THE RIGHT RAINWEAR

Arriving at work dry in the morning is no problem. For rainy days, the Veloplus tip provides the necessary know-how on suitable clothing.
Für die regnerischen Tage gibt es im Tipp von Veloplus das nötige Know-How zur passenden Kleidung.

PROTECTED FROM HEAD TO TOE

Socks, shoes or overshoes

You lose a lot of heat through your feet if they are not insulated and dry. Waterproof socks and shoes offer good basic protection. Waterproof overshoes help against constant rain. Very practical: they can simply be pulled over your everyday shoes.

Gloves

Not absolutely necessary in summer, but during the transitional period in spring or autumn, waterproof cycling gloves keep your hands warm. This way you won't lose your feel for the brakes in wet road conditions.

Helmet cover & helmet cap

Simple helmet covers are available to keep your head dry. On colder days, thin caps under the helmet are worthwhile.

Rain poncho

The quick solution for your upper body and legs: simply put it on and ride off. Thanks to the generous cut, the rucksack also stays dry. Thanks to the lightweight material, the poncho can be rolled up and stowed away in a very small package after use. Ideal for everyday use.

WINDPROOF, WATERPROOF & BREATHABLE

Good rainwear for cycling fulfils three basic functions. It is waterproof, windproof and breathable. It keeps the wet and cold out, but allows moisture to pass through from the inside to keep the body dry.
Sie hält Nässe und Kälte draussen, aber lässt Feuchtigkeit von innen durch, um den Körper trocken zu halten.

Water column

To withstand constant rain, clothing should not only be water-repellent. A water-repellent jacket may repel water, but in heavy rain it cannot guarantee permanent protection against moisture. A good guide is the water column, which should always be stated. A material is considered waterproof from 8000 mm, but Veloplus recommends choosing a material above the 10,000 mm limit.

MVTR & RET

Breathability is indicated by the MVTR value (water vapour permeability) or the RET value (water vapour resistance). A good guide value for breathability is at least 10,000 g/m²/24h for the MVTR value and 13 or lower for the RET. This is also where the Veloplus range starts. The more sporty you are when travelling, the better the values should be: For example, an RET value below 3 and an MVTR value of 15,000 to 40,000g/m²/24h are considered particularly breathable.
A tip in collaboration with Veloplus