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Commuting Clothing



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,232 ✭✭✭07Lapierre

    Short answer is no. You can't stay dry and not sweaty while cycling in winter.

    In winter, you dress to stay warm/sweaty. the best option is to carry dry clothes in a bag and change into them when you reach your destination.

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭Bluejohn1

    I’d just wear something that drys quick and is breathable.

    I’ve a 15km each way. Summer/autumn I just wear bib shorts and gym like t shirt, if cold a base layer. If you get wet you’re wet. When it gets colder I have longer thermal bibs, base layer and decent rain jacket(galibier foul weather jacket). Jeans t shirt and much are in the pannier rack bags. Luckily radiator beside the desk so I wear what drys quick when the weather is dog ****.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,356 ✭✭✭Macy0161

    I just change when I get there. I have access to showers, but I'd get away with baby wipes/ flannel.

    If that's not an option, I'd probably look at quick dry hiking gear (although not very warm in my experience).

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,584 ✭✭✭Tombo2001

    One thing I wear in winter and find very good is a windproof hat that fits inside the helmet. This type of thing.

    Vaude Bike Windproof Cap III - Cycling cap | Buy online |

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,440 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    Aside from a decent jacket, what I would recommend most of all for winter is shoe covers e.g. these and a decent pair of gloves for when the weather gets cold (I use these but they have thicker ones)!

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,526 Mod ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses

    In my opinion, rainproof overtrousers are a godsend in the really heavy rain -

    As for dry from rain and not sweaty, i had the most success wearing a good quality rainproof jacket and overtrousers, and something light underneath (shorts and tshirt). Full change of clothes needed when you get to work though. Jeans are a non-runner really