Friday Finds: Reflective Winter Cycling Accessories

Winter Cycling Gear

Front and rear bicycle lights. Check. Maybe an extra blinky clipped to your backpack or bag. Check. But in the dark days of winter, there’s no such thing as too much visibility, so layer it on. These stylish winter cycling accessories for commuting incorporate eye-catching reflective details on your body, head and bike to help you be seen as you pedal.

  1. Rapha Women’s Merino Breton Sweater – Rapha adds an eye-catching twist to a classic Bretton stripe sweater from its city cycling collection. Turn the cuffs back to reveal a ‘signalcuff’ that’s constructed of hi-viz and reflective yarns. The natural properties of Merino wool help keep you warm, dry and fresh on your commute. Wear with a base layer on mild days, as a mid layer when temperatures drop. Fashion styling delivers for casual wear, as well. $150
  1. Specialized Merino-Lined Cycling Cap for Women – Frigid days on the bike demand full coverage beneath your helmet. This warm, lightweight and breathable cap from Specialized is lined with Merino wool, and has an insulating layer constructed of technical fibers for wind and water resistance. The cap keeps your ears covered, and when you pop up the brim, reflective accents help keep you visible. Quilt stitching on the front panel adds an elegant touch. $45
  1. Ortlieb Back-Roller Classic Design Chain Panniers – Ortlieb’s classic water-proof rear panniers keep your personal cargo protected from rain and snow on your daily commute. The roll closure at the top seals the deal. The bags, which come in a variety of solids and patterns, mount simply and quickly to a rear rack and the included shoulder strap makes that post-ride walk to the office easy. Reflective details improve visibility on your ride. $185 (pair)

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