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What to Wear When Cycling During the Spring Season?

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For most cyclists, spring is often the most challenging season to appropriately dress for cycling. It may be too cool when you leave your home for cycling at 6 a.m., and you may be tempted to stick to your usual winter cycling gear. But as you get started with cycling, within a few minutes, you may end up sweating.

So what is the best road cycling clothing for spring? 

➤ Jersey

Most cyclists prefer wearing a light weight, short sleeved summer cycling jersey throughout the year, and that's often the best thing to do.

As mentioned below, you will still need a few extra layers so you can invest in any jersey that is comfortable to wear and fits well. You choose between windproof/thermal short sleeve jersey, zipper jerseys, or go for half zip, long-sleeved jerseys.  

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

Check out our top picks for you:

Women's UPF 50+ Mesh Pocketed Cycling Jersey - Coral

Men's UPF 50+ 4d Chamois Padded Digital Prints Top & Bottom Set - Black/White

Men's UPF 50+ Half Zip Long Sleeved Back Pouched Cycling Top

The first two short-sleeved jerseys come with a full zipper closure that makes it easier and more comfortable to wear. Moreover, our quick-dry and breathable jerseys come with UPF 50+ protection, which makes them one of the best jerseys to have in your spring cycling gear.

➤ Cycling Tights / Cycling Shorts

When you think of cycling during summer, it is all about finding the perfect shorts.

But it is not that simple during the spring season. Cyclists are often confused about getting tights or shorts to keep their legs warm and comfortable while the temperature is still low.

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf Winter cycling gear

At Baleaf, if you don’t prefer leg warmers, you can choose between

Women's High Rise Chamois Padded Cycling Capris 

Men's Workout Compression Cycling Tights

If you prefer to go for cycling shorts, you can also go for

Women's Chamois Padded Cycling Underwear

Men's Chamois Padded Compression Boxer Briefs (No.1 Seller)

All Baleaf shorts and tights are breathable, skin-friendly, and quick-dry, so you can enjoy a comfortable ride even on rainy days.  

➤ Bib Tights / Bib Shorts

Cycling during spring is all about keeping yourself covered comfortably.

You can go for any pair of bib-shorts along with leg warmers. You can also choose the slightly longer tights if the weather is a bit too cool for you. 

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

At Baleaf, you can find nylon and spandex bib shorts that are breathable and moisture-wicking and are available in various sizes and colors. Choose the best one for you.

Make sure you choose the most appropriate leg warmers that can keep you covered and comfortable during the spring season.

For a slightly longer alternative, you can pick

Men's UPF 50+  Chamois Padded Bib Tights 

Men's Thermal Chamois Padded Bib Tights

that can fully cover your legs and keep you warm as you ride your bike during the early hours of the day. 

Bib tights and bib shorts designed for women are coming out soon. STAY TUNED!

➤ Soft Shell Cycling Jackets

Unlike what you may expect, spring is not all about sunshine and flowers. There will definitely be times when you find yourself toiling away in the rain.

And for all the rainy days, when it's wet and cold, it is best to have jackets. However, when choosing a jacket for your spring cycling gear, it is best to go for a lightweight, softshell jacket that can easily fold into your pocket.

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

As the weather gets warmer, and it does not rain often, a lightweight, water-proof, soft jacket can offer breathability and comfort. Check our

Men's Fluorescent Detachable Sleeves Windbreaker

Women's Waterproof Lightweight  Hooded Cycling Jacket

that can keep you warm and comfortable as you get started with cycling during the spring season. 

➤ Gilet

If you start your cycling ride early in the morning when it really cold but it gets hot by the time you return, a gilet is one of the must-haves for your spring cycling gear.

It offers wind and water-proof protection for the core of your body and combats the wind really well (which is the most common element that causes shivering among cyclists).

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

And the best part is it is easily removable and can be simply folded into your pocket. So instead of going for a heavy-duty jacket (that may keep you warm but is often an unnecessary load on your bike), it is best to go for a gilet.

Lightweight Wind & Waterproof Pocketed Vest

➤ Windproof & Waterproof Sleeveless Vest w Full Zip Pocket

➤ Neck and Leg Warmer

As soon as winter ends, most riders end up exposing their bare legs and arms to the world. While warmers may be the most underrated spring cycling gear essentials, but nonetheless, they are critical.

If you feel the need to keep your neck and legs warm and covered, try the following warmers. 

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

➤ Fleece Thermal Adjustable Windproof Neck Gaiter

It is a soft and adjustable neck warmer that you can add to your spring cycling gear. Its windproof fleece lining gives a cozy and comfortable feel as you get started with cycling during spring.

If you don't want to separately buy a neck warmer, you can choose a shirt that comes with a neck gaiter, like the following:

Men's UPF 50+ Long Sleeved Shirt w Neck Gaiter

Women's UPF 50+ Long Sleeved Shirt w Neck Gaiter

Moreover, to keep your legs warm and covered, you can invest in a leg sleeve.

➤ UPF 50+ Multi Functional Compression Leg Sleeves

➤ Cycling Cap

As the weather continues to get brighter and windier, a cycling cap is definitely a must-have essential for your spring cycling gear. It can also keep your head warm as the temperature would still be on the lower side. 

Baleaf spring cycling gear
Baleaf spring cycling gear

Now that you know what you need for your spring cycling gear, it’s time for action.

Get yourself a decent spring cycling gear and get started now.

Happy riding!