We round up some the best (and best looking) new winter jackets and bibtights on the market
Matching tops and bib tights to keep you feeling warm and looking smart.
It may be colder than a polar bear’s toenails outside, but there’s no excuse for not looking your best every time you go out on the bike. Sure, we get that you want to dress up warm, but just as in summer you’d always take care to co-ordinate your lightweight jersey and shorts, the same rule applies in winter when it’s cold enough to warrant turning to the full-length bibtights and long-sleeve thermal softshell jackets. The safest option from a style point of view is plain black go-with-anything bibtights to partner your favourite jersey or jacket, but there’s something just that bit classier about a full matching outfit. So we’ve rounded up some of the smartest softshell jackets and matching bibtights currently out there to see if they perform as well as they look. All use thermal fabrics with weatherproof treatments to ensure you stay toasty while also offering all the same functional zips, pockets and high-tech pads you’d expect from your favourite summer kit, at a range of prices to suit all budgets.