For those of us in northern climes, the cold weather has arrived. So for those hardy souls who can channel their inner Eddy Merckx and HTFU, it’s time to break out the winter kit. Here’s my look at how La Passione’s PSN Long Sleeve Rain Jersey, PSN 3/4 Thermal Bib Shorts, Insulated Alpha gilet, Winter gloves, and Merino base layer, Merino socks and Winter overshoes stand up to cold weather.Cold weather riding is all about having the right layers and accessories to mix and match based on weather conditions. Italian brand La Passione has a veritable smrgsbord to choose from. La Passione PSN Long Sleeve Rain Jersey – $150La Passione has several choices forlong sleeve jerseys in its lineup:PSN Long Sleeve Jersey MidweightPrestige Thermal JerseyPSN Long Sleeve Rain JerseyPSN Windproof JerseyEveryone has different tolerance levels for cold and how they approach staying as warm (I think “not cold” is a more appropriate description) as possible. For me, protecting against windchill is a bigger factor than thermal insulation. So you would think I would have chosen the PSN Windproof Jersey, right? Instead,I decided to go with the PSN Long Sleeve Rain Jersey. Both are actually very similar in that they use a 3-membrane fabric that’s windproof and waterproof. The Windproof Jersey is slightly heavier fabric and fleece-backed — so presumably warmer but interestingly La Passione rates the Rain Jersey to a lower temp: 41F/5C vs 43F/6C (the Rain jersey is a thicker material so maybe that’s why). Go figure. Honestly, for the…
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