Winter Cycling Essentials | What To Wear for Cycling in Indian Winters

ApparelBuyers' Guide

Kartik IyerWritten by:

1. Gloves

Know that feeling where you change the gear but your fingers are so numb you know it happened only because of the gear “click”? Keep your fingers warm and toasty this winter with full-fingered cycling gloves.

NORTHWAVE CORE FULL CYCLING GLOVES

2. Winter Cycling Jacket

Get a winter jacket that is brushed with fleece, with a collar and cuffs that allow for thermal sealing. This jacket has pockets at the back so you do not have to unzip in the cold and search for items inside. This jacket was tested in 9 – 10 degrees cold in Delhi, and kept the rider warm. Check the review here.

HEINI NIZZA WARM 501 CYCLING JACKET LONG SLEEVES

3. Base Layers

The base layer is constructed from anti odour Transtextura™ Plus fabric in Race Fit Giant 3D baselayer features a cycling specific drop tail design. Also, it has seamless body mapping construction to channel and transport heat and sweat away

GIANT AMBIENT 3D BASELAYER WHITE

4. Balaclava

The Balaclava by Giant is made of ThermTextura™ thermo fleece lining to keep the head, brow, ears, and neck warm. It allows multiple wearing options that adapts to different conditions and has a reflective trim at the back to enhance visibility in low light or foggy conditions.

GIANT CALDO BALACLAVA BLACK

5. Shoe Covers

The shoe cover by Northwave is made up of waterproof CR-grade Neoprene (upper part) while the ankle is lined with wetsuit-inspired Smooth Skin Neoprene to ensure maximum grip and waterproof protection. The water-resistant and windproof Neoprene toe box keeps feet totally toasty and warm. With ultrasonically welded seams on the instep and taped seams around the back keeps the water out.

NORTHWAVE ACTIVE WINTER SHOECOVER

6.  Glasses

Protect your eyes from cold winter breeze with GIANT swoop glasses. It has a frame made of unique Grilamid TR90 material, with sweat flow channel and polycarbonate impact-resistant two-piece lens for clear vision in foggy weather.

GIANT SWOOP GLASSES

7. Full Sleeve Jerseys

Get the GIANT full sleeve jersey made with TransTextura™ fabric to keep the body warm in extreme conditions and raglan sleeve cut for perfect wrist fitting. It has a full-size zipper with 3 rear pockets to keep your essentials safe.

GIANT RIVAL LS JERSEY

8. Lights

Be visible in the fog and also see your way through the dark with the Niterider Lumina headlights. It is small and light but very efficient with a high output of light. It is also ideal for helmet-mounted applications. Also with the quick release tab, it prevents any chance of theft by allowing convenient removal and installation of the headlight.

NITERIDER LUMINA COMBO SET

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