Posted October 26, 2022 in Cycling Apparel, Cycling Gear, Fat Biking & Winter Cycling, Product Reviews by eriksbikeshop
Cruise through winter on your bike with no problem with 45NRTH. Their line-up of premium cold-weather cycling gear, including boots, apparel, and more, will give you unparalleled performance throughout the winter season. Keep reading to learn about some awesome updates they’ve made to their 2022 collection!
New to the 45NRTH lineup is the Naughtvind Vest. The vest is a versatile piece for use when you need a little extra warmth for your core in the spring or fall. The Naughtvind vest can also be used as an additional layer on those frigid winter days. It has open rear pockets for easy access to snacks and other gear, with a zippered front pocket to keep your valuables safe (and warm)! The vest is water and wind resistant with reflective accents to keep you dry and safe.
Made from a blend of polyester and Merino wool, the Naughtvind Bibs will keep you warm and dry due to the natural insulation and moisture-wicking properties of these materials. The Naughtvind Bibs are built without a chamois so you can wear your favorite riding shorts or bibs to fully dial in your comfort.
Wind, water, and abrasion-resistant panels are placed in strategic positions on the Naughtvind Bibs to keep you warm and dry. Convenient back and side pockets are placed where they can easily be accessed while out on a ride. The “4/5” length is designed to fall right at the top of the 45NRTH Wolvhammer or Wolfgar boots for a seamless fit.
The Naughtvind Bibs can be worn on their own in milder, drier temps or paired with the Naughtvind Jacket and Pants when things get cold!
The Doubleweave material of the 45NRTH Naughtvind Jacket provides breathability, stretch, and extreme protection from the elements so you stay comfortable and warm on the inside. And, the grid knit fleece side panels offer even more breathability where you need it most!
All of this is delivered in a jacket that is light and without too much bulk. There’s even black reflective material placed in key areas to keep visible when you are riding in the dark!
The asymmetric zipper is designed to sit to the side of the center of your body, allowing the collar to come up and provide extra face protection without the zipper rubbing on your chin! The three rear access pockets let you stash away those necessary supplies to keep you riding. There’s even a strategically placed chest pocket that avoids the straps of your backpack if you ride with one.
Made from the same awesome fabric as the Naughtvind Jacket, the Naughtvind Pants breathe, stretch, and protect you from every kind of weather you may experience during the colder seasons.
Zippered vents at the thighs allow you to better regulate your body heat and shed excess heat and moisture as needed. The zippered rear pockets keep your belongings safe and close at hand!
There are hook-and-loop closures at the waist and at the bottom of the legs for easy adjustments. The slim ankle pipe also fits well over 45NRTH boots without creating too much bulk which can get caught in your chain!
45NRTH went back to the drawing board for the latest version of the Wolvhammer cycling boot. They took a bunch of ideas from a mountaineering boot, which meant that it had to be light, comfortable, and grippy underfoot. And, they nailed it!
Making contact with the ground is a flexible, real rubber outsole with grippy micro-glass lugs that give comfort and traction on slippery surfaces. The EVA midsole provides added insulation and reduces weight. The midsole also has nylon stiffeners that transfer more of your energy.
Inside the boot is a removable liner that provides better insulation and allows you to get it out and quickly dry. Under the liner, above the sole of the boot is a layer of non-compressible Aerogel insulation that blocks the cold from coming up from below, especially if you are using clipless cleats, while still allowing you to choose whatever aftermarket insoles that you prefer, if any. Wolvhammer is rated for between 0° and 25°F!
Holding all of this together and locking your foot firmly in place is a single-zone BOA closure with a gusseted tongue to keep all of that warmth in and all of the winter elements out! Remember, BOA offers a lifetime warranty on their dials and cables so you can rest assured! The entire package features light, supple, waterproof materials to keep you riding for hours, no matter the conditions.
Using NASA-grade insulation materials, The 45NRTH Wolfgar delivers comfort on those super cold rides. One aspect of that insulation is Aerogel which is placed under the foot and over the toe to separate your foot from the cold. The carbon fiber midsole and Vibram rubber outsole also help to reduce conductive heat loss while providing a great grip on ice.
Wolfgar is more than just a riding boot. This thing is the most technologically advanced winter riding boot, ever! It has to be because riders are taking this boot out into as low as -25°F!
Closing this up is a Dual-Zone Boa closure that lets you adjust your fit between your ankle and toes.
The Cobrafist Pogies feature the Cordura® rubberized shell and water-resistant membrane to block wind and precipitation without sagging.
The 400g Primaloft® insulation keeps your hands warm on the bars without the need for heavy (if ANY) gloves! This allows you to have better access to your controls because you aren’t fighting with bulky winter gloves. There are zippered vents that you can open to regulate heat if your hands get too toasty and even internal pockets to store snacks or supplies!
The Draugenklaw Pogies offer super lightweight performance for riders who don’t need all of the insulation that the Cobrafist provides.
The Draugenklaw Pogie is designed for those milder days or for riders with naturally warm hands. The softshell fabric features a weather-resistant outer and a cozy fleece liner. This inner lining is built with a polyester fiber called Far-Infrared Yarn that accumulates and holds in more heat than regular fleece!
Check out our full line-up of 45NRTH cold-weather gear above. Or, swing by your favorite ERIK’S to see the collection in-store. And then get yourself ready to conquer winter like a pro!