Tested By: Jordan Mastagni & Eric Ellis
It’s hard to believe but summer is almost over and that means the cold breath of winter is right around the corner. Riding in the cold sucks, especially if you’re not properly prepared. Heated grips, seats, and riding gear is great but can cost a ton of money and often means excess wiring and wires snaking all through you and your bike. When it comes to the cold, having the right gear can make all the difference in the world. We came across Diamondown’s High Tech Thermal Gear (top $69.95, bottoms $69.95) and have been rather pleased with its ability to keep us warm when the temperature drops. The Diamondown Thermal Gear is comprised of a proprietary fiber blend that is designed to provide excellent thermal insulation. Offered in tops, bottoms, gloves, and balaclava’s for men and women. The unique aspect of Diamondown’s thermal gear is its Comfort Management System which is designed to keep you warm by blocking radiant and convective heat transfer. If you get too warm, it will also help keep you cool by moving perspiration from the skin with microevaporative cooling. What we liked best about the tops and bottoms, is that they weren’t bulky and didn’t hinder movement or make us look like we packed on layers of fat for the winter. The gear did a good job of keeping us warm when the wind chill of riding set in and we never felt like we were overheating.