Keeping riders warm, but not too warm, was our goal when planning our wardrobe for the week.
When riding in the cold, the key is layering, and remembering that it is better to have too many layers, rather than too few. We also focused our attention on keeping the core and the extremities warm, while allowing maximum movement for legs (so no heavy snowpants).
By the end of the week, each of us had figured out what must-have items we needed when heading out for the trails, adding layers as the temperature dropped:
Bold = Favorite things
What mom wore:
Louis Garneau thermal bib tights | Mavic Aksium Thermo Cycling Jacket | Helly Hansen Women’s HH Dry Original Base Layer Shirt | Lazer Clear Glasses | Defeet Woolie Boolie All Mountain Socks | Louis Garneau split finger gloves | Turtle Fur – Micro Fleece Lined Neck Warmer | Not pictured: Lazer Helmet with aeroshell and winter liner | Shimano riding boots
What dad wore
Windproof Athletic Pants (similar) | Silk thermal undershirt | Ski socks | Wool Jersey | Deuter hydration pack (similar) | thermal skull cap | split finger gloves Not pictured: Lazer Helmet with aeroshell | Shimano riding boots
What our daughter wore:
Fleece jacket | raincoat | wicking undershirt | fleece vest | girl’s bike shorts | leggings; Darn Tough wool socks | Makino Kid’s Fleece Soft Shell Pants | mittens (similar) | Brooks Women’s Infiniti Beanie | Snowboots