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    16 Helpful Products To Make Commuting In Cold Weather More Bearable

    No matter if you cycle, drive, or take public transport!

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    1. If you go through what feels like fifty flimsy umbrellas a week instead of buying one genuinely good one, then we've got something in common. It might be time for both of us to check out this option, which has ten reinforced metal ribs and is made with an ultra-waterproof canvas.

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    Designed not to turn inside-out even on the windiest of days, this umbrella has gotten some seriously great reviews from customers who are impressed by its storm-proof strength and compact size. It opens and shuts with just the press of a button (no fiddly metal clips here), so you can use it with one hand while the other stays toasty in your pocket. The high-density fabric on the top of this umbrella isn't just extra water-resistant, either – it'll dry faster than other umbrellas too!

    Price: £11.88.

    2. These touchscreen-friendly waterproof gloves are perfect for cyclists, folks who walk to work, or anyone who wants to text outdoors without risking hypothermia.

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    The anti-slip silicone on the palms of these gloves is great for cyclists, and their thermal, waterproof backing makes them a great product for everyone else too. Touchscreen-friendly and flexible, these surprisingly soft gloves have a zipper at the wrist for an extra-snug fit that won't allow any cold in.

    Price: £9.98.

    3. This power bank will charge your phone on the go, and it (brace yourself) works as a reusable hand warmer as well. Um, why am I only finding out about this now?!

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    It comes with three adjustable heat modes (don't worry, it's designed not to interfere with the wires that charge your phone), and the thermostat prevents it from overheating. Plus, a three-hour charge of this thing will give you up to eight hours of charging or hand-warming time! With a 4.8-star average rating from over 455 customers, this lil' guy has got some serious fans for a reason.

    Price: £10.99.

    4. Get rid of the excess moisture in your car's air with this dehumidifier bag, which customers say gives great results with minimal effort.

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    Filled with highly-absorbent silica gel beads, this nifty dehumidifier draws excess moisture out of your car's air and helps to prevent that foggy windscreen problem that's all too common during colder months. All you'll need to do to make this thing work is pop it into your car, leave it until its full, and microwave it dry – it'll be ready for reuse in literally minutes.

    Price: £16.99.

    5. This waterproof holder fits your bike and protects your phone from rain while keeping it visible.

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    Designed with a plastic cover that you can still touch your screen through, this holder lets you look at your screen hands-free. The shield at the top means you won't have to deal with vision-blocking droplets on the screen cover, either.

    Price: £8.99.

    6. This cosy hat has built-in earphones that mean you can tune in to your fave podcast while staying toasty.

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    This Bluetooth-enabled hat is a great way to listen to your fave music when it's cold outside! Its battery will last you for up to 60 hours from just a 2.5 hour charge, and it's got a central control panel which means you can switch tracks or adjust the volume without having to take out your phone (perfect for anyone who uses public transport). It's completely machine-washable too – just make sure to remove the lil' speakers from their sockets first.

    Price: £18.99.

    7. These thermal leggings will keep you toasty while you're waiting for your train without looking weird under your dress, and they're perfect for cyclists too.

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    They're made with densely-packed isotherm fibres, which are designed to keep you toasty without adding bulk to your outfits! Available in five different colours including a forest green and a bright pink, these leggings have gotten some rave reviews from customers who say they're as warming as they are great-looking.

    Available in UK sizes 6 - 22.

    Price: £8.99 - £12.99, depending on size.

    8. Drivers will seriously appreciate this universal heated car seat, which only takes two minutes to warm up.

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    Fitted with a thermostat that prevents this seat from overheating, it's got a non-slip mesh base and four layers of soft padding that make this cushion as practical as it is toasty. Powered by the cigarette lighter in your car, it straps on to seats of all shapes and sizes easily and conveniently!

    Price: £19.99.

    9. This stick-on card holder helps to speed up your commute by minimising the amount of time you have to spend fumbling for your travel card!

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    It's got a powerful self-adhesive backing that takes next to no effort to apply to the back of your phone for some easy-to-reach storage. The flap clips over the cards for extra security, and customers say the material doesn't interfere with how well or how quickly the machine can read your cards. Available in thirteen different colours, this holder can store up to five cards!

    Price: £7.95.

    10. No matter how you commute, this shoe spray will be seriously useful for you.

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    It repels water from your shoes completely, creating a barrier between your feet and the elements in the most effective way possible (and yes, this highly-reviewed stuff even works on suede). It dries in minutes, too!

    Price: £10.21.

    11. Boil some water or just keep the drink you've already got hot with this water-heating flask that plugs straight into your car's cigarette lighter.

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    You can pick whatever temperature you want this (low-key genius) heater to reach, and the thermostat inside will make sure it stays there. You'll be able to see the temp of any liquid inside the double-walled flask as well on its LCD-backlit display! This device will automatically turn off whenever it senses there's no liquid inside or once it reaches boiling point, and the design is anti-spill and anti-leak. This vacuum-insulated flask is available in grey, blue, and red!

    Price: £39.99.

    12. This windshield wiper fluid contains a de-icer, making it perfect for increasing your visibility more quickly on those seriously chilly mornings.

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    Aside from cleaning your windscreen of dirt and debris, this windshield cleaner works at temperatures as low as -23°C(!). Its formula prevents re-freezing, which can dangerously reduce your visibility. Plus, its generous four-litre container is pretty much guaranteed to see you through the colder months!

    Price: £14.99.

    13. Make that walk from your door to your bus stop as comfortable as possible with these insanely highly-reviewed toe warmers.

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    Keep your tootsies toasty with this pack of five pairs. They're activated by air, so all you'll have to do to get these guys going is take them out of the packet and attach them to your feet or on the inside of your shoes. These toe warmers won't leave any hard-to-wash residue on your clothes or shoes, and each pair is extra-thin, so you'll feel the warmth of this product but not the bulk!

    Price: £5.95 for five pairs.

    14. Whether you cycle or walk to work, this handy infinity scarf can keep your neck and the lower half of your face warm.

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    It's available in 13 different colours, including a deep navy and a pale pink. It's made from super-soft cotton that feels great on your skin, and because it's lined, it'll keep you super warm! Whether you're wearing it as a cosy infinity scarf or just as a way to keep your face warm, this elasticated accessory will fit pretty much everybody.

    Price: £10.90.

    15. Keep your backpack protected with these handy covers.

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    These covers attach to your bag via an adjustable strap, so they can be made to fit almost any size of rucksack. The dual-protection material is both scratch-resistant and waterproof, so these covers are a great way to make sure the contents of your bag stay as dry as they can during colder, wetter months (and yes, they're snow-proof too). These covers are available in three different colours, so you can prevent that soggy book problem in style!

    Price: £6.89 for two medium covers.

    16. If even the slightest hint of moisture causes your hair to frizz, it might be time to try this anti-humidity protection spray that has over 4,050 reviews with a 4.3-star average rating.

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    Whether you want to keep straightened hair sleek or your curls well-defined, this protective spray can help to protect your hair from the elements or even just from the humidity that fogged-up and crowded trains and buses are filled with in the winter.

    Price: £24.39.