Well woke up this morning to 37F and 22F windchill here is beautiful Minneapolis, MN and did my daily morning ride. Damn it was cold and well it just is going to continue for the next 6 months. I had an open face standard skateboard helmet and a ski mask, should of had googles on as my eyes watered up pretty good.
I am interested in what people are wearing and find effective when Esk8 above the Mason Dixon line in the winter months.
Couple of items I need to upgrade:
Gloves - What are good options for gloves that will give warmth, grip and feel for the remote hand and some degree of protection?
Helmet- Thinking this is the year for full face helmet to provide greater safety factor and keep my head and face from freezing. Looking at TSG and Vector?
Footwear - What footwear options are available that have the feel of vans and higher cut and will be warm?
Pants - I have used my snowboard pants in the past good warmth not a lot of protection (do wear knee and elbow pads). Looking for fall protection and warmth.
The board is least of my concerns as I have studded all terrain 9” wheels that will work great on ice, slush and prob less than 4” of snow (ICE and SNOW DIY Studded Tyres / Tires (video added) Would appreciate suggestions on the 4 items listed above as well as addition gear that you may have found effective when riding in cold weather conditions.
For those of you that live in a location that think 50F is winter please be kind as we are all not that fortunate.
Thanks in advance,