While some people put on their tough-guy front and proudly bound out the door into teeming rain or plunging temperatures to hit the road or trails, no-one enjoys being cold or wet during a ride! Waterproof clothing specialists Sealskinz knows good gear makes all the difference for foul-weather riding, so they’ve just announced some new and updated products for those of us heading into winter.
Waterproof Heated Cycling Glove:
Freezing cold hands can quickly ruin a fun ride, but even the least cold-tolerant rider should stay happy wearing Sealskinz’s Waterproof Heated Cycling Glove. First of all, these gloves are waterproof and insulated with Primaloft Gold so your hands will stay dry and warm even if you don’t use their built-in heaters. When temperatures start to dive, just switch on the integrated heat elements in the glove’s top, fingers and thumbs. The gloves offer low, medium and high heat settings, and an LED indicator shows which mode you’re in.
A rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of heat, so you’re covered for a long ride (or a few short laps). The Waterproof Heated Cycling Gloves also feature a goatskin leather palm, a long Velcro cuff, and reflective details for low-light visibility. MSRP is $160, and S-XL sizes are available in black only.
All-Weather LED Cycle Overshoe:
Where will we put a light next? Visibility is a huge priority for commuters, so Sealskinz has decided to integrate LED lights into the heels of their all-weather overshoes. The built-in LED’s provide up to 500m visibility, and their replaceable batteries offer up to 240 hours of runtime. Aside from the lights, stealth reflective detailing adds some extra flash to these booties.
The overshoes have Kevlar heels and toes to resist wear and tear, and are offered in two different models with soles designed for either clipless or flat pedals. The All-Weather LED Cycle Overshoe sells for $70.Sizes range from S-XL, and they come in black only.
Waterproof All-Weather Cycle Cap:
When you want to keep your head safe without getting soaked, Sealskinz’s All-Weather Cycle Cap is designed to fit under your helmet. This waterproof cap features three-layer construction, which provides some insulation while remaining thin, light and breathable. The cap has a short brim and a sweatband sewn inside. It retails for $35. S/M and L/XL sizes are available, and color options are black or navy blue.
Waterproof All-Weather Ankle Length Sock with Hydrostop:
Finally, the product Sealskinz may be best known for – their waterproof socks. The Waterproof All-Weather socks are made with a three-layer construction that offers four-way stretch. The outer is made from Nylon with elasticated zones to ensure a solid fit. The middle layer is a fully waterproof yet highly breathable membrane, and the inner layer is a moisture-wicking polyester/merino wool blend.
The socks also feature flat toe seams, cushioned footbeds and a Hydrostop cuff to keep water from seeping in from the top. These socks are machine washable and come with a lifetime guarantee. A pair of Waterproof All-Weather Ankle Socks with Hydrostop will cost you $42.50. Sizes S-XL are available in black/neon yellow, black/grey or black/grey/white.