A quick checklist of the items to pack and wear for a mountain bike race, plus our recommendation for a pared-down emergency kit to carry on the bike.
The Madison Flux is a waterproof softshell jacket that’s packable, making it a good choice for mountain biking.
The Giro Ambient is an insulated soft shell jacket with a hood, designed for mountain biking in cold, winter conditions.
The Showers Pass Refuge is more than just a mountain bike jacket. It’s waterproof, offers excellent ventilation, and is versatile enough to use off the trail in a variety of conditions.
Sure, we could stop riding at this point in the year. Or, we can get suited up with a jacket, shorts, and jersey from the Leatt DBX 5.0 kit, and comfortably extend the season.
The Maloja AndriM Gore-Tex jacket is a simple, highly-functional piece of gear that keeps mountain bikers dry and protected from the elements.
661, Oakley, and Leatt have updated, improved, and have released new mountain bike helmets, goggles, and apparel.
The Sweet Protection Delirious Rain Jacket incorporates Gore-Tex fabrics and mountain bike-specific features, but lacks a hood.
Gore Wear has released new SHAKEDRY rain jackets which they claim are completely waterproof, highly breathable, ultra-lightweight, and packable.
The Endura Women’s Singletrack jacket is a nylon, fully seam-sealed 2.5-layer waterproof, “breathable fabric” rain jacket with under arm zipped vents, and a hood. I put the “breathable” in quotes because everyone says their rain coat is breathable, and then you end up just as wet from your own internal combustion as you’d be if you just …