Canadian Cycling Magazine - - RAPID FIRE -

You can fight the cold with the Biemme Ninja jacket A ($ 350, log­ It has a built-in bal­a­clava that not only cov­ers your head and face, but keeps with wind from sneak­ing in past your neck. The piece that cov­ers your nose and mouth is held in place by three mag­nets. If things start to warm up, you can un­zip and re­move the bal­a­clava com­pletely. For fine-tun­ing the air­flow, you can also un­zip the main outer zip­per, while keep­ing the inner zip done up, which means you can main­tain a good tem­per­a­ture if you’re climb­ing to a higher el­e­va­tion.

The Garneau Ther­mal Edge DWR cy­cling jersey B ($ 110, keeps out the chill on brisk days. The full-length zip­per and elas­tic waist en­sure the jacket is snug and sealed. The brushed waf­fle in­te­rior does a good job of trap­ping heat, while the durable wa­ter re­pel­lent treat­ment on the out­side can keep out some of the wet. Stow ride es­sen­tials in the stan­dard three back pock­ets.

The Pearl Izumi Men’s PRO AMFIB shell C ($ 300, pearl­ keeps out the wind, a lot of the rain and lets mois­ture es­cape when you turn up the heat on your ride. The bonded neck, cuffs and waist keep the bulk down and in­crease your com­fort. Stow what you need in the back pock­ets; the cen­tre one has a solid zip­per for ex­tra se­cu­rity.

The Gior­dana Short Sleeve Ce­ramic base layer D ($ 110, unoim­ is made with Re­sistex Bio­ce­ramic. Gior­dana says that the ce­ramic mixed into the ny­lon, span­dex and polyester will in­su­late you i n the cold and help to keep you cool in the heat. The all-sea­sons gar­ment is silky soft.

Why cram ev­ery­thing in your jersey pock­ets? The Sport­ful Su­per­giara bib tights E ($250, sport­ have a mesh pocket on the left leg, giv­ing you ex­tra car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity on your gravel rides. A thicker fab­ric at the knees helps to keep your j oints warm as they work to pump power to your ped­als.

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