Five Essentials For Winter Riding

It’s a perfect twelve degrees Fahrenheit outside in New York City today and you know what that means…time to get out there and ride! 

But before you do, here’s some gear we recommend picking up before charging out there in this Polar Vortex. These five essentials may not be specifically made for cycling purposes, but they’ll definitely get the job done.

1. Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Dri-Fit Max Fitted

This Dri-Fit shirt is perfect for wearing under layers to keep you warm and sweat-free on the bike path

This Dri-Fit shirt is perfect for wearing under layers to keep you warm and sweat-free on the bike path

2. Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Wool Socks

The right socks mean everything when it comes to riding short or long distances and these Pearl brand thermal wool socks will keep your feet pedaling and not frozen

The right socks mean everything when it comes to riding short or long distances and these Pearl brand thermal wool socks will keep your feet pedaling and not frozen

3. Poler Field Pack 

This Poler brand "Field Pack" is a great day pack that won't weigh you down while on the go. Perfect for carrying gloves, hats, and those much needed extra hand warmers

This Poler brand "Field Pack" is a great day pack that won't weigh you down while on the go. Perfect for carrying gloves, hats, and those much needed extra hand warmers

4. Giro Westerly Wool Gloves

Keeping your hands toasty is essential to any ride. Pick up a pair of these Giro wool gloves and you'll be ready to ride straight through the next polar vortex.

Keeping your hands toasty is essential to any ride. Pick up a pair of these Giro wool gloves and you'll be ready to ride straight through the next polar vortex.

5. Bern Bandito - Snow Helmet

Ok hear us out on this one. Bern makes some of the best bike helmets out there and while the Bern Bandito is in fact a snow helmet, our best bet is that you'd much rather have this one on your dome in those frigid temperatures

Ok hear us out on this one. Bern makes some of the best bike helmets out there and while the Bern Bandito is in fact a snow helmet, our best bet is that you'd much rather have this one on your dome in those frigid temperatures