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There Is No Such Thing As Bad Weather, There Is Only Wrong Clothing

April weather is capricious: freezing cold in the morning, pleasantly warm around midday, with showers in between. A daily challenge that begs the question: What should I wear? Nobody wants to wear too much or too little to avoid arriving at their destination either dripping with sweat or drenched and chilled.

David Zotter
Writing about, fine-tuning, traveling with and living of the bicycle. Most of the time I am doing this in my hometown Graz. And if it's for once not about the bike, I can be found at the university or on tour with my little son, well on the cargo bike.
Image © tbradford/ istockphoto

Urban cycling clothing that is not only functional, but also chic is also in demand. Practical features such as reflectors or breathable, water-repellent fabrics should be integrated into jackets and trousers. From headgear to shoes – we provide tips on how to cycle through April warm, dry and in style.

Don’t worry if there’s rain from above …

A bicycle helmet not only protects against rain, cold and hard objects, but can also be a stylish cycling accessory. The German company helt-pro produces hard shells that can be hidden away under smart and interchangeable caps. What makes this head protection so attractive is that it can be adapted to suit the weather. A clever alternative to the often bulky helmets.

The ideal jacket for the urban cyclist who braves all kinds of April weather is windproof, water-repellent and breathable. All these features are combined in the everyday LEDs Eclaireur Jacket from Esthete with the intelligent design. Five red LEDs are sewn into the back and two white ones into the front. A jacket that wearers can and like to be seen in.

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Image © Eclaireur

Cyclists who still have a little space left in their briefcase or rucksack and want to remain absolutely dry in heavy rain will pack a tried and tested rain cape. Cleverhood manufactures both classic and colourful capes, allowing them to be worn with a suit or jeans.

… or dirt from below: Weather-proof and stylish cycling clothing

Talking of jeans: Levi’s is also well-known for producing the Commuter series for male cyclists – and now for women as well. Designed by cyclists of both genders, the trousers are noted for having a higher waistline, dirt-repellent stretch fabrics and reflectors.

And finally, the all weather outfit is ideally rounded off with the right footwear. The Republic LX from Giro comes highly recommended. It’s not only a stylish way to pedal, but also comfortable to walk in.
Featured image: Stock photo © tbradford

David Zotter
Writing about, fine-tuning, traveling with and living of the bicycle. Most of the time I am doing this in my hometown Graz. And if it's for once not about the bike, I can be found at the university or on tour with my little son, well on the cargo bike.

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