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I hate be­ing cold. I’m also not the big­gest fan of most tech tour­ing gear when it comes to styling. Here are a few op­tions from High­way 21 Ap­parel to keep you look­ing fly while stay­ing pro­tected, with some much-needed cold-weather un­der­gar­ments from Cy­cle Gear’s re­cently re­designed Freeze-out line to layer up for even colder rides too. Kick Jack Frost in the nards and get out for a ride this win­ter!

Marks­man Flan­nel

When pe­rus­ing the High­way 21 site, I stum­bled upon the Marks­man flan­nel. I im­me­di­ately thought of it as a good layer for win­ter rid­ing. You never know if your des­ti­na­tion is go­ing to be a tad colder or hot­ter than your start­ing lo­ca­tion, and lay­er­ing pro­vides op­tions. The stylish Marks­man flan­nel is no slouch as a stand-alone jacket for warmer temps ei­ther, and comes equipped with re­mov­able CE ar­mor in the shoul­ders and el­bows. It also in­cludes re­mov­able per­fo­rated back PE ar­mor. Plus the 165-gram Kevlar fiber that’s wo­ven into the shoul­ders and el­bows adds some pro­tec­tion for your bits too. I yanked the ar­mor out and rocked it un­der the Gasser jacket and it seemed to work very well.

high­way21.com $119.95

Gear­head Jacket

I’m more a Levi’s and T-shirt dude. And the Gear­head jacket is just my speed. You can’t go wrong with a clas­sic black jacket, and the Gear­head of­fers a twist since it’s a two-in-one jacket with a wa­ter-re­sis­tant outer shell with ar­mor, and in­cludes a zip-in hoodie with ar­mored pock­ets for lay­er­ing up when it gets cold—it’s the lit­tle things, right? The Gear­head’s sim­plis­tic styling is equipped with plenty of func­tion too since it also of­fers a bit of pro­tec­tion via re­mov­able CE ar­mor in the shoul­ders and el­bows, as well as a re­mov­able PE back pro­tec­tor. As for pock­ets, the Gear­head fea­tures a Napoleon pocket, de­vice pocket, and hand-warmer pock­ets to keep your mitts nice and toasty. high­way21.com $159.95

His­tory. Fam­ily. Ded­i­ca­tion. It doesn’t mat­ter what you ride or where you ride it, pro­tec­tion is our pri­or­ity in ev­ery hel­met we cre­ate. That is Arai’s un­shake­able foun­da­tion which you can rely on.

Even if you never use an Arai hel­met for its in­tended pur­pose, the hand­crafted com­fort which only Arai can de­liver will let you en­joy ev­ery ride even more.

And look darn good while do­ing it too!

Jour­ney­man Boot

I am def­i­nitely a boot kind of guy. In fact, I put my wife’s shoe col­lec­tion to shame. And I’m very par­tic­u­lar about my feet since they kind of come in handy ev­ery sin­gle day. So keep­ing them pro­tected is para­mount. But I also dig the style of the Jour­ney­man boots. They’re kind of a hy­brid moc toe with a touch of street-style rid­ing shoes, but of­fer all the pro­tec­tion a mo­tor­cy­clist needs. Made from full-grain premium leather with a Vi­bram slip-re­sis­tant sole, they’re as comfy on your feet as a good pair of train­ers. And they’re also out­fit­ted with a Sym­pa­tex wa­ter­proof, breath­able mem­brane. high­way21.com $179.95

Freeze-out Warm’r Col­lec­tion

When it gets re­ally cold, base lay­ers are a must for me. I tried Cy­cle Gear’s orig­i­nal Freeze-out line years ago when it was first in­tro­duced, but the Freeze-out col­lec­tion has been re­designed and things just got a lot Warm’r. Get it? Heyyyoo!

The outer ma­te­ri­als fea­ture a new 3D hon­ey­comb fleece in­ner struc­ture and the es­sen­tial Freeze-out wind­proof mem­brane. This combo main­tains bal­ance be­tween heat gen­er­ated and heat lost. The wind­proof mem­brane en­sures that chill­ing winds can­not pen­e­trate the outer ma­te­ri­als, while the 3D fleece struc­ture cre­ates a greater sur­face area and in­creases in­su­la­tion to re­tain even more body heat. The Freeze-out Warm’r range of­fers en­hanced per­for­mance and com­fort with its com­bi­na­tion of breath­able tem­per­a­ture con­trol and wind­proof pro­tec­tion, es­sen­tial to op­ti­mal per­for­mance. cy­clegear.com

OP­TIONAL SHIELDS SHOWN

Long johns $39.99 Bal­a­clava $19.99 Glove lin­ers $19.99 Long-sleeve shirt $59.99 Boot lin­ers $19.99

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