The thing with winter cycling gear in South Africa is that it’s often a grudge purchase. Our winters are mostly mild and relatively short. But if you want to commit to a winter of riding outdoors, even if it’s only on weekends, then it’s worth investing in functional gear that looks classy. Check out Bontrager’s autumn and winter range.
You know what it’s like to freeze on a bike ride, right? It’s awful! Partly because it’s a type of cold that reaches your core – a deep, painful cold – and partly because it takes ages to warm up, even if you stop and stand in the sun! Undoubtedly the best way to manage riding the cold is to start your ride with the appropriate clothing.
If your weather app says it’s 10 degrees Celsius outside, you can subtract 5 degrees Celsius which is what the wind-chill factor will convert the temperature to. If it’s 5 degrees outside then you’re pretty much facing a ride at zero degrees Celsius – not uncommon on winter mornings in South Africa.
Bontrager’s range of winter gear is made from the best technical fabrics which are lightweight and breatheable and which protect you from the chilly wind, feel soft against your skin and wick away sweat so that your kit doesn’t become damp. It’s also stylish in both fit and colour and well-priced for high quality winter gear. All Bontrager gear comes with a 30-day unconditional guarantee, which offers peace of mind.
Here’s a look at selected garments in the Bontrager Autumn and Winter Range.
Bontrager Circuit Windshell Jacket (Men)
This semi-fitted jacket protects you from the elements and eliminates any excuse to avoid going outside. It has durable water-repellent treatment and features a great fit to keep you warm and dry in any condition. Available in three colours.
Ideal for: Chilly weather and light rain.
Bontrager Circuit Softshell Jacket (Men)
The Circuit Softshell Cycling Jacket is proof you don’t need to pay a lot to get a lot. This cold-weather riding jacket is built with a flattering fit that accommodates a large range of body sizes and riding preferences. With a clean, minimalist design and good stretch for easy layering, this is the perfect choice for a wide range of riders who want to stay protected and extend their cycling season. Available in two colours.
Ideal for: Cold conditions
Bontrager Vela Women’s Windshell Jacket (Women)
Looking for functionality and wind protection in a women’s-specific silhouette? Your search has ended with the lightweight Vella Women’s Windshell Jacket, built for the cycling enthusiast looking for a more relaxed take on the traditional kit. Available in two colours.
Ideal for: Chilly weather and light rain.
Vella Women’s Thermal Jersey (Women)
The flattering fit of the Vella Women’s Thermal Jersey lets you preserve your style without compromising comfort or warmth. Ride to and from your favourite activities with this non-traditional bike jersey featuring a large back pocket for essentials and a half-zip at the front to control your climate on long climbs or when temps rise.
Ideal for: Chilly weather.
Thermal Arm Warmers (Unisex)
The Thermal Arm Warmers are perfect for cold rides. By trapping body heat and wicking moisture, you stay warm and dry during your wintery ride while a fleece-brushed interior adds another level of comfort and is soft on skin.
Thermal Leg Warmers (Unisex)
The Thermal Leg Warmers trap body heat and wick moisture to keep you warm and dry on cold days, while the fleece lined interior adds unmatched next-to-skin comfort. These warmers are a must-have for anyone who needs a versatile solution to changing temperatures and efforts.
Thermal Knee Warmers (Unisex)
The Thermal Knee Warmers are perfect for cold rides. By trapping body heat and wicking moisture, you are kept warm and dry during your wintery ride while a fleece brushed interior adds another level of comfort and is soft on skin.
Windshell Toe Covers (Unisex)
With the Windshell Toe Cover, your feet retain an extra dose of warmth thanks to windshell material that is windproof and water-resistant no matter if riding on the road or trail.
Circuit Windshell Gloves (Men & Women)
The Circuit Windshell Glove is crucial to keeping fingers warm during cool, windy days spent outside. Constructed with windshell material, it won’t take long for your hands to appreciate its wind-blocking and water-resistant properties.
To see the full Bontrager Autumn and Winter clothing collection, head over here.
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