Winter is coming, which for those of you that like to ride bikes year round, means fat bike season. Apparel companies have cottoned on to our growing love for extra wide tires and started to create gear specifically made for fat biking. For the past couple of season, Club Ride continues to expand their winter bike collection and Specialized just announced their fat bike lineup together with technical apparel company 686. No more excuses about having nothing appropriate to wear.
The Club Ride Fat Jack Pants ($120) are made from a midweight polyester blend double woven fabric that is DWR treated to make them water- and wind-resistant. Two vents running along the side of the legs let you dump excess heat when you start to work up a sweat and plenty of pockets enable to you store essentials when riding.
The Double Jack Reversible Jacket ($140) is filled with 80 grams of LiteFill synthetic insulation and can be switched from plaid to black whatever your mood. Reflective accents make sure you are seen in the low light conditions of winter.
To keep you riding this winter, Specialized teamed up with 686 to create a fat bike outerwear collection. The inaugural collection consists of two men’s and two women’s jackets, as well as a pair of bibs for both. The 3-layer Tech Jacket ($500) is constructed out of 686’s highly waterproof and breathable infiDRY fabric to keep you warm and dry both inside and out.
The water-resistant Tech Insulator ($250) features 100 grams of PrimaLoft insulation for added warmth on those extra cold days, while the waterproof 3-layer Tech Bibs ($450) keep snow out no matter how many times you endo into the snow bank. A rear SWAT pocket securely stows your ride essentials with vented thigh pockets for dumping excess heat.
Now that you have all the apparel options, you just need to go out and get the bike. Remember–n+1.