Mountain Biking Apparel to Keep You Comfortable and Protected on the Trailchristie_zqx
If you haven’t yet, put mountain biking on your list of adventures to try—or master—this year, do it. Nothing beats the challenge and thrill of dodging trees and dropping over steep ledges on your bike, but to get the most out of your time on the trail, the right gear is essential. In addition to a mountain bike, you’ll need proper mountain bike apparel to keep you rolling comfortably and safely.
Along with shorts and a jersey, you’ll want extra padding on your backside, knees, and elbows to protect you from the bumps and inevitable tumbles you’ll experience as you ride. Gloves will keep your hands from getting scraped up by branches and brush, and on chilly or rainy days, it’s wise to bring along a jacket or shell, too.
Technically speaking, mountain biking jerseys aren’t much different than road biking jerseys. You’ll even see some riders wear their road kit on the trails. But for a looser and airier fit. With a relaxed cut and raglan sleeves, it feels like a regular shirt, but the recycled polyester mesh is more breathable and wicks sweat to keep you comfortable on even the hardest hill climbs.