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Cheap options for staying dry on your bike


Elly Blue at BikePortland has a great article on cheap options for staying dry in the rain. Readers have also left lots of suggestions in the comments section.

If you are low on cash and need a pair of gloves to stay warm, I would suggest going to a hardware store and picking up a pair of winter gardening gloves for around $15. You'll look a tad goofy, but they were the warmest things that I wore during the winter of 2007.


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Ben Sias

November 10, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Helmet covers are very good at cutting the wind and keeping your head dry. And they aren't that expensive. You can cut a small hole in them to enable the use of a helmet mounted light.


Lisa Wylie

November 11, 2009 at 11:29 AM

For winter gloves I use XC ski gloves picked up for $2 at a garage sale. The leather palms are great for cycling. If it's under 50 degrees I use thin wool glove liners too. Work well and are warmer and cheaper than cycling-specific winter gloves. Personally I've never been able to find thick gardening/utility gloves that really fit smaller female hands. You can find cheap XC gloves at ski swaps or maybe sport resale shops.

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