If you want to carry on cycling through the cold winter months, it pays to get properly wrapped up; keeping yourself warm with some of the best winter bib tights and best cycling jackets you can afford can be a total lifesaver for your enjoyment and comfort once the temperatures drop in late Autumn and beyond.
Best all-round (male): Rapha Pro Team Winter Tights with Pad II
Best high-end (male): MAAP Team Thermal Bib Tights
Best thermal bib tights with pockets (men's): Pactimo Men’s Alpine Thermal Bib Tight
Best wind protection (male): Castelli Sorpasso RoS Wind Bib Tights
Another great set of road.cc-recommended men's bib tights: Albion Three Season Tights
Best wind protection (female): Velocio Women’s Thermal Bib Tights
Best for milder conditions (female): Iris Women’s Signature Winter Bib Tight Light
Best all-round (female): Rapha Women’s Pro Team Winter Tights
Best for under £100 (male): Gore C3 Thermo Bib Tights
Best value for money (male): dhb Merino Tight
Best value for money (female): Nopinz Endurance Bib Tights Woman’s
Best 3/4 length winter bib tights: Stolen Goat Orkaan 3/4 Length Bib Tights
Great alternative to bib tights: Le Col Pro Thermal Bib Shorts II
Whether you're commuting every day, heading out for a training ride after work or joining the weekly club run, here's a selection of the best gear to keep your legs protected from the cold, no matter your budget or anatomy.
Winter tights range from lightweight waist tights that add a bit of insulation to full-on warm and waterproof weather armour. Therefore if you're planning on riding in the rain look for fabrics with a durable water repellent (DWR) coating. It’s also important to note that some winter tights are expensive, but for some, not being wet and miserable while riding in cold conditions is worth it.
If you do, however, already own a pair from our best bib tights list, then it’s highly recommended you look into investing in a winter jersey. Couple this with a pair of the best winter gloves, and you’ll be ready to venture out into the elements in total comfort and warmth.