Radbekleidung für kaltes Wetter

Cycling clothing for cold weather

Clear, cold air flows towards you and cycling winter is just around the corner. With warming and breathable cycling clothing, you are well equipped even in frosty temperatures, mud or rain.
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When temperatures drop into the single digits or even below zero, it takes character and the right cycling clothing to enjoy your bike ride.

Layers and insulation keep you warm

You should choose a long base layer as your first layer of clothing. This tight-fitting undershirt hugs your upper body with its soft functional fibers and ensures that sweat is wicked directly away from the body. Accordingly, the base layer should be really tight. Our Merino Baselayer offers you skin-friendly and soft comfort that keeps you warm with naturally antibacterial and odor-inhibiting Merino wool ( Merino Baselayer Men , Merino Baselayer Women ) .

Merino base layer men

Fleece bib tights insulate and protect you from cold and wet

When temperatures are low, you need a special layer of weather protection for your legs, butt and lower back. Here, breathable thermal fabrics help with optimal heat regulation. Soft, slightly brushed fleece lining ensures a comfortable fit. Even in winter, you should not wear additional underwear under your long winter cycling shorts, as this can lead to unnecessary friction and pressure points. The seat cushion should be sufficiently thick and antibacterial. Reflective logos and elements ( Thermal Bib Tight Men , Thermal Bib Tight Women ) provide additional safety in the dark season.

Winter Thermal Bib Tight Men

Adjust the second layer to your individual needs

The long-sleeved jersey can be used as a second layer in frosty temperatures, which creates an additional cold barrier. Depending on your own temperature sensitivity or tendency to sweat, an insulating winter jacket can also be worn directly over the Merino base layer. Especially in cold weather, you should avoid sweating too much by wearing too many layers. A cold wind increases the risk of cooling down quickly after initially being warm. There is a particular danger if your body feels very warm before you start your tour. If you feel like you're dressed too cold for the first few meters, this is usually just right, as your body heats up quickly through the movement.

With an insulating winter cycling jacket you can defy frosty temperatures

With a wind- and water-repellent winter jacket you can get through the cold season on the bike. An internal honeycomb structure creates an additional air cushion, which regulates your body heat better. A high collar ensures that the sensitive neck area is protected from the wind. Reflective logos provide additional safety in poor visibility conditions. Our minimalist winter jackets are also suitable for commuting on the city bike and reliably protect you in wet and cold weather conditions. Choose our Aerlig Winter Jacket with an aero fit ( Aerlig Winter Jacket Men , Aerlig Winter Jacket Women ) or choose our Kaern Winter Jacket with a loose fit and additional fleece vest ( Kaern Winter Jacket Men , Kaern Winter Jacket Women ).

Aerlig winter jacket

Kaern Winter Jacket Women Warming accessories are a must

Especially on a bike, your hands and feet cool down quickly in cold temperatures and windy conditions due to the limited movement. Accordingly, warming gloves are recommended when cycling. These should have a wind- and water-repellent outer material and be lightly lined on the inside. Strong gripper elements on the palm help ensure a firm grip on the handlebars. So that you can continue to shift smoothly, the glove should also be flexible ( Winter Gloves ).

Winter gloves for cold days

Feet can just as easily get cold when cycling in winter, so insulating overshoes can help in cold temperatures. Most overshoes are made of a water-repellent, insulating membrane. To put on the overshoes, you usually first slip into the overshoes, then put on your cycling shoes and put the overshoes over them. Then close the Velcro fastener underneath your cleats for the perfect fit. The overshoe should fit relatively tightly so that no splash water or mud can get in ( overshoes ).

Cold weather overshoes

Conclusion - the right cycling clothing for cold weather

Cycling rides in winter or cool autumn and spring can be achieved with the right cycling clothing without having to shiver.

First layer:
- Merino base layer (undershirt)
- Cycling socks

Second layer:
- Bib tights
- (long sleeve jersey)

Second/third layer (at temperatures < 8°):
- Winter jacket

Accessories (at temperatures < 8°):
- Cycling gloves
- Overshoes
- Hat/headband
- Scarf

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You're not the type for frosty rides, but you're drawn to cycling outdoors in autumn and spring? Then discover our cycling clothing guide for cooler days here .