Best bike clothing of 2011

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Continuing our look back at the last 12 months, we take a look at the clothing that kept our testers comfortable and cosy or cool.

From the wallet-busting Giro Factor shoes and the pricey Mavic HC H20 winter jacket, to the frost-beating Pearl Izumi Barrier gloves, there's something here for any cyclist looking to splurge on that special piece of kit. While the prices and application of these ten items vary considerably, they all have one thing in common - a top rating.

Pearl Izumi Barrier gloves

£44.99

"Expensive, but they'll help you say goodbye to frosty fingers"

Click here for the full review of the Pearl Izumi Barrier gloves

Assos T F1.Mille S5 Long bib shorts

£169.99

"Faultless bibs – and for this price, so they should be"

Click here for the full review of the Assos T F1.Mille S5 Long bib shorts

Gore Xenon SO winter jacket

£179.99

"The Xenon’s waterproofing raises the softshell bar"

Click here for the full review of the Gore Xenon SO winter jacket

Mavic HC H2O winter jacket

£215

"Rainproofing is excellent and it breathes well too with numerous vents"

Click here for the full review of the Mavic HC H2O winter jacket

Endura Equipe Thermo tights

£134.99

"The windproof front kept us warm, the waterproof seat kept us dry"

Click here for the full review of the Endura Equipe Thermo tights

Giro Factor shoes

£239.99

"Top fit and performance, but at a hefty price..."

Click here for the full review of the Giro Factor shoes

Scott Gore-Tex Paclite waterproof shorts

£99

"Among the very best weatherproof shorts on the market"

Click here for the full review of the Scott Gore-Tex Paclite waterproof shorts

Bontrager Commuting pant

£69.99

"Great fit, great looks and good performance too"

Click here for the full review of the Bontrager Commuting pant

Specialized Women’s BG Enduro baggy short

£60

"Short and hard-wearing baggy shorts that feature a cool and comfortable liner"

Click here for the full review of the Specialized Women’s BG Enduro baggy short

Rab MeCo 165 base layer

£60

"A faultless fast-drying top that stubbornly refuses to pong – a real winner"

Click here for the full review of the Rab MeCo 165 base layer

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