Winter is here again and with it shorter, colder, darker, wetter days. If you want to ride comfortably through the winter that will mean jackets, good lights, mud guards and warm gloves. We’re gearing up to deal with winter, and we’re taking embarrassing photos of Huw and Luke.
Read on for some details, and more embarrassing photos.
As Autumn advances we take our fingerless gloves off the display and replace them with long fingered gloves to keep you warm on the morning commute. We also stock up on brighter lights and full coverage mud guards. The guards won’t keep you dry in a downpour but with Melbourne’s changeable weather they are great because they let you ride just after some rain without getting a wet slick up your back. We also carry beanies that fit under your helmet, ear warmers and cycling caps.
The biggest change since last winter is that we are stocking different jackets. WE now have a full compliment of Specialized Deflect Hybrid jackets in high-vis yellow and Fitzroy safety black. They are great jackets – light and breathable but also shower-proof and they really help take the sting out of the wind.
They have a good range of pockets, including one at the back so your stuff won’t fall out while you ride.
The sleeves zip off so you can use them as a vest.
And finally, they very sensibly have reflective piping on them.
Check the jackets out here.