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Guide 2 Cycling   >   Jackets

 

Cycling Jackets - What To Wear When Riding Your Bike


Unless you're lucky enough to live in an area with year-round sunshine, you're going to need clothes to keep you warm and dry when riding your bike. Clothing is of course not just about keeping warm - if you're actually going somewhere on your bike, you'll want to wear something that you aren't embarrassed about wearing once you get to your destination.

In terms of clothing to wear when cycling, your jacket is one of the most important items. It serves to keep you warm and dry, and may also include reflective markings, which are an important safety measure as they make you more easily visible, especially in bad weather conditions or at night, to other road users. On the whole, if you can, it's best to get a jacket that is specifically designed to cycling - you won't regret it.

If you choose a jacket that has been specifically designed for cycling, you'll notice some unusual things about it as compared to "normal" jackets. One of the main features of cycling jackets is they are generally longer at the back so that they cover your kidneys from the wind, and your bottom from road spray - the latter being something that you'll sure appreciate if you ride a road bike without mudguards. You'll also notice that cycling jackets are generally shorter at the front (to facilitate movement of your legs), but have long sleeves (so that your wrists are covered when reaching forward to the handlebars).

Cycle jackets are generally designed to be draught-proof, and most feature toggles so that you can adjust the balance between ventilation and warmth depending on the weather and your personal preferences. Of course, draught-proofing is very important, as whenever you cycle you're moving through air, and so can get cold very quickly.

Another thing to think about is the features of the jacket and how they tie into your convienence. For example, it's great to have pockets, but pockets at the front weigh you down, and can even create a big draughty inside your jacket when riding - for this reason pockets at the back may be preferable. Likewise little extras like extra zips and optional hoods may seem like a good idea, but they also made your jacket a lot more bulky and a lot more awkward to deal with on those days when you're not too sure what the weather will be like.

Fabric should also play a part in your choice of fabric. Ideally you want something breathable so that you never get too hot and sweaty. Additionally, you will need to choose between a water-proof fabric (such as Gore-Tex which can keep you dry for a full day) or water-resistant (which will keep you dry for about 20 minutes in heavy rain or 40 minutes in a shower). If all other things are equally betwen two jackets, you'd probably simply choose water-proof, but given that they're not, and that a water-resistant jacket may be cheaper, less bulky, better styled, etc., the choice is more difficult. One thing to bear in mind is that most commutes are 20 minutes or less, so water-resistant may in fact be perfectly adequate.

The final (but by no means least important) matter to consider is safety. As already mentioned, anything that makes you more visible to other road users, especially car drivers, is a big advantage - especially if cycling on dark days or after sunset. Additionally, it's better not to get a jacket with a hood, but wear a cycling helmet instead - a helmet will protect your head, and also not restrict your vision in the way that hoods can.

Here are some cycling jackets:

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Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket

Pearl Izumi - Ride
Multi Apparel

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men s Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
 
  • Elastic draw cord at waist with hidden barrel adjust in the front pockets; Zip-off sleeves and shoulder yoke easily convert the jacket into a vest
  • ELITE Barrier fabric provides superior wind protection and water resistance; Direct-Vent panels (on Vest) provide superior ventilation
  • Sleeve zips can be partially undone for additional venting
Product Description:
One of the most versatile pieces you can own for changing weather conditions, this all-new design gives you a wind jacket and a vest in one. Simple to convert mid-ride with its zip-off sleeves, the vest delivers core body warmth on cool days. And for more protection in the wet or wind, just reattach the sleeves and go. 360-degree reflectivity helps keep you extra visible in low light conditions.

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite Barrier Jacket

Pearl Izumi - Ride
Black Apparel

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men s Elite Barrier Jacket
 
  • One back Hook and Loop pocket; Collar tapers from front to back for on-bike ergonomics
  • ELITE Barrier fabric provides superior wind protection and water resistance; Full length, center zipper with draft flap and zipper garage
  • Reflective elements for low-light visibility
Product Description:
Ideal for unpredictable weather, the ELITE Barrier Jacket delivers wind and water protection in a lightweight, packable shell. Its breathable fabric keeps you comfortable and dry no matter how hard you push it. Features include a contoured shape, one rear pocket, and a durable water repellent coating that sheds rain and road spray.

