Craft are probably best known for the amount of pro teams they have supplied cycling kit to over the years and according to the Swedish outfit - feedback from the pro riders is used to design products like the Craft Performance Bike Tour Jersey.
Since their humble beginnings in 1973 they have come a long way in the world of performance sports clothing. Renowned for quality base layers and other garments for alpine sports Craft supply team kit for Radioshack Leopard Trek, the professional World Tour team.
The Craft Active Basic jersey has been a real hit with me thanks to a blend of flattering fit and classic design with contemporary twists.
There are several colours on offer but our 'Olympia/Silver' (vibrant blue with silver detailing by another name) would've been my first choice anyhow.
The Craft Neoprene Bootie is a simple overshoe made from, you guessed it, neoprene, with a full zip rear closure and Velcro tab underfoot. The seams that run down the top of the overshoe and around the toe section are taped for increased waterproofing, while the toe and heel are reinforced with Kevlar to improve durability. The large Craft logos along the side, and the thin strip of reflective material which runs parallel to the zip ensure decent visibility in low light.
One thing I have seen the benefit of these last few months is the art of layering. With some truly miserable riding conditions, getting your wardrobe choices right will enhance your ride, and this Craft Active Extreme Concept Piece fits the bill for the chilly weather.
Designed to be a fully waterproof but stretchy and breathable alternative to traditional shell jackets, this Craft Ladies Performance Bike Stretch Jacket is made from a mid-weight pliable soft shell fabric and is intended to be more comfortable and less noisy to wear than its hard shell equivalents.
The first thing you notice about Craft's Siberian Split Finger Glove, other than the fact that they look like something only a giant lobster could wear comfortably, is their weight. They are incredibly lightweight for a full winter glove.
These overshoes from Craft are like little wetsuits for your feet. Made from stretchy neoprene, they are designed to be both super warm (the clue is in the name) and water and road grot proof, protecting your delicate road shoes from the nasty bad salty winter muck.