The clocks have turned and the first frosty mornings have already made it to us here in Scotland. We’ve even seen the snow gates shut for the first time on roads not that further north than our headquarters just outside Edinburgh. Winter isn’t coming, it’s here already. Brrr!
We don’t view that as reason to retreat indoors for the next few months though. Save Zwift for truly minging days, nothing feels as good as coming home from a cold, crisp road ride. You, the road and the elements. You’ve won already.
Based in Scotland, we know a thing or two about riding in foul weather. As outfitters to two of the top ten teams in the Women’s WorldTour – Cervélo Bigla and Movistar Team, we can also call on the experience of some impressive riders to test our kit in training and in those early season races where the temperature steadfastly refuses to rise.
Here’s what Endura’s team of winter road warriors recommend:
Wmns Pro SL Thermal Windproof Jacket
Developed for Cervélo Bigla and Movistar Team, this jacket provide pro level insulation in high stretch windproof fabrics and thermal lining on the front and sleeves where it can provide the biggest benefit. A high collar provides extra comfort and warmth, whilst extended cuffs integrate with our winter gloves to help keep the cold out. Flawless winter warming.
Wmns Windchill Biblong DS
Our innovative DropSeat was a game changer in the women’s bibshorts market. A stretch zip provides a zipped access around the hips that allows you to take a hassle-free comfort break. It is positioned in such a way that it avoids body flex and is made with a stretch zipper – this means that you will barely notice it at all when riding. If DropSeat is great in summer bibshorts, it’s even better in winter when you’re layered up - fast toilet stops with no awkward removing of all your top layers and getting a chill. We’ve used luxurious Thermoroubaix fabric with a PFC free DWR M treatment for insulation, warmth and eco-friendly water repellency.
Wmns FS260-Pro Thermo Tight
If you don’t want to go down the biblong route (although we’d recommend that you do) then our FS260-Pro Thermo Tights use the same Thermoroubaix fabric and DWR M water repellent treatment in longs that end at the waist. They also share the same custom 600 series pad for long days in the saddle.
Wmns Xtract Roubaix Jacket
Never underestimate the power of a good mid-layer in your winter wardrobe. Wear the Xtract Roubaix Jacket under an outer shell and immediately feel the benefit of its thermal roubaix fabric. Great as a shoulder season outer layer too – simple, versatile insulation.
Wmns BaaBaa Merino L/S Baselayer
The trick to keeping warm in winter is effective layering and the BaaBaa baselayer is your first line of defence. 100% merino wool for soft, itch free comfort and easy care. Merino sheep know a few things about the benefits of high warmth to weight ratio and you can too with BaaBaa.
Wmns Windchill Gloves
Nothing kills a winter ride like cold hands, particularly if you suffer from less than perfect circulation. The Windchill Glove has been improved for winter, with a windproof softshell outer and lightly brushed lining for extra warmth. Our Palmistry tech palm uses just enough gel padding to ensure comfort and reflective detailing to help make your signals more noticeable after dark.