Founder’s Guide

Getting your outer layer right

Seasonal suggestions

How to plan for spring rides / March 2021

Changeable weather

No season has less predictable weather than spring. Temperatures may be generally rising, but rapid changes in conditions will necessitate excellent planning. Everything from sunny and warm to blustery and snowy conditions can meet every ride. That’s why you’ll definitely always want to include a wind and rain proof jacket or gilet in your back pocket.

Ride intensity

Always dress according to how hard you intend to ride. If you are planning on taking it easy on a ride with a coffee stop in the middle, then you’ll want to dress with an extra level of warmth, but make sure it’s breathable too. If you are heading out for an intense ride, then lighter layering is best. Always make sure you’re packing a gilet just in case.

Breathability & Packability

When choosing your wardrobe for spring, dress in layers that work together in terms of breathability and insulation. Make sure each layer has ventilation points to help evacuate any excess heat. Keep in mind that you’ll want an outer layer that can fold down and be packed in your rear pocket so you can bring it out once you need a shield for the wind.

Ready to wear

You know what to consider when planning to head out for a ride. Now you can check out our extensive collection of cycling clothing that can take the weather-sting out of spring.

Martin Velits

"When we were starting Isadore, we asked ourselves what were the clothing items we just never had right when racing, and a packable wind and rain resistant jacket was at the top of the list. That’s why our Essential Jacket has been designed to be protective and breathable at the same time. You don’t want to be as wet from your own sweat as you would be from the rain! It’s good for spring days that can go from sun to storms and back to sun again."

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Medio Membrane Gilet
Medio Membrane Gilet
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24 Reviews
190,00 USD
Black
The Essential Jacket
The Essential Jacket
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24 Reviews
215,00 USD
Black
The Essential Jacket Ash Rose
The Essential Jacket Ash Rose
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24 Reviews
215,00 USD
Ash Rose
Women's Essential Jacket
Women's Essential Jacket
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24 Reviews
215,00 USD
White
Medio Membrane Gilet
The Essential Jacket
The Essential Jacket Ash Rose
Women's Essential Jacket

Peter Velits

"I feel like I did enough racing when I was a pro, so when I go out, I just like to hit the roads, see some nice sights, and enjoy a few hours on the bike with Martin or some other friends. It’s all about the pleasure of seeing the beautiful world around me. That’s why I will usually pull out my Alternative kit since it makes me feel better about using 100% recycled materials. I almost never leave on a ride without my Alternative Gilet just in case the route home has a chilly wind. If there is a good chance that I’ll be out closer to dusk, then I’ll grab the Alternative Essentials Jacket since, like the Gilet, it has the reflective panels, and with the long arms will offer just that extra dose of insulation I’ll probably appreciate after the sun is below the horizon."

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Alternative Essential Jacket
Alternative Essential Jacket
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7 Reviews
190,00 USD
Black
Alternative Gilet
Alternative Gilet
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1 Reviews
140,00 USD
Black
Alternative Thermal Vest
Alternative Thermal Vest
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Women's Alternative Gilet
Women's Alternative Gilet
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Alternative Essential Jacket
Alternative Gilet
Alternative Thermal Vest
Women's Alternative Gilet

Martin Velits

"Though we aren’t racing anymore, we can get pretty competitive when we join a group ride with some old pro friends. Those are the days I pull out my Echelon kit. If it’s cool with a chance for rain, I stuff my Echelon Light Jacket in my back pocket just in case. Or if I know we will be doing some longer climbs, I’ll definitely have my Echelon Gilet for the descents. You never know when a spring shower will turn a sunny day into a very wet experience."

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Echelon Gilet
Echelon Gilet
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6 Reviews
145,00 USD
Black
Echelon Light Jacket
Echelon Light Jacket
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4 Reviews
250,00 USD
Black
Echelon Gilet
Echelon Light Jacket

Take a look at our full range of clothing for spring riding

Men's cycling jerseys

Stay cool for the long haul in our breathable men’s cycling jerseys

Men's bike shorts and tights

Ensure your ride is comfortable when wearing our men’s bike shorts and bib tights

Men's cycling jackets & vests

Cover up to hit the roads wearing our men’s cycling jackets and vests with reflective details

Arm & leg warmers

Our arm and leg warmers help protect your limbs from chilly temperatures when cycling. A whole range of Isadore warmers work to keep the cold at bay.