If you are going to ride in all weather conditions the proper riding gear is mandatory. Wet and cold do not work. There are dozens of choices of very good textile jackets, jacket liners, heated jacket liners, balaclavas, waterproof boots, waterproof gloves, etc. Invest in the good stuff and you'll be glad you did.
For me: Joe Rocket Revolution gloves (warm, waterproof), First Gear Rainier jacket (warm, waterproof, with a hood), First Gear heated jacket liner (warm), Alpine Stars Web Goretex boots (warm, waterproof), Smartwool socks (warm), Joe Rocket overpants (warm, waterproof).
During the summer rain and wet still mean cold. A rain jacket over even a mesh jacket makes a world of difference.
Scott Craig - Nashville, TN
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