Descend in warmth.
Grabbing a wind vest on your way out the door and stuffing it into a jersey pocket is a small extra step that can have big payoffs later on in your ride. Louis Garneau's Blink RTR Vest weighs almost nothing, but its wind-blocking properties and breathability will save you from spending a long descent with your shoulders up around your ears. The vest is also splattered with reflective dots, which come in handy during the early morning or overcast descents when you'll want added ventilation. Other touches like a reversible zipper and zipper garage at the neck let you adjust for ventilation, while mesh panels keep the vest breathable and flexible.