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Autumn clothing

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by phoenix, 19 Sep 2007.

  1. phoenix

    phoenix New Member

    It's getting a bit cold out on the bike in only shorts and a short sleeved top. I think my legs will be ok for a few months yet but what sort of clothing should I be looking at for this time of year. My winter kit of thick, wind insulated long sleeved jacket with a long sleeved base layer does me proud but would be way to warm for now.
    I have used some arm warmers but found that my torso was getting cold so used two short sleeved tops but I think I need something else.
     
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    check this thread out
     
  3. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Helly long sleeved base layer, worn underneath your jersey. Does me for all weathers (except rain!).
     
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I went out for a ride after dark yesterday and there was a real chill in the air. For the chilly, but not yet freezing cold period I tend to wear 3/4 length shorts (Endura Humvees) or 3/4 bib tights to keep the knees warm. The other thing I reach for quite quickly are the full fingered gloves as you hands do tend to get the full blast of the cold air. I normally give up on short sleeved tops at this time of year. I've got a few base layers of different thicknesses including this Endura Thermolite model. I like the fact that it has a zip for when you inevitably get too hot going up a hill.

    Hopefully some of the above may help - but its a very personal thing and what works for me may not be perfect for you.
     
  5. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    See 'Aldi' posting in this section, they'll sort you out