Santic Men's Cycling Skin Coat Jersey Bicycle Windproof Jacket Rain Coat Green

SANTIC

Santic Men s Cycling Skin Coat Jersey Bicycle Windproof Jacket Rain Coat Green
 
  • NOTICE:CHEST:small=40.2",medium=41.7",large=43.3",x-large=44.9",xx-large=46.5",xxx-large=48",Please CHECK our SIZE CHART carefully before purchasing
  • Comfortable cycling or running,activities freely
  • Can be folded into a small volume,easy to carry
Product Description:
About Santic:
As a large industrial enterprise which combines R&D, design and production, Santic cuts off all the middleman expenses, offers professional functional cycling apparel, shoes and accessories, sales throughout the world more than 30 countries, and becomes Chinese Cycling Association co-branding, China National Triathlon co-branding, the Tour of Qinghai Lake International Cycling Race co-branding.

Attention For Customers:
1. The size for this products is Asian size. If you are from U.S.A or EU, please choose one or two size up.
2. Hand Wash / Machine Wash with cool water 30¡ã, Do not dry clean, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not brush, Do not bleach.

What is in the package:
1 X Cycling Jersey

Przewalski Men’s Winter Thermal Cycling Bike Jacket, Softshell Windbreaker For Running – Windproof, Breathable and Reflective

Przewalski
Apparel

Przewalski Men’s Winter Thermal Cycling Bike Jacket, Softshell Windbreaker For Running – Windproof, Breathable and Reflective
 
  • POCKETS - 2 elastic pockets on the back, and 1 zip-up chest pocket for storage. High quality SBS brand zipper is sturdy, it barely breaks or gets stuck when you zip up or down even with strong strength.
  • WATER REPELLENT - Durable water repellent treatment on the surface fabric of arm and front chest, which is effective at resisting small rain or water. The fabric can also block the wind completely.
  • REFLECTIVE - Shinny brand logo, and reflective stripe on back pocket and front chest pocket create a safety barrier by reflecting light like a mirror, high visibility, keep you safe while at night.
Product Description:

Przewalski is endeavoring to provide high-quality but cost-effective apparel for cycling lovers.

 

Afraid of 'Boiling in The Bag Cycling’?

NO MORE! To avoid the bad feelings of “boiling” during cycling, we bring great breathable function to the cycling jacket. Meanwhile, with the softshell fabric, the biking jacket guarantees to protect you from cold weather and to keep you dry and thermal from the inside to the outside. It is really a windbreaker which is windproof, water repellent.

 

Afraid of Unfitting of Your Body?

NO MORE! Our men winter cycling jacket, designed especially for US. The fitting is perfect, neither too tight nor too baggy both in torso and waist, makes you enjoy any sports you want: running, cycling, jogging, ridding and etc.

 

Afraid of Losing Accessories?

NO MORE! Our bike jacket has 2 elasticated back pockets, including a smaller with zipper and a mobile phone holding pocket. You could put all your accessories here, and when you start your trip, things here will drop down and be a load, just let you focus on your rides!

 

Afraid of Cycling in The Night?

NO MORE! With reflective tapes, you could enjoy riding at night freely. These greatly increase the safety of night cyclists.

 

Basic but indispensable, professional but inexpensive, comfortable but durable, Przewalski now will be your best choice!

