April Showers Cycling in the Rain

“And it rained all night and then all day
The drops were the size of your hands and face
The worms come out to see what’s up” -Thom Yorke

March 21st signals the arrival of spring and comfortable cycling weather. Soon enough rainy season will arrive. Just as the spring flowers arrive so will steady rain storms.  Do not let spring showers can put a damper on your optimistic riding outlook.

Here are some rainy ride recommendations:

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Castelli Squadra Long Rain Jacket – $49.99 Buy-Now

Whether you’re battling intermittent spring showers or preparing for afternoon thunderstorms, the Castelli Squadra Long Jacket repels nature’s barrage of nasty weather from soaking your core. Its highly stashable design means tucking it in your back jersey pocket is a cinch, while the nylon construction sheds oncoming showers and road spray from dampening your daily ride. Moreover, you’ll appreciate the louvered side vents when you’re working up a sweat.

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Castelli Nanoflex Bib Shorts & TightsBuy-Now

The insulating warmth and water repellent attributes of Castelli’s Nanoflex 2 Bib Shorts and tights are perfect for spring rain. The benefits of a dry chamois over the course of a wet ride are impossible to overstate.. The secret to the Nanoflex 2 Bib Shorts and tights success is hidden subtly in their name. They’re made from Castelli’s Nanoflex fabric, which is a water-resistant version of Castelli’s insulating Thermoflex fabric. Nanoflex is coated with millions of nanofilaments to create a water-repellant surface, compelling rain and road spray to bead up and roll off the surface.

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Gore Equipe GORE-TEX Cap$34.29 Buy-Now

Keep your head warm and dry and water out of your eyes. GORE-TEX fabric is an extremely thin, durable, waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane. It contains over 1.4 billion micro pores per square centimetre to stop water ingress while allowing moisture laden warm air to escape. This cycling cap will make your rain rides very comfortable.

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Pearl Izumi – Ride Pro Barrier WxB GlovesBuy-Now

Blame it on the rain no more with Pearl Izumi’s premier waterproof shell. Utilizing Outdry, the P.R.O. Barrier WxB Glove keeps the wet out and warmth in, making them perfect for cool, rainy rides.

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Endura Road OvershoesBuy-Now

Keep your feet dry, dry feet are happy feet. The Endura Road Overshoes feature smooth Neoprene construction and welded centre seam give super smooth styling and waterproofing. With a rear zip with snap-down puller and Velcro heel tab to ensure snug fit. Durable Kevlar faced base and Kevlar stitching and a reflective logo and zip panels at rear.

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Ziploc Sandwich BagsBuy-Now

We all like to have our iPhone or other mobile phones with us when we are cycling for safety, to check the weather, take photos or even to track our rides with apps like Strava. Ziploc sandwich bags are the perfect way to keep your smart phone dry, plus you can access the touch screen without taking your phone out of the bag. Great place to store cash as well.

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Ass Savers SmartAss Bicycle Rain FenderBuy-Now

Proven and tested in the field, it’s a simple solution to water being kicked up by your rear wheel. Ass Saver is compatible with almost every standard rail saddle. Easy to mount and once in place, it stays in place. When not in use, it can be folded up and stored underneath your seat, ready to be deployed the next time you are caught out in a rain shower. Made in Sweden.

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SKS Raceblade Pro Bicycle Fender SetBuy-Now

The ulimate clip-on mudguard set for road bikes for tyre width up to 25mm. Its smart, double hinged quick release fitting system also fits aero forks and is also compatible with disc brakes, direct mount brakes and thru axles. Mudguards can be perfectly adapted to the radius of the wheel by adjusting the length of the stays. Its superlight extra long mud flaps give additional spray protection. In addition to using the quick release rubber straps it can also be fixed in place with zip ties. Paintwork protection film for the frame is also included.

Hope you like our list of rain gear.

What products do you use on a rainy day?

One Comment Add yours

  1. bgddyjim says:

    I use a Lifeproof phone case so I don’t have to bother with the ziplock bags. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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