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
"Expensive, but they'll help you say goodbye to frosty fingers"
Assos T F1.Mille S5 Long bib shorts
"Faultless bibs – and for this price, so they should be"
Gore Xenon SO winter jacket
"The Xenon’s waterproofing raises the softshell bar"
Mavic HC H2O winter jacket
"Rainproofing is excellent and it breathes well too with numerous vents"
Endura Equipe Thermo tights
"The windproof front kept us warm, the waterproof seat kept us dry"
Giro Factor shoes
"Top ﬁt and performance, but at a hefty price..."
Scott Gore-Tex Paclite waterproof shorts
"Among the very best weatherproof shorts on the market"
Bontrager Commuting pant
"Great ﬁt, great looks and good performance too"
Specialized Women’s BG Enduro baggy short
"Short and hard-wearing baggy shorts that feature a cool and comfortable liner"
Rab MeCo 165 base layer
"A faultless fast-drying top that stubbornly refuses to pong – a real winner"