You need to be pretty versatile when you’re riding outside from fall to January. You’ll have days when you need to layer up with toe warmers and lobster gloves, and others when a long-sleeve shirt or a windbreaker will do just fine.
For a cool day in the 50s, try the Pearl Izumi Attack Long Sleeve Jersey. The SELECT Transfer fabric absorbs moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable for the duration of your ride. It has a full-length zipper in the front and three back pockets for storage. Tiny reflective accents alert you to drivers, keeping you safe on darker days.
Sometimes you’ll need an added layer, especially for windy days and light rains. Try the P.R.O. Aero Jacket—another Pearl Izumi favorite. More than just a windbreaker, this jacket provides both water protection and breathability. It has a 360-degree reflectivity, as well as a full-length front zipper. Made from Softshell Lite fabric and weighing in at under 150 grams, its light weight and durability won’t slow you down, no matter how long the ride.
For women, Pearl Izumi has the P.R.O. Prima Jacket (retail: $150), the equivalent of the men’s Aero Jacket. Lightweight at 23 grams, it has a full-length front zipper and provides wind protection, as well as warmth. We have it in black, the cut is flattering, it can be worn around town, on its own or as a liner. A surprisingly versatile jacket.
For your legs, throw on a pair of AmFIB tights. One of Pearl Izumi’s most trusted items, these tights are made of ELITE Thermal Fleece, which is known for its moisture absorption and warmth. Available for men (retail: $130) and women (retail: $135), these tights provide both wind and water protection.
We carry every item mentioned in this post at both of our locations. This is the perfect time of year for these light-weather options, so don’t hesitate to come in to try them on and chat with our specialists to find out which works best for you. And be sure to bring in your bike for a tune-up to make sure it’s ready for the rough winter months ahead, or to store it and be ready for the new season.
- Biking Gloves and Arm Warmers
- Toe Warmers, Socks and Shoe Covers
- Temperature Chart – What to wear when