Brave The Elements On Your Bike

The kit you need to keep up your cycling commute this autumn.

Don’t let thoughts of an Indian summer fool you. Winter is coming, and if you’re a cyclist, you sure better be ready for it.

That means base layers, full-finger gloves, lights and – crucially – a breathable, waterproof jacket.

But keeping warm and dry on a bike while staying safe on the road doesn’t mean you have to go down the DayGlo route. Here’s Esquire’s guide to this season’s best jackets to get you seen by drivers — but that you’ll also want to be seen in off the bike.

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