What to Wear Cycling
By Christopher Mullen
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Cyclists, editors, and technology experts from all over the world are saying great things about What to Wear Cycling, including (to name a few) Road.cc, London Cyclist, SELF Magazine, The Washing Machine Post, Elcyclista, GearCaster, Tap! Magazine, Cyclepresse, Gelegenheitsradler, Sportive Cyclist, and Global Cycling Network!
What to Wear Cycling is the only way to find out what to wear when you ride. Anytime. Anywhere. Why get 30 minutes into a ride before wishing you had sleeves (or wishing you could ditch the jacket)? Get the info before you get on the bike, using the best local weather info, along with the best cycling clothing calculations. Then, get dressed and get on your bike!
WEATHER WHERE YOU ARE (OR WHERE YOU AREN'T)
Getting dressed at the base of Tourmalet? In your own house? On a cycling vacation? Checking a location you're visiting tomorrow? Maybe you're checking a location that's being ridden in the Tour right now? What to Wear Cycling will sort out what you should wear, wherever you are, or wherever you aren't. Riding now? Riding tomorrow? We've got you covered. Or uncovered, as it were.
CONDITIONS DETERMINED BY YOU
Curious what to wear in a specific temperature range? What to Wear Cycling can do that, too. Standing in the fitting room of your favorite shop in thermal bib tights? Find out what needs to happen outside in order to wear them on the bike. Considering a ride in conditions that are vastly different from what's happening today or tomorrow? Throw some conditions at What to Wear Cycling and find out what you'll need. No wireless connection? Enter conditions yourself, and we're still there for you. And everything is always based on your personal settings, of course.
SETTINGS FOR YOUR COMFORT
Roasting on a ride while your friends are chilly? Still cold when everyone else unzips their jerseys? What to Wear Cycling allows you to tailor settings to your personal level of comfort. Move the comfort slider to the right if you generally run hot. Slide it left if you tend to be cooler. What to Wear Cycling will calculate what your ideal clothing should be, all based on your level of comfort.
SHARE WITH THE PELOTON
"What are you wearing?" isn't the most elegant question to ask your fellow cyclists. Let What to Wear Cycling tell them. With a tap, the whole peloton can get advice on what to wear on today's ride, tomorrow's ride, or a ride with whatever conditions your choose. Friends don't let friends freeze (or cook).
SAVE YOUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS
Got a place you like to ride that isn't where you currently are located? A nearby mountain? A coastal road? Maybe it's a mountain in Italy. Save the location, and choose it from your Favorites to find out what to wear there. When you first load the app, some great defaults are already included, like Deinze, Belgium, where Merckx trained, and Huez, France, where cyclists suffer every summer. Add and delete as often as you like.
UNITS FOR EVERYONE
Some of us like our wind speed in kilometers per hour. Others like miles per hour. Prefer Fahrenheit to Celsius? Think freezing means 0 degrees? What to Wear Cycling will let you use what works for you. And you'll ride comfortably no matter what.
What's New in Version 2.1
Adjusted behavior of picker in Custom section (thanks Dan).
Small copy updates.
I find myself using this app all the time now that the weather is turning colder. So far the recommendations have been spot on. My only complaint, which is minor, is that there should be a way to check conditions for a location without saving it as a favorite. If there is I can't find it.
Now THIS is a great app!
Lost count of how many rides turned out disappointing due to too many layers and nowhere to stash them or too few layers to protect against what ends up being nothing more than a bone-chilling nightmare.
No more with this app! I especially like the customization feature that allows me to dial in whether I tend to run hot or cold.
Simple, helpful and always available
This is a handy little app. Thus far the recommendations have been spot on. As the weather drops in the northeast I find myself reaching for the app often. It would be great to see a "ride type" selection. Are you going all out effort or just cruising to take in the fall foliage with some friends. Effort certainly plays a major roll in how to layer. -thanks