For those seek­ing qual­i­ty cycling in the win­ter, func­tion­al gear is a must. This week­end I test­ed out a slew of Castel­li prod­ucts on a long, win­ter ride just out­side the city lim­its of Port­land. I want­ed to see if the appar­el would suc­ceed in keep­ing me warm and dry through the cold con­di­tions of the pacif­ic northwest.

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The Jack­et: Zon­colan Jacket

Zoncolan Jacket

As I geared up for the ride and zipped up the Zon­colan for the first time I became wor­ried the jack­et would be too warm, but a few min­utes lat­er I was pleas­ant­ly sur­prised to find that I was wrong. Though the jack­et is thick, lined with com­fort­able fleece, and keeps the full upper-body warm with a Ther­moflex flip-up full zip col­lar, the Wind­stop­per X‑fast 2 fab­ric breathes won­der­ful­ly while allow­ing my body to retain nice dry heat. An hour into my ride, as I bat­tled up steep hills and rode down quick windy declines, the jack­et was still keep­ing me con­sis­tent­ly warm and hold­ing a nice bal­ance of breatha­bil­i­ty. Though it nev­er out­right rained on my ride, the Zon­colan did a good job at keep­ing me dry dur­ing a few light driz­zles. I would high­ly rec­om­mend this Jack­et for weath­er 45 degrees and below. Not only does the Zon­colan per­form well, it looks incred­i­bly styl­ish to match. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Today we’re fea­tur­ing brands famil­iar to every ath­lete, espe­cial­ly you cyclists.

CRAFT of Swe­den, Swe­den’s elite per­for­mance brand, has designed cloth­ing to work with every body in every cli­mate. Today, The Clymb show­cas­es CRAFT jer­seys, jack­ets, shorts, suits and more for men and women at up to 60% below retail.

 

Vol­er was born from the desire to cre­ate qual­i­ty prod­ucts that peo­ple would use in the pur­suit of their own pas­sions. For over two decades, they’ve devel­oped into a leader in cycling appar­el. Vol­er men’s and wom­en’s shorts and bibs are on sale today at up to 55% off.

Nut­case designs some of the most provoca­tive mul­ti pur­pose cycling, snow, and skate hel­mets on the mar­ket today. Mem­bers can shop Nut­case at up to 50% off here.

We’ve still got our ipath, Hip­pyTree, and Drag­on events going on. If you did­n’t check them out yes­ter­day, give them a look today. Pur­chas­ing an exclu­sive The Clymb tee also qual­i­fies your entire order for free shipping.

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Here’s an infor­ma­tive video on how to prop­er­ly fit your Nut­case helmet: