Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

09
Nov
2011

Yes, cold weather cycling clothing is necessary even in Texas…especially if you dislike being chilly as much as I do. You’d think that a guy like me who’s from Canada would find even the coldest temperatures in Austin to be balmy sun tanning weather, but that’s exactly why I’m here and not there.  I am the biggest cold weather wimp around.

Oh, before I get into this (and in case you don’t read any further), we’ve got a fantastic Twin Six Giveaway for a Jersey of your choice.  See the bottom of this post for details.

There is a lot of great cycling gear out there (including the #bikeschool Jersey and  Loving the Bike Kit from Groucho Sports, of course), but I’ve always liked what the boys from Twin Six put out.  I had one of their T-shirts already, but when Mark from Twin Six sent me a jersey to try out from their Fall Collection I was very happy to add it to my growing closet of riding clothing….and it came at the perfect time.  Oh, and thanks for the socks as well Mark.

My “The Deluxe” jersey arrived last Tuesday and on Thursday we got hit with a short, but cold, front that moved in.  I dug out my 3/4 length bibs, put on the new Twin Six jersey, went riding, and am now ready to give you my feedback:

The Twin Six “The Deluxe” Jersey

  • In an ideal world, we’d never need anything more than a regular short-sleeved jersey….but if it does have to get cold, then a cozy long sleeve like this one is oh so necessary.
  • They call it “100% Super-Soft Micro Polyester”.  I call it comfy.
  • The temperature was around 60F (15C) when I rode, even though it felt much colder. The jersey performed beautifully at this temperature, but in anything colder I would need to wear a cycling jacket or extra layer for sure. (I told you, I’m a serious wimp)
  • Made in America – Even though I’m a Canadian, I have to say how great it is to see clothing still being made over here.  Nice job, Twin Six.
  • Coolness Factor – Being Grey and Black, the jersey doesn’t pop out as being one of the most brilliant one’s out there, but it’s super stylish and made me feel like a rock star when I was wearing it.  I’d have to say this is one of Twin Six’s strengths…they put out “cool” stuff.
  • This jersey has nice big pockets and all that jazz.  What can I say…it’s a solid jersey that fits the need.
It has since warmed up again here in the Hill Country, but there’s no doubt that more cold days are on the way.  With helpful accessories like my new Twin Six, I’m ready for it.

The Contest:

Thanks to everyone who told us about their favorite Twin Six jerseys and for entering the contest.  Entries are now closed, and we’ve selected a winner using random.org.

Congratulations to Michael Deming who is the lucky winner and will receive his choice of a “The Cross” jersey from Twin Six.  Huge thanks to Mark and the boys over at Twin Six for partnering with us on this contest.

We usually don’t make you work too hard to enter our contests, but for this one we’ll crank up the entry just slightly.  Head over to www.twinsix.com and let us know which jersey is your favorite (let us know what your second favorite is as well in case they’re out of stock).  We’ll collect comments from today through Friday at Noon EST, and the lucky winner (who we pick using random.org) will receive their dream Twin Six jersey.  How awesome is that?  Pick your jerseys, tell us about it in the comments below, and we’ll announce the winner on Friday afternoon.

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  • http://twitter.com/JeepGorilla Sonny Williams

    The Cat 6 (2012) and The Cabby (Olive) would look awesome while I’m scorching the downhill!

  • Todd

    Pretty sharp looking jerseys.

    Favorites:
    1st – The Cabby (Olive)
    2nd – The Cat 6 (2012)

  • Jalisa Klein

    The WOMENS YULE TIDE is sweet!!! I was to wear that to Christmas – and my second is the COMMUTER T – which migh tbe my fav but due to the seasons…Yule Tide wins!

  • Alyssa

    Been a TwinSix fan for years—all but five jerseys and three pairs of shorts in my closet are theirs, but I’d never pass up a chance to win another. The Deluxe long sleeve (M) would be my first choice, followed by the 2012 Wooly Green (M). Good stuff.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks Alyssa…..Great choices.  Good Luck.

  • Malachi Doane

    Ok, a shot at a jersey, super. Dopers Suck Black would be #1 and the Deluxe LS #2 but they are all super and Medium would fit. Thanks for the offer to put in for this! It’s turned cold, wet and dark here in the southern tier of New York but I’ll be damned if the seasons not over when I say it’s over! A few weeks ago I was doing hills in the snow, today I think it looks like rain.

  • http://twitter.com/jregan Joe Regan

    The Wooly Green (2011) is my fave but I doubt that’s in the running for the contest given the price :) So it’s the Cat 6 2012 for me with the Cabby (2012) a close 2nd (I’ve got the Green Cabby already.) Love their stuff, well made too.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Any jersey is an option, Joe.  Thanks for entering and good luck.  We’ll pick a winner at Noon today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3624124 Paolo Gardinali

    Any of the Wooly would do, desperately looking for comfy/long sleeves durable jerseys for this season!

  • http://www.facebook.com/meysenburg Tony Meysenburg

    T6 Wooly 2012 Large
    Cause there’s nothing quite like wool. It keeps you warm and cool and takes a while to stink up. 

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Good point, Tony.  Good luck on adding the Wooly to your jersey collection.

  • Bluelou1

    the Masher 2011, the Motor 2012. I’ll be the first in my group to have one. Looks great!

  • http://twitter.com/MrGreensWorld Mister Green

    I’ve always been partial to the MERINO TRAINER (G) and, of course, the T6 WOOLY 2012 (GREEN)……in large

  • Michael Parker

    My favorite right now is the Cabby in yellow, but I already have that.  On my wishlist is The Deluxe (LS) for those winter days.

  • ZachM

    Love the MPLS Bike Love jersey.  As a MN native living in Boise Idaho, I think I need one of those.  Second fav would be The Deluxe.  Cheers

  • Rich Long

    All of Twin Six’s gear is great so pick a fave is hard. Going with the Masher 2011 1st and the Cat 6 (my true race speed) 2nd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kredmiston Keith R Edmiston

    I’m a ditto on the yellow versions of the Cabbie and the Argyle.  Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Matt Florio

    I don’t see how you can go wrong with The Cabby (yellow) or The Argyle (yellow).  Both scream, “Hey, I am awesome (and classy to boot)!”

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hey Matt, thanks for entering.  I think I know why you chose Yellow…..nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelli-Myers-Jennings/571783190 Kelli Myers Jennings

    The Bird, for sure.  Then, the Vixen.  Nice lookin  jerseys!

  • Ian Redmond

    Jersey 1 The  Black Dopers suck- to get out the name DOPERS SUCK as they are not real cyclists and try to become the best by cheating while everyone else does it the right way and reaches the top at the right way not the wrong way.

    The Cat Jersey – I think this jersey would stick out in a peleton here in ireland as many teams do not have checkered jerseys and it would stand out in races so people will know who you are… i  think all the jerseys are top class!!! Everygood selection!!

  • http://twitter.com/Bongo_Bob Bob Simonette

    I have one of their argyle jerseys and I love it. As for the contest my first choice is The Motor (2012) #11020103 my second choice is the Speedy Milan #11020112 size XL. I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win (kind of like the little engine that could) ;^)

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Keep putting out the positive vibes, Bob.  Good luck….we’ll announce the winner on Friday afternoon.

  • Lee

    I like “the Motor (2012)” and “The Motor (Red)”

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Yep, that’s a great jersey.  Good luck.

  • Brandon Eason

    My favorite is The Motor (Red), but The Argyle (Yellow) is also sweet.  They have a lot of great looking jerseys and tech tees.

  • GTJules99

    Ok my first favorite isn’t on there….it’s the 2012 Fat Cyclist, short-sleeve, Women’s Large  jersey. So the next two are, The School Girl, Women’s, 2012, Large and 2nd fav is the Masher, Women’s 2012, Large. 

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Great picks, so many great jerseys….it’s hard to pick a favorite isn’t it?

  • Kendall

    first choice would be the CRC (blue) jersey. 2nd is Speedy London. 

  • http://biketucson.wordpress.com Nathan Johnson

    I have The Cabby from last year and love it. But my first choice would be The Cat 6 (2012). I like that design better than last years. Second choice would be The Cabby (2012).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624679122 John Chappell

    T6 WOOLY (GREEN) or T6 WOOLY 2012 (GREEN)
    I’m older and I’m way thinner than I used to be…but I’m also way stronger and faster than I used to be!  Seeing as how I’m now suffering more from the cold than the effort these days and seeing as how I really love to wear GREEN…I would truly love to win one of these classic Twin Six jerseys!

  • http://www.jessydiamond.com Jessy Diamond

    I really like my Mach 6 Twin Six jersey, but if I had to buy another one (and I probably will), I’ll probably be buying a grey Wooly or a Motor jersey. I really liked the old old argyle jersey, but the new ones are too busy for my taste.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for adding your comments and favorites.  Good luck in winning another to add to your collection.

  • http://twitter.com/cyberjunkie21 Andrew Collins

    My current fav’s are the brew pub and the new motor! Love me some twin six!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chesla.seelyanschutz Chesla Seely-Anschutz

    Awesome not just because of the great styles… but MADE IN AMERICA!!
    First choice – The Vixen
    Second choice – All City

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Yes, it’s nice to see a company who still makes things locally.

  • http://twitter.com/aerognome Nicole S

    I’d go for the School Girl or the Fat Cyclist women’s jerseys.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Yeah, they make some great Fat Cyclists jersey’s don’t they?  Good luck and thanks for entering.

  • http://profiles.google.com/baldzach Zach Jacob

    I like the T6 Wooly 2012 Green and the Deluxe Gray.

  • http://keath.myopenid.com/ Keath

    I think “The Brew Pub” is my favorite, too, with “The Argyle” in second.  Snazzy jerseys; a nice change of pace from the typical ones you see out there. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michele-Sun/654238044 Michele Sun

    1st choice: Women’s The School Girl (2012)
    2nd choice: Women’s The Mach 6

    Wish me luck :-p

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Nice choices, Michele.  Thanks for entering and good luck.  We’ll announce the winner on Friday afternoon.

  • http://twitter.com/kweenkmatt Katie

    I love the School Girl and the Metal jerseys, though I own the teal the bird & green hoodie, which is a fav.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Got to match the bike, right?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IN2HGFG25FIHOD6OTSFUB77XRQ JuliaS

    I’m loving the long sleeve School Girl. Or the same in short sleeves. 

  • Kim

    Since it’s already cold where I live I’d pick long-sleeved jerseys. I like the Deluxe (gray), even though its a men’s jersey, because I like gray and black. My second choice would be the School Girl long-sleeved, 2012.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Sounds good, Kim.  It’s always cool for a girl to get a men’s jersey…..but not generally the reverse.  Good Luck.

  • http://twitter.com/PedalmanTO PedalmanTO

    I think that top picture should be used for Christmas cards this year. 60F is getting chilly for you? oh boy… I guess you won’t be visiting me this Jan?
    I have a TwinSix jacket that has seen huge wear and it still looks new. They make their products to last! I’m up for this contest for sure. My first choice would be the Speedy London and my second the Deluxe LS.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hahaha, yeah that would make a nice Christmas card picture.  Good luck Ian, I know you’ll put them it to good use if you win.

  • Bethel Strong

    1st choice: The Argyle (Yellow) XL size
    2nd choice: The Cat 6 (2012) XL size

    Bethel Strong
    @takeabike

  • Russell

    Sound like a great opportunity, especially since I rode to work today in short sleeves. How about the
    Speedy Motor City,  I here Merino wool is great for taking the chill out of a morning ride!
    I like their old skool look like the Masher reminds me of the Little Rascals (for those of us old enough to remember)

  • http://twitter.com/dboyd22 Dave Boyd

    Those are some fine looking jerseys! Oh Santa…
    I’m a cold-weather wimp like you Darryl, and the cold snaps in STL usually last more than a day. I could definitely put ‘The Deluxe’ Thermal to good use (size L). I also like ‘The Motor’ LS since daylight is in shorter supply these days. I’m glad you encouraged us to check out the website.

  • http://twitter.com/BobRidesABike Bob A

    I presume this contest does NOT include Woolies.  If not, then…
    1) Brew Pub (red)
    2) Cabby (yellow)

    If so… 1) Merino Trainer (grey) or 2) T6 Wooly (grey)

    Great to see you partnering w/ so many fantastic companies, Darryl! Keep on Loving The Bike!

  • Ian Jonathan

    Kind of hard to just pick two isn’t it?  I’ll go with The Speedy London and The Deluxe.  Good luck to me, I need a new jersey.

  • http://twitter.com/SMKinnison Suzanne M. Kinnison

    The Masher is the bomb! The Mach 6 isn’t shabby, either!

  • Biff Ulm

    For the cool weather starts this time of year in Minnesota (22F this morning) it would have to be the Deluxe or Deluxe Thermal.  But man, the Argyle is pretty rock’n for some new summer/trainer kit!

  • Mbeaky73

    I love “the brew club” as it is almost identical to my favourite Aussie rules football team. I also like “dopers suck” in black. So many great designs to choose from. I could list more.

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelRunner Michael Deming

    I’m diggin The Cross and The Speedy London (2011). Cool Jerseys!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      That Speedy London seems to be a popular choice.  Thanks for dropping in and entering.  Good Luck.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Congratulations, Michael.  You were selected as our winner in the Twin Six Giveaway.  Please send us your mailing address to darryl@lovingthebike.com so we can get it out to you.

  • http://twitter.com/willzager Will Zager

    Can they be casual or do they have to be technical? Definitely the long sleeve Speed Motor City and T6 Wooly 2012 if casual, technical I’d give the nod to The Masher and The Cat 6

  • Spargota

    The Deluxe is awesome – my favorite. Second favorite would have to be The Cabby (Steelers colors). 

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Yep, I think the Deluxe is a great choice.  Good Luck.

  • Eric Peters

    T6 Wooly green (M) or gray.

  • Ashley Hill

    School girl LS or SS :)

  • http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com BrennanAnnie

    They have a great stuff over there and I guess I should tell you I like the men’s jerseys in hopes of winning something for my handsome husband but the truth is the Masher matches my bike so well that I couldn’t resist that one and the Mach is very cute. Thanks for introducing me to a new place to spend this money that just burns a hole in my pocket – haha

  • Julie Starling

    Okay, I’ll give it a go.  They do look comfy!  The women’s Masher 2011 is my favorite.   I love the turquoise color and the stripes.  The long-sleeve School Girl would be my second choice.   :-)

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