As a cyclist, I believe that the first thing that fans think about when choosing riding outfits is whether it is beautiful, whether it has a rainproof effect, and whether it has a reflective warning effect. Ordinary high-end fabric cycling clothes have a certain waterproof function, and are divided into inner waterproof and outer waterproof.
The waterproof outer layer is usually more expensive, because the fabric of this kind of cycling clothing is mainly to ensure the protection function in the event of riding accidents, and secondly to ensure the ventilation problems in the riding process, but also in terms of softness. With some consideration, the price will naturally be higher. The inner layer will be relatively comfortable to wear in popular conditions, because the fabric can be made softer. The outer fabric of this type of cycling clothing only needs to be used as a protective function, so it can be more restricted and open more air ducts. Most of the so-called four-sequence cycling clothes we invent are mainly double-layered. At the same time, the waterproof layer also has a windproof effect.
After many veteran knights, especially friends who have had a long tour experience, they reacted. No matter how good the riding clothes are, they can’t match two Taobao-level riding raincoats. This is because the waterproof function of almost all cycling clothes is realized by the use of rainproof coating, and the coating is not necessarily very good. Moreover, the application of the coating will face problems such as the consumption and fading of the coating. Therefore, like most outdoor clothing, cycling clothes should not be washed frequently. And reflective riding raincoats should not be washed frequently, otherwise the reflective strips and waterproof coating will be destroyed to a large extent.
So since ordinary cycling clothes are waterproof and are not allowed to use, why do I have to buy a cycling raincoat? Because ordinary cycling clothes are mainly used for emergency and short-distance applications.
There are a lot of riding raincoats for one or two hundred yuan on the Internet, including one-piece and split-body. It is convenient to use the split latrine (I heard that the rainproof effect is slightly inferior to the one-piece). There were also reactions from fellow motorcycles. In the long-distance, no matter what kind of riding raincoat, it will leak if the time is too long. Just catch a glimpse of this and you give up buying a raincoat. I can only advise you that the consequences of not wearing it are quite terrifying!
To sum up, it means that ordinary cycling clothes are used when the weather is good. Whether it is breathable or protective, it is a lever. If it is rainy, it is best to use a professional riding raincoat as usual, the quality is slightly better.
In addition, bright colors are very important when choosing a riding raincoat, just like the raincoats worn by high-speed traffic police today. The online price is around two hundred yuan. Not only the clothes themselves are bright in color, but the reflective strips are also very powerful. Even when it is sunny, wear a cycling reflective vest, whether it is during the day or at night, the fluorescent warning effect is excellent!