ARSUXEO Winter Warm UP Thermal Fleece Cycling Jacket Windproof Waterproof Breathalbe 16H

ARSUXEO

ARSUXEO Winter Warm UP Thermal Fleece Cycling Jacket Windproof Waterproof Breathalbe 16H
 
  • Front jacket windproof waterproof,with soft fleece in side,keep you warm and dry in winter.
  • Five pockets for safe storage,includ two zipper pockets
  • Size runs small,choose 1 size bigger than your normal size.
Product Description:
Designed for cold winter weather,front are windproof and waterproof,inside fleece keep you warm during cycling,best material,black material is breathable and highly stetch,keep you comfortable during cycling,reflective brand logo and stripe keep you safe in darkness,zipper pocket for storage

Canari Men's Solar Flare Windshell Jacket

Canari
Apparel

Canari Men s Solar Flare Windshell Jacket
 
  • Reflective piping for increased visibility
  • 8" center back zip pocket
Product Description:
Take the edge off cool, blustery weather with the Canari Solar Flare Windshell Jacket. It features lightweight polyester fabric that's both wind-resistant and water-resistant. The jacket's two-way zipper sports a draft flap to keep the wind at bay while a zippered rear pocket provides secure storage for your ride essentials. Lightweight polyester construction is wind-resistant and water-resistant Two-way zipper with internal draft flap 1 zippered rear pocket to stow ride essentials Reflective accents enhance visibility in low-light conditions

Baleaf Men's Windproof Thermal Softshell Cycling Winter Jacket

Baleaf

Baleaf Men s Windproof Thermal Softshell Cycling Winter Jacket
 
  • Soft fleece interior retains body heat; High cut double layer collar for warmth and comfort
  • Two large hand pockets and one back pocket with zippers securely store your belongings, zippers with pulls for easy up and down
  • Reflective elements on the front and back for low light visibility; Elastic cuffs to keep the chill out
Product Description:
For the colder days of winter having a insulating and windproof jacket is a real boon to maintain a comfortable temperature. Baleaf Men's Windproof Thermal Softshell Cycling Winter Jacket is the ultimate solution for cold weather conditions. The three-layer material makes sure comfort and performance are not compromised by chilly winds and winter's wet conditions. To seal out the cold fully a high double collar keeps in warmth and creates a comfortable feeling around the neck. The outer layer blocks wind and cold air so you're never too cold. Elastic wrist cuffs also create a close and secure fit. Two hand pockets and one back pocket with zippers offer ample space for loading up on your long winter base mile building rides.

WOLFBIKE Cycling Jacket Jersey Vest Wind Coat Windbreaker Jacket Outdoor Sportswear

Wolfbike
Misc.
 
  • [CHOOSE 1 OR 2 SIZE LARGER THAN YOU NORMALLY WEAR] Super light and water-resistance make your enjoy cycling in the rainny day
  • The breathable mesh on the back keep your cooling all the way! Plus back breathable Window
  • The Cuff with elastic band keep the wind and rain out
Product Description:
About WOLFBIKE
As professional cycling brand, WOLFBIKE offers a wide selection of cycling sports life including cycling apparel, protective gear, helmets and cycling accessories at high quality yet low price because we are also the manufacturer who can cut off all the middleman expenses. You can expect to find quality materials, professional performance, reasonable price and great customer service in WOLFBIKE.

Features:
1. Super light and water-resistance, made make your enjoy cycling in the rain
2. Reflective line on Shoulder and on Back, High visibility, do not need to wear reflective vest when running in the dark
3. The breathable mesh on the back keep your cooling all the way! Plus back breathable Window
4. 1 pocket on the back and 2 pockets on the side with zipper
5. Direct-Vent panels for superior ventilation
6. The Cuff with elastic band keeps the wind out

Lixada Men's Cycling Jacket Waterproof Thermal Breathable Cycling Clothing Sets Long Sleeve Waterproof Jacket+Bicycle Pants Trousers

Lixada
Misc.
 
