Though winter might be coming to an end soon, it has been a long one in the UK. However, Tom and Alex have found it a little more comfortable thanks to some key pieces of kit.
In this episode of the BikeRadar Podcast, they talk through the kit that has helped make their winters a little more comfortable than they might otherwise have been.
Each of the items mentioned in the podcast are also listed below…
So long as water doesn’t get in the top of the socks, Alex reckons these are a sure-fire way of keeping your feet warm and dry.
Mudhugger Kit Bag
Save filling your car or van with mud by getting changed in this – pair it with a changing robe to save your modesty too!
Mudhugger / RRP mudguards
Longer zip-tied or bolted-on mudguards are the best way to keep your face free from mud, in our experience.
FiveTen Impact Pro shoes
FiveTen’s stealth Rubber sole makes this one of the grippiest shoes on the market.
Patagonia Micro Puff jacket
Alex is a man who doesn’t like to put the heating on. Instead, he puts his Micro Puff jacket on.
Shimano MW7 boots
Gore-Tex lined with a neoprene booty, Tom’s pair of MW7s have kept his feet warm all winter, so far.
Gore Windstopper baselayer
A piece of kit that should be in every wardrobe – a long-sleeve, windproof baselayer! It makes a massive difference to warmth when a full-on jacket or softshell is a touch too much.
OneUp EDC Pump and Tool system
With its large air volume and a fairly comprehensive tool and puncture kit stashed inside it, the OneUp EDC Pump with integrated toolkit means Tom is rarely left stranded.
A portable pressure washer that cleans Tom’s bikes on an almost daily basis (or so it feels!). Various packages are available from around £130 (RRP) up to £200+.
This has been a revelation this winter. A couple of hours of warm airflow drys shoes and warms gloves ready for the next ride!