Riding in the depths of winter can be tough – and the months of January and February can often feel like a cruel trick once the distractions of the festive period have passed.
Though it’s often said ‘there’s not such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing’ – we’d beg to differ. Sometimes bad weather strikes, but good quality gear can go a long way to making the elements a lot less noticeable.
Cold extremities can dramatically impact how warm you feel – so gloves, overshoes and indeed caps and headwarming devices are incredibly important.
Nobody likes the feeling of freezing cold air rushing past their ears, so we’ve rounded up some of the very best defense mechanisms…
Castelli Head Thingy – £17 – here
With all the ‘DRYTEX’, ‘NANOFLEX’, ‘SUPERBREATHE’ tech that does the rounds in cycling, it’s kind of cool to see Castelli opt for the less superman sounding title of ‘Thingy’ for this neck, ear and head warmer.
The tube can be worn around the neck or over the ears and head, and is made of ‘Softlex fabric’ (yep, the tech had to come in somewhere) so it’s super cosy. It’s only £17, but this small investment could make a big difference to your comfort.