Today I saw an excellent example of exactly how you should cycle in the winter months. Not only was it dark and gloomy it was also very foggy, and this person was cycling along, wearing a black jacket and black pair of trousers with the most pathetic red rear light. This dangerous combination meant I couldn’t see the cyclist until I was right on top of them! If they made it home safely, it would be a miracle…
I been riding motorbikes for as long as I can remember, and the weather must be pretty awful for me to opt for my car instead. Throughout these years of riding, I have concluded that you should always wear the best gear you can afford, as you generally get what you pay for with motorbike clothing. My current choice of clothing has boiled down to an armoured Gortex 2-piece suit and heavy adventure motorbike boots. Whilst this combination gives great protection it isn’t the most comfortable of clothing when you get off.
I have always loved a big chunky winter coat and when I got the chance to write a review for London Tradition, I jumped at it.
Since the 19th century, London Tradition has been a centre of garment manufacturing, however there are very few companies like them left. They are deeply proud to represent the best in modern British manufacturing.
With the ski season just around the corner, now is the best time to upgrade your gear before you end up committing to another year of tatty old gear that leaves you feeling cold and damp around the edges. The Crush from Westbeach is available in Cherry, Combat Green Fairisle, Ultramarine and Brown Sugar and come in sizes XS-XL.
If you are looking for a serious upgrade this ski season (and have a good chunk of cash burning a whole in your pocket) the AWA M1 from Dainese could be just what you are looking for. Available in four designs, Black-Iris, Gun-Metal, Lemon-Chrome and Stretch-Limo it comes in sizes XS-XL. What makes the M1 special is the layering system that is made up of a three-layer waterproof breathable outer shell and an insulating, packable inner jacket.
It is so important to keep active during the winter no matter how tempting it is to simply curl up under the duvet and hibernate the entire season away, it is doubly important to ensure when you do go out in the dark mornings and evenings that you can be clearly seen, especially when cycling on the roads.
If like me, you are a keen runner but easily put off by anything less than perfect conditions, then having the right running apparel is essential. The All Weather Jacket comes with a large price tag but also the promise you will be able to use it all year round making it an invaluable item in your wardrobe.