If you know how to dress for it, there’s no reason why rain should send your ride indoors. “Make sure you choose materials that breathe well, and clothes that keep you both warm and dry,” says Danny Summerhill of the UnitedHealthcare pro cycling team. “Keeping the rain off is important, but you also want to avoid getting too sweaty.”
But don’t be afraid to layer, says UnitedHealthcare teammate Kiel Reijnen. “Layers keep you prepared for shifting conditions. Always bring more than you think you need.”
So to weather a wet bike ride like a pro, here are the eight best pieces of rain gear a cyclist can wear.