Designed in Britain, the Equipes have wind-blocking Lycra front panels and waterproof softshell knee-to-ankle sections and seat. Not only did our legs stay dry, our backside did too.
The remaining panels use Thermolite Lycra, lighter weight than Roubaix but as warm. With its dense gel and golf ball like surface, the pad is one of the best available. The ankles combine a shorts style gripper and a long zip with reflective detailing. Ideally we’d like a bit more hi-vis, but these are excellent for winter riding.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus