Are you sick of using your trainer and riding indoors this winter? Try switching it up and ride outdoors. It is worth it to try, but you must be prepared for the cold weather. By cold weather, I mean below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some suggestions for what to wear for your cold weather cycling gear.
Tights, Leg Warmers or Bib:
If you choose to wear tights, you would wear your cycling shorts with the padding underneath them. This will give you an extra layer of warmth. You can also buy tights with pads built in. Tights come with an elastic waist or shoulder straps like a bib. The straps are to keep your tights from falling down.
Another option is cycling leg warmers. Your cycling short’s legs should overlap the leg warmers so there is no skin exposed. The advantage of leg warmers is that you can take them off if you get too warm.
If you don’t like tights, there are plenty of options for athletic pants that are not clingy and offer flexibility and mobility. I recommend 4ucycling Windproof Athletic Pants for Outdoor and Multi Sports. These are for men but some pants are unisex. For women, I recommend RBX Active Women’s Fleece Arctic Barrier Athletic Tights