The Assos Intermediate Evo is designed for use in temperatures between 10- 20°C, and no other garment we've tried manages to cope as well with balancing body temperature in these temperate conditions.
A good base layer is essential for cold weather riding; everyone should own at least one. The base layers from Norwegian outdoor clothing masters Helly Hansen have been some of our favourites since the dawn of biking and this, the Charger Half-Zip base, is another great garment out of their stable.
Gore's latest jacket is a masterpiece. Their Windstopper fabric does exactly what it's supposed to, and it shrugs off showers.
Snug ﬁt and full of technology
Cycling kit for hot weather
Lightweight summer top
Barely noticeable feel
Sweat wicking long-sleeve spring jersey
Essential summer jersey at a bargain price
Justifiably high-priced cycling top
Excellent cool-weather jersey: snug, breathable and weather-protective
Pro-level performance and a great price
A garment that could spell curtains for the fleece
One of the primary ingredients of Cannondale's Carbon clothing range is the use of carbon from organic coconuts! The compound is incorporated into the fabric to absorb odours and is reactivated during the wash cycle.
The Mack Daddy is a relaxed top for a more relaxed style of riding. That doesn't mean it's short on performance or features, though. The double-plated, lightweight fabric controls moisture management.
If Rapha did women's clothes, this is what it might look like. It's classy, wool and more than fulfils their pink quota. Better still, it's from Swobo, the San Franciscan company, that's out to reinvent cycling clothing with natural fibres.
Assos clothing is a lot more than just cycle clothing, it's almost a uniform. The style, fit and function is all about top-end performance and the Equipe looks fantastic if you've got the body to do the cut and colours justice.
DHB are relatively new on the mountain bike scene but they're already turning out great clothing at affordable prices.This is your classic short-sleeve, medium-zip cycling jersey with three back pockets. The polyester technical
If you're not the all out racey type and you want something that offers a lot of warmth and yet is breathable, then there isn't much wrong with this offering from Gore.
Pearl Izumi have been at the forefront of making top quality kit for a long time. A couple of years ago it seemed as though their range had not moved on, as if it had stagnated and there was nothing new to be had.
Okay, so the Swiss-made Assos stuff is a bit 'roadie', but get over that and you'll find a bike clothing company with a passion for detail that leaves most others standing.
It's usually the wind rather than the cold that really gets to you on a winter's ride - and going faster just makes the sting worse. This Nike jersey aims to combat that, with its thermal insulation.
The Loop has subtle looks and all the detailing we expect from the icon masters. The textured fabric has a smooth inner surface for an appreciably soft, sweat-sucking feel, and it dries fast so it's great for scorching days.
This is basically the race kit worn by DH legend Steve Peat, and it's some of the best looking around. The jersey has a few cool touches, such as small elastic cuffs, a comfy V-neck and a cut that works well with or without armour.
Wool tops are all the rage these days and this Adidas version goes for the full on retro look. The cut is classic, not too racey and slightly looser through the arms and torso, with three deep pockets in the back.