Out here in WL’s secret alpine base, we’re of course looking forward to the approaching winter. The air is definitely cold now, it’s frosty in the morning and you can almost taste the first snow.
We’ve compiled this handy guide to help keep you at the optimum temperature, whatever the forecast says
You can also almost hear the most common question you’ll find in chalets across the Alps: “What are you wearing today?” We’re not talking fashion – we’re talking layering.
We’ve said it before: one of the most common beginner mistakes is bad layering, wearing too little or too much will either send you to the nearest cafe every ten minutes to warm up, or have you profusely sweating and panting with every toeside turn.
But judging it right is hard and takes practice, so we’ve compiled a handy guide to help keep you at the optimum temperature, whatever the forecast says.
Included are two examples for each temperature range: one is yours truly, who tends to run at the warmer end of the spectrum, the other is my girlfriend, who definitely struggles with any sort of cold
Before anyone starts mashing their keyboards in frustration over how wrong we’ve got this, we know that everyone is different and this isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits all solution. To try and counter that as much as possible, we’ve included two examples for each temperature range: one is yours truly, who tends to run at the warmer end of the spectrum, the other is my girlfriend, who definitely struggles with any sort of cold. I’m in the left-hand column, Chloe is in the right.
We both ride 80-100 days a year, and have chosen our standard outfits based on what we might wear on a given day based on the temperature including wind chill on the Snow Forecast, so next time you’re getting ready to ride, see what it predicts and follow this guide: