

Extra ventilation comes courtesy of side and underarm zips, and reflective detailing adds an element of visibility. The water- and wind-proof fabric is also stretchy, allowing for plenty of freedom of movement and an excellent fit.

Price: RRP £169.99
Other colours: Black, Red
Size: S, M, L
More info: Endura

Gloves: Northwave Artic Women’s full finger gloves

Make cold fingers a thing of the past. These snug options are waterproof and windproof, providing plenty of insulation plus protection from the elements.

The silicone grip on the palm will help keep your grip secure on wet handlebars on raining rides, and there are reflective details on each side.

Price: RRP £37.95
Other colours: Black
Size: XS, S, M, L, XL
More info: Northwave

Trousers: Altura Ladies Night Vision overtrousers

Pop these over your work trousers or cycling tights, and you’ll keep your lower half dry and road-sludge free. Alturas’s night vision range is also known for its highly distinctive and highly visible reflective patches – these really light up the road, and combined with the pedalling motion will make you stand out on dark nights.

Price: RRP £59.99
Other colours: Black
Size: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
More info: Altura

Socks: dhb Thermo cycling socks

Keep your feet toasty and warm! Thermolite polyester is designed to retain heat, and a reinforced toe and heel will keep them in tip top shape for a winters worth of riding.

Price: £8.99
Other colours: Green/Black, Grey/Black
Size: 3 – 5.5
More info: dhb, Wiggle 

Overshoes: Gore Windstopper Softshell Thermo overshoes

Winterproof your cycling shoes with a pair of insulated, warm overshoes. These ones from Gore are also made from Windstopper material, and are water resistant, so they’ll help keep cold breezes and wet splashes from chilling your toes.

Price: RRP £49.99
Other colours: Black, Yellow
Size: 4.5 – 6, 6.5 – 8, 9 – 10.5, 11 – 13, 13.5 – 15
More info: Gore


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