Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Apparel

Apparel Feature Articles Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below is today’s list of top rated picks, and be sure to head back to the RoadBikeReview 2011 Holiday Gift Guide main page to see the rest of the gift suggestions to help you this holiday season.

Cycling apparel gift ideas- As winter is upon us, it’s time to start adding layers when heading out in the morning for those chilly rides. Here are a few gift ideas for that special cyclist in your life that should make their ride that much more comfortable so they can continue doing what they love, even when the temps dip low.

Mavic Cyclone Jacket

For the dedicated rider on your list, the Mavic Cyclone jacket offers trim fit and exceptional warmth, with minimal bulk and very light weight. Warm, windproof Tech Dry ST fabric panels combine with vented mesh to help regulate body temperature. Front and rear pockets lend cargo space to stash extra layers as the day warms up.

Key Features:
• Clima Ride – Cold Ride, Wind Ride
• Ergo Ride – Pro Fit, Ergo Cuff, Ergo Zip
• Fabrics – Ride Wick Warm, Tech Dry ST
• Construction – Splash guard, Reflective highlights
• Pockets – 1 zip chest pocket, 3 Back pockets + 1 zipped key pocket
• Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL

MSRP: $190

Website: http://www.mavic.com/

Giro Westerly Wool Gloves

The natural comfort and insulating properties of wool shaped into a glove that works well by itself or as an interior liner when temps dip to freezing. The Westerly Wool is an all-around glove that features a wool body with a light fleece lining to take the edge off of cool conditions. The silicone detailing on the palm enhances grip too, making it perfect for riding, hanging around the campfire or anytime you want a little extra coverage.

Features Include:
- Elastic cuff to seal out cold and wind; Reflective detail; Suitable for use as the inner liner for Proof™ and 100 Proof™ model gloves
- Palms: Silicone detailing for enhanced grip
- Upper: Super Fit™ design for a tailored fit; Blended, Merino perform™ Advantage fabric for warmth and comfort; Slip-on design for quick and easy on/off

MSRP: $27

Website: http://www.giro.com/

Capo Roubaix Arm & Knee Warmers

Capo’s Roubaix arm warmers keep cyclists warm during that early morning chill or while training in the middle of the winter. They are made with two panels of Super Roubaix fabric, which have a warm and soft feel to the touch. A great layering piece when you’re a cyclists is not sure what to expect.

Details:
- Power Lycra®
- Super Roubaix®
- Silicone Gel Knee Gripper
- Sizes: S/M, L/XL

MSRP: $40 for Arms, $50 for Knees

Website: http://www.capocycling.com/



About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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