The Lowdown: Bontrager Cold Weather Apparel
Save for bikes and drivetrains, Bontrager makes just about everything. That includes a vast line-up of clothing, everything from jackets and jerseys to socks and baselayers. Seven different baselayers to be exact. After several months trying out all these baselayers, plus a host of other Bontrager offerings, we've been roundly impressed. From the superlight XXX Road Shoe, to the Velocis Helmet, to various jackets, jerseys, and gloves, the Wisconsin crew is pumping out impressive product - most of it reasonably priced. Three of our favorite pieces are the RXL Convertible 180 Softshell Jacket, B2 Windshell Long Sleeve Baselayer, and the Race 7" Wool Socks. The windshell baselayer is great for exceptionally cold days - or when you don't want to wear too much bulk. The 180 jacket is a highly versatile piece with zip-off sleeves that converts into a vest. And the socks are soft, durable, and keep feet - and ankles - warm and dry. Check out our ratings and full reviews below, and flip through the expansive photo gallery for information and impressions on numerous other Bontrager offerings.