Kits For Fall MTB
Inner, Mid & Outer Layers For Variable Conditions
Fall’s hero dirt, cooler temps, and dazzling colors call us to the trails, and our kits will keep you out there. Perhaps the most critical piece to your fall-layering system is a lightweight, weather-resistant, packable shell jacket. One that stows easily for the longer climbs and blocks wind, fog, and light rain when things get messy.
Wise riders will always recommend preparing for the unexpected. But the best jacket for you depends on the conditions in which you might find yourself. During rain and fog, you’ll want DWR treatment, taped seams, and a hood featured in jackets like Assos’ Trail Steinbeisser Rain Jacket. A lightweight windproof shell over a softshell mid-layer makes a perfect combination for cold rides. A packable wind jacket keeps you riding comfortably for days when just the downhill is cool.
Trail pants keep you flowing through cold, wind, rain, and brushes with nature. And key features like 4-way stretch, double layering in the hips and knees, body armor fitment, and packability are things to keep in mind when choosing your ideal pair. Luckily, we’ve selected the best range of pants, from downhill-focused to packable rain shells to cover every detail.
Just like a summer kit, the primary goal of a fall jersey is to move sweat off the skin to keep you dry. This curated selection of lightweight to midweight, breathable, and durable jerseys does that job extremely well, keeping the bulk down to fit under jackets to reduce trail snags.
Where and what you ride dictates your shoe choice more than the weather. And thankfully, that means the shoes in this selection could be your year-round pick. Generally, we prefer versatile shoes like Shimano’s ME702 and Crank Brothers Mallet Speedlace that balance protection and performance. For a bit more oomph, a BOA closure and carbon sole dials up the energy.
Gloves & Accessories
Give your digits, neck, and face an assist. Weather-resistant gloves and gaiters maintain warmth and essential grip so you can enjoy the ride.