  • NOTICE: The cycling jacket is delivered in EU size which is equal to US size and bigger than CN size. S(EU)=S(US)=M(CN), please refer to our size chart and choose the correct size.Size is optional: M(CN),S(EU)=Chest 40.2" / L(CN),M(EU)=Chest 40.9" / XL(CN),L(EU)=Chest 41.7" / XXL(CN),XL(EU)=Chest 42.5" / 3XL(CN),XXL(EU)=Chest 43.3".
  • Zipper with mesh cloth inside design at the both side of jacket for breathability when riding.
  • Perfect for riding, cycling and cross country race etc.
Product Description:
This stylish and comfortable cycling jacket + trousers will give you a wonderful experience when riding in winter.

Specifications:
Material: Polyester & Spandex
Gender: Men
Color: Blue / Orange / Red (optional)

Cycling jacket:
Size: M(CN),S(EU)=Chest 40.2" / L(CN),M(EU)=Chest 40.9" / XL(CN),L(EU)=Chest 41.7" / XXL(CN),XL(EU)=Chest 42.5" / 3XL(CN),XXL(EU)=Chest 43.3" (optional)
Item weight: Approx. 510-690g / 18.0-24.3oz
Package weight: Approx. 520-700g / 18.3-24.7oz
Package size: Approx. 35 * 25 * 6cm / 13.8 * 9.8 * 2.4in

Cycling trousers:
Size: M(CN),S(EU)=Waist 28.3" / L(CN),M(EU)=Waist 29.9" / XL(CN),L(EU)=Waist 31.5" / XXL(CN),XL(EU)=Waist 33.1" / 3XL(CN),XXL(EU)=Waist 34.6" (optional)
Item weight: Approx. 410-490g / 14.5-17.3oz
Package weight: Approx. 420-500g / 14.8-17.6oz
Package size: Approx. 30 * 23 * 6cm / 11.8 * 9.1 * 2.4in

Notes:
1. This jacket and pants size information is just for reference only. Please check the above detailed measurement to choose the correct size, and allow 1 - 3cm (0.4 - 1.2") differences due to manual measurement, thanks.
2. Item color displayed in pictures may be showing slightly different on your computer monitor since monitors are not calibrated same.
Notice: 
The cycling jacket is delivered in EU size which is equal to US size and bigger than CN size. S(EU)=S(US)=M(CN), please refer to our size chart and choose the correct size.

Package List:
1 * Cycling Jacket
1 * Pair of Cycling Pants 

J.CARP Women Cycling Jacket Windproof Water Resistant Softshell

J. Carp
Misc.
 
  • 100% Polyester fabric provides superior wind protection and water resistance
  • 2 Hand Pockets & 1 Back Pocket with zippers securely keep your belongs
  • Jacket can be packed small enough to be stored in the back pocket; two hand zippered pockets securely store your items like 5.5" mobile phone
Product Description:
J.CARP Convertible Women Cycling Jacket Windproof Water Resistant Softshell is perfect for running, hiking, camping, cycling and other outdoor sports. It gives you a wind jacket and a vest in one.

Simple to convert mid-ride with its zip-off sleeves, the vest keeps your core warm when the weather turns mild. Equipped with a ventilation system in the back to ensure that you stay cool and dry.

The super lightweight material with its special weather-proof treatment keeps winds at bay. Features include reflective elements, one rear pocket, and a durable water repellent coating that sheds rain and road spray. It is also ideal for running, hiking, climbing, camping and other outdoor sports.

Size:(inch)
S: Length: 24.4 --- Chest: 37.8 --- Hem: 38.6 --- Sleeve Length: 29.1 --- Sleeve Opening: 3.3
M: Length: 25.2 --- Chest: 39.8 --- Hem: 40.6 --- Sleeve Length: 29.9 --- Sleeve Opening: 3.5
L: Length: 26.0 --- Chest: 41.8 --- Hem: 42.6 --- Sleeve Length: 30.7 --- Sleeve Opening: 3.7
XL: Length: 27.2 --- Chest:44.02 --- Hem: 42.6 --- Sleeve Length: 31.9 --- Sleeve Opening: 4.1

For detail data, please check the size chart in the picture.

The color in the picture might be a little different from the actual product due to different color display in various monitors.



 
 
 
 

 
 
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