Worn as the final outer layer, a cycling jacket can be deployed to face off with any one of hundreds of different weather conditions. Wind, water, freezing temperatures, it's fair to say that there are as many varieties of bicycle jackets as there are riders. Bearing that in mind, let's narrow things down and provide some advice. More >>
Water Proof Cycling Jackets
There are two types of rides in the rain. The first is the rain all day ride, and here some serious protection is required to combat moisture ingress. The other ride is sometimes the hardest to prepare for, and this is the intermittent rain ride. We would recommend a more packable solution for these rides, something that can be put on quickly and easily, or removed and stored in a rear jersey pocket. Try anything with 'Light' in the name, making sure to check the product's attribute icons to ensure it is fully waterproof.
Wind / Weather Resistant
For 90% of rides, a windproof cycling jacket teamed with a base layer and/or jersey is all the protection you need, and will significantly contribute to your on the bike enjoyment. By nature more breathable than their full rain protection counterparts, most windproof cycling jackets come with basic 'get me home' shower protection. Remember, always choose the product that suits your needs and be sure to check the product page carefully to see an item's detailed features.
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Twin Six brings the Standard Tech or Thermal hoody to its arsenal as an everyday piece that you'll instinctively be pulling on whether on or off the bike. It's the perfect number for cold commutes, urban excursions or even exploring gravel or dirt trails. The Standard Hoody really is anything but standard - a bluesign approved water resistant fabric has been paired with a sealed silicone front zipper to keep you dry if you get caught in a squall. Double zipper arm pit vents, a micro fibre fleece inner and longer sleeves give this the feel of a technical jersey or jacket ...
Sporting a brushed inner and weather resistant outer, the Craft Active Bike Siberian Jacket is ideally suited to blustery, showery road or trail bike days. Mid-weight, and suitable for a healthy spread of cold temperatures, the Siberian Cycling Jacket features a large zippered rear pocket well-sized for snacks and supplies, a silicon gripper finished hem, full front zip and zip garage. Reflective detailing provides a welcome measure of low light visibility to complete the jacket. Large, zippered rear pocket Reflective detailing Silicone printed hem gripper Warm, ...
Craft's Performance Featherlight Jacket is a supremely 'featherlight' jacket that builds on the success of Craft's now retired 'Light Jacket' and which for this year rocks a DWR - Durable Water Repellant finish and wind protective front, making it an ideal stowaway cycling jacket for showery conditions. The Performance Bike Featherlight Jacket is a great example of Craft's well known rider friendly attention to detail, offering the cyclist well placed reflectivity (360 degree visible no less), a warm microfibre collar, a small rear pocket for snacks, ...
The Chrome Cobra Hoody is the US brand's live-in 24/7 top. On or off the bike, its great fit, soft merino wool fabric and rich feature list will both please and delight you. (Hmm, we have to stop writing these product descriptions after reading Chinese fortune cookies). For riders with big storage needs, the Cobra's full width rear pocket will come as a nice surprise, as will the pocket zippered wrist, thumb loops and generally pleasing fit that gives you a longer torso and longer sleeves. High neck collar with 3 panel merino hood Full width pass though ...
Rocking a Thermolite construction for a great weight versus warmth factor, the Etxeondo Tiner Jacket is a straight up mid-weight early season cycling jacket, perfect for cool rides that don't require a wind proof solution, where a lighter, more fitted cycle jacket is the better option. Layer it with an Etxeondo baselayer like the Iluna, and you've got yourself a fitted, lightweight partnership for rides from around 5 to 12 degrees. The Tiner's main point of interest at the front is its off centre zip for added collar comfort, and the right breast zipper pocket, which is ideally placed ...
A cross between a straight bike jacket and a stylish off the bike piece, the Bionicon Hybrid Jacket is nevertheless a feature rich top, ideal for trail riders, commuters, or weekend adventurers in need of versatility. Using a hybrid material (hence the name), the inner is pure New Zealand Merino, whilst the outer is a Nylon - Lycra blend, so not only do you get all of the benefits of merino close to the skin, but also a weather resistant outer - perfect for rides in changeable conditions. Designed to be worn as a second layer, perhaps with a Bionicon Merino T-Shirt underneath, the lightweight ...
Weighing in at only 38 gsm, the Craft Women's Performance Light Jacket is the ultimate stow away jacket in a seriously light weight package. Weight is only half the story though, as the Light Jacket features Craft's highly ergonomic bike specific cut. Simply put, it's so beautifully fitted on and off the bike that you'll quickly find any excuse to keep wearing it. A huge bonus is that the Light Jacket can be folded into it's own back pocket for easy storage, a rear pocket that is a useful place to pop an energy bar or gel whilst on the move. Onto the details, and for breathability mesh ...
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