Winter is blowing in and BioWheels has a few items to help keep you outside in the weather without killing your budget. So, here are Andy Grabowski’s top-6 winter accessories.
2. The Long Sleeve Un-D-Shurt from DeFeet www.defeet.com
This has been out for awhile but still an essential item for winter riding. It’s made out of a moisture-wicking acrylic material. It pulls sweat away from your skin allowing your natural body heat to keep you warm on cold days. Having one of these can often cut down on the bulky layers you would normally need to keep going on long winter rides. These sell for about $35 which is way cheaper than an extra jacket layer.
3. Blaze Merino wool socks from DeFeet www.defeet.com
Wool socks are a no-brainer for winter riding. The natural moisture wicking of wool combined with its warmth makes any ride nicer. At around $15, these have been an item in my sock collection for years. We have custom BioWheels Blaze socks.
4. Merino Wool base layer from Louis Garneau www.louisgarneau.com
I already talked up the merino wool in the sock category but there’s another feature I did not mention. Beside having the ability to keep you super warm, it doesn’t hold odor. Just because you just did the most epic of rides in Pisgah, there’s no reason to smell like it. These shirts have a good look as well and could be worn out on the town if you so desire. They run just under $100 – not bad for an item that will keep you warm on and off the bike.
5. The Windchill Jacket from Endura www.endura.com
This is the most expensive item on my list at $150, but it has features of other much more expensive jackets. It has a windproof front panel and a breathable back to keep you comfortable. It also features reflective bands on the arms and neck to keep you from achieving hood ornament status while commuting. Endura is new to BioWheels this season, and we’re all impressed with the quality of their products.
6. The Resistor Sock from Sugoi www.sugoi.com
These are one of my favorite winter articles of clothing. They are wind and water resistant socks that are worn over your regular socks and under your shoes. They are super versatile and can be used for road or mountain biking. At just under $40, they are way better than cold feet.
I hope some of these ideas can help with your fight against old man winter. BioWheels is looking out for your comfort with our clothing offerings.