The Thermo-Roubaix LF gloves ($45) are Capo’s very stylish take on keeping your hands protected, insulated and firmly in control of your bike when the temps drop and the wind starts howling...
Capo is a California company that follows the Italian rules when it comes to cycling style and innovation. The SC-12 is their medium weight winter tight, and we found them to be a reliably warm and comfortable option on those ‘in-between’ days where finding the right balance of insulation and breathability can be challenging. The tights feature zippered ankle openings and fly, which are thoughtful additions that improve the SC-12’s comfort and wearability. The fit is racer-inspired, so we suggest going up a size, especially if you are still working to shed those extra pounds gained during the winter. The chamois used in the SC-12 was comfortable and provided enough padding for even a long 5-hour day in the saddle. The combination of Super-Roubaix and Thermo Roubaix fabrics are masterfully combined and used in all of the right places and led to a bib tight that was one of our favorite pieces of clothing in the entire test.
What are you personally lusting after right now? "Capo Country Kits"
"How am I supposed to choose?" McGuckin said. "Right now I would love to be riding a new Ridley Helium SL on the roads, an Intense Hard Eddie on the trails and doing all of it while wearing a country kit that Capo made exclusively for us."
Capo Piemonte Wind Booties: Reach for this snug-fitting bootie on blustery days when you need windproof protection for your feet.
The Capo Torino 3D Base Layer is a great gift because it’s a one-size-fits-all, all-season base layer. It’s constructed from a single-piece of Dryarn® tubular woven fabric that provides supreme stretch and lightweight insulation. Made in Italy. $90 MSRP
You'd think that all pieces to go under a jersey would be about equal—and you'd be wrong. Capo's Torino 3D combines extremely simple tailoring—there are seams only at the sleeves to prevent binding with top layers or rubbing on your skin—with a seriously techy polypropolene fabric called Dryarn that's lightweight but warm, totally stretchy, and literally pulls moisture off the skin so it can dry and vent through top layers.
Pre-formed from several pieces of hollow-core Roubaix fabric into a knee-like bend, Capo have nailed the warmers’ fit. Despite the numerous seams, none cross the knee or make themselves known while pedaling. Sewn-in reflective tabs at the calf add a measure of security at dawn and dusk. Black, red, and white versions are available in two sizes (S/M and L/XL) and stitched together right here in the USA...