Pearl Izumi Select Escape Texture Short - Women's
On the days your group ride takes you from wide country lanes at dusk to your favorite pub for post-ride snacks and drinks, the flattering, style-conscious Pearl Izumi Select Escape Texture Shorts will keep you comfortable during and after your workout.
If you start your ride in the warm afternoon and finish just as dusk brings a slight chill to the air, you'll be able to depend on Pearl Izumi's SELECT Transfer Dry fabric to wick moisture away from your skin and moderate your temperature as you ride. Pearl Izumi also includes its stretchy, breathable Women's SELECT Escape 1:1 Chamois, ensuring you'll have enough support to ride comfortably for hours.
While the shorts come with a 7.5in inseam, Pearl Izumi gives you the option to convert them to a less-restricting 4.5in when you're ready to relax post-ride. The wide, V-shaped waistband promises a smooth, secure fit that won't cut into skin while you're stretched out over the handlebars and leaves room for plenty of refueling post-ride.
Giordana FR-C Pro Reflective Bib Tight - Women's
Cold weather, shorter days, and subsequently, low-light conditions all come along with the transition from early autumn to the winter months. Here to keep you happily in the saddle through the aforementioned changes, Giordana's FR-C Pro Reflective Bib Tights tag along on frigid rides with a focus on comfort, quality, and reflectivity.
Made from Super Roubaix, these tights' thermal fabric retains precious body heat, wicks sweat, moves with you, and has a brushed interior for next-to-skin softness. Then, Super Roubaix Carbon in the Core Contour System, as well as from the knees down to the ankles, completely wraps your internal organs and lower body with protective carbon to prevent fatigue from setting in too early on. Stretchy, breathable, and stabilizing bib uppers keep everything well-supported and ventilated with a women's-specific design, while the Cirro S chamois soaks up impact on the road, which can feel worse in winter temperatures. Keeping you visible, Giordana paired Pixel reflective fabric on the inside calf and the rear panels with reflective ankle zippers to help you stay seen by motorists on the road.
Club Ride Apparel Joy Ride Knickers - Women's
It's a rare item that can navigate the gap between hanging out and working out, but Club Ride has perfected the art of multi-application clothing with the Joy Ride Knickers. With their blend of contemporary styling and athletic functionality, the Joy Rides transition effortlessly from on the bike to out on the town.
Club Ride uses its PowerWeave fabric for these puppies, a nylon blend with an accommodating two-way stretch that wicks well, dries quickly, and doesn't require a lot of coddling. The knickers resist abrasions, so their long length keeps your knees and thighs protected from singletrack obstacles or the occasional tumble on the road.
Club Ride claims these knickers have a Sport Fit. We find that this translates into snug legs that don't flap across the length of their 16.5 inch inseams, a fit that won't hinder you on or off the bike. They rise slightly in the rear to cover your, well, rear, which the waist adjustment straps also help with. The gusseted crotch increases freedom of movement and durability, and eliminates seams in the area, an effect that speaks for itself. The back of the knees are also cut to allow freedom of movement through the pedaling motion. Reflective elements help keep you visible in low-light conditions during early commutes or late returns.
The Club Ride Joy Ride Knickers - Women's are available in fives sizes ranging from X-Small to X-Large in the colors Caravan and Raven.
Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Thermal Graphic Jersey - Women's
There's something comforting about the Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Thermal Graphic Jersey, and it's certainly not the chilly weather it was designed for riding in. Rather, it's the soft, lightly brushed thermal fabric the jersey's made out of, which gets us up off the couch and out on the road by approximating the comfort of the warm throw blanket we're leaving behind.
That take-the-blanket-with-you comfort is especially important here. As part of Pearl's Pursuit line, the Thermal Graphic Jersey is designed for serious cyclists who can't afford to take time off because a fall afternoon gets chilly or the sun doesn't quite get out on a spring morning. Its aggressive, form-fitting cut isn't quite as painted-on as Pearl's Black Speed Mesh jersey, but that gives it a bit of room for layering and adds an additional element of comfort while you're preparing for the days that you'll be wearing the race jersey. The Pursuit Thermal does have the Speed Mesh's Speed Sleeve shoulders, which are articulated to accommodate an aggressive reach in the cockpit, so you won't have any excuse to let up during early-March intervals.
Louis Garneau Calory Glove - Women's
Diving into a new hobby can be pricey, but with the rewarding miles ahead you charged forth, bit the bullet, and are getting your kit dialed for the miles to come. Not everything you need has to break the bank, though, and Louis Garneau's Women's Calory Gloves put their money where their mouth is, with construction that is built to hold up, and a price tag that doesn't illicit four-letter-word reactions. The gloves are crafted with a synthetic leather palm with integrated Ergo Air ventilation, and foam padding that soaks up the sting from rough roads. Stretchy synthetic makes up the back of the hand, wrapping around you comfortably, and wicking away sweat. Top-tier features like a soft glasses wipe and finger pullers boost these gloves far above what we'd normally see at such an entry-level price.
G-Form Pro-X Short - Women's
Handle the bumps and bruises that usually come along with mountain biking in compressive, protective comfort with the G-Form Pro-X Short. Their proprietary RPT padding is soft and flexible for comfort when you're riding but hardens instantly upon impact to protect your hips and tailbone when you take a slam. They also have a compression fabric that wicks sweat to keep you cool and dry. Plus, UPF 50+ sun-protection helps defend your skin against harmful UV rays, while the plush logo elastic waistband ensures a snug, secure fit while you're ripping around the trails.
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Gore Wear C5 Gore Windstopper Insulated Trail Jacket - Women's
Extend your season with the C5 Gore Windstopper Insulated Trail jacket. This close-fitting piece is so low-profile you'll hardly notice it's there, except to appreciate the breathable warmth it provides. Its PrimaLoft Gold Active insulation helps trap in heat while the synthetic material wicks away perspiration to minimize chills as you work up a sweat. A Gore Windstopper membrane deflects wind and light precipitation without trapping in vapor—keeping air flowing while protecting you from the elements.
iXS Progressive 7.1 Short-Sleeve Jersey - Women's
With dedication comes progress, whether that's dedication to all-weekend endeavors deep into the Rockies, or dedication to getting the most out of your mid-week lunch laps. iXS crafts the Progressive 7.1 Women's Short-Sleeve Jersey to help you keep progressing, no matter what adventure lies ahead. A lightweight jersey is key when it comes to reaching goals on steep, mountainous climbs and undulating rollers alike, and the Progressive 7.1 doesn't fall short. It's constructed from durable, and eco-minded recycled PET polyester that has a knack for wicking away sweat, and drying quickly when punchy technical switchbacks get the perspiration cranking. To add an extra hit of ventilation the jersey features laser-cut perforations at the underarm and sides to let fresh air in.