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Cool kit for cold days coming soon to from: Pas Normal Studios, dhb, Rapha and more

No such thing as the wrong weather if you've got the right kit… here's a selection what 'might' be right for winter 2023 currently being put through its paces by our reviewers

The winter is not going anywhere, so we're continuing to test a bunch more winter kit! By now, it's truly time to dust off your turbo trainer or get layered up for the colder rides.

Whether you're just gearing up for chilly morning rides or preparing to truly conquer the rain and sleet, these products we're testing from renowned brands such as Pas Normal Studios, Rapha, Gore Wear, and dhb promise to elevate your winter cycling experience - well, as much as you can elevate it with clothing. Full reviews on these and many more winter kit items are landing soon, so keep an eye out for them on our reviews page

Gore Wear Phantom Jacket Women's

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The Phantom jacket is an interesting, versatile jacket with removable sleeves, which means you get two jerseys in one. The jacket is made for autumn and spring weather. It features Gore-Tex Infinium and Windstopper technologies, meaning that you should get windproofing, breathability, and water resistance all in one. On the back side, the jacket has three-compartment spray-resistant back pockets and reflective details.

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Rapha Men's Pro Team Lightweight Tights with Pad

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Rapha's Pro Team Lightweight Tights with Pad, are designed for ultimate comfort during training in cool to mild conditions - ideally somewhere between six to 18 degrees, according to Rapha. These bib tights feature a size-specific Pro Team chamois, lightweight recycled materials for support and temperature control, and engineered leg panels for freedom of movement. They should effectively protect you from wind and chill, and there are reflective details for added visibility, too. 

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Gore Wear Gore-Tex Paclite Pants Mens

Gorewear Gore-Tex Paclite Pants


The Gore-Tex Paclite Pants are a lightweight and packable solution designed specifically for (very) wet weather cycling. They promise to be waterproof, windproof, and breathable thanks to the Gore-Tex technologies.

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The cut is cycling-specific and features, wear-resistant seat reinforcement, pre-shaped knees, and adjustable leg width for keeping the legs away from the chain. There's also an adjustable waistband, back zip pocket, and reflective details to keep you safe and sound. 

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Pas Normal Studios Women's Essential Thermal Long Tights

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Pas Normal Studio's Essential Thermal Long Tights are a little different as they don't feature the bib part, meaning they can easily be pulled on and off and you have straps digging into your shoulders.

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They are designed for cold weather rides and feature a soft DWR-treated fabric with reflective stripes for visibility, and silicone strips on the waistline to keep them well in place. There is also a small zipped thigh pocket for ride essentials and 'Essential' branding at the back.

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dhb Aeron Men’s Deep Winter Softshell 2.0

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Dhb's premium lineup, the Aeron, includes this Deep Winter Softshell jacket which the brand describes as the warmest winter jacket it has created. The brightly coloured top (there are less bright options, too!) has a thermal, fleece-backed fabric with a windproof and waterproof membrane, providing comfort on the coldest days.

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The outside is DWR-treated for water repellence and dhb recommends the jacket to be worn in temperatures between -2°C and 10°C. 

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Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops. 

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