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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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ARSUXEO Winter Warm UP Thermal Softshell Cycling Jacket Windproof Waterproof 15-k

ARSUXEO
Apparel

ARSUXEO Winter Warm UP Thermal Softshell Cycling Jacket Windproof Waterproof 15-k
 
  • 85% polyester+15% spandex.The fabric consists of three layers that keep you warm and dry. The top layer on the exterior is a rugged windbreaker surface that beads up moisture and prevents stains. The second layer is a waterproof breathable membrane film,and the third layer is a nice soft warm fleece.
  • Two pockets for storage inclde one front zipper pocket,Longer cuff design for extra coverage of your wrist,keeps the cold air away from you.
  • Please read our size chart carefully before order,for this jacket many customers said the size runs small,so now we changed our size and disign,more close to US size,but maybe still runs a litte small.
Product Description:
Size runs small,highly recommend choose 1-2 size bigger! Designed for cold winter weather,windproof.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.

Przewalski Cycling Bike Jackets for Men Winter Thermal Running Jacket Windproof Breathable Reflective Softshell Windbreaker

Przewalski
Misc.

Przewalski Cycling Bike Jackets for Men Winter Thermal Running Jacket Windproof Breathable Reflective Softshell Windbreaker
 
  • 【Warmth】Brushed soft fleece interior retains body heat. High cut collar for warmth and comfort. Full length zipper for easy venting, internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth. Elastic cuffs to keep the chill out
  • 【Low Light Visibility】Przewalski's men's bike jacket with reflective brand logo and back stripe keeps you safe in darkness. Perfect for cycling, running, hiking or other outdoor activities.
  • 【Satisfaction Guaranteed】100% full refund assurance within 90 days if you are not satisfied for any reason. Lifetime Supported by Przewalski.
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!

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

Santic

Santic Men s Cycling Skin Coat Jersey Bicycle Windproof Jacket Light 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

BALEAF Men's Cycling Jacket Vest Windproof Water-Resistant Coat Breathable Outdoor Sportswear

BALEAF
Misc.

BALEAF Men s Cycling Jacket Vest Windproof Water-Resistant Coat Breathable Outdoor Sportswear
 
  • Light-weight, breathable and water-Resistant fabric provides excellent protection against wind and rain
  • Zipper garage for chafe-free, draft flap seals in warmth
  • Zip-off sleeves and shoulder yoke easily convert the jacket into a vest for extra exhaust
Product Description:

Baleaf Men's Biking Running Barrier Convertible Jacket is designed as an all-in-one jacket and vest which provides versatile protection . Simple to convert mid-ride with its zip-off sleeves, the vest keeps your core warm when the weather turns mild. It is also ideal for running, hiking, climbing, camping and other outdoor sports.

Special Features:

Windproof and Lightweight Material
-The super lightweight material provides superior wind protection and water resistance

Reflectors
-Color fluorescent yellow and reflective elements on the front and back keep you visible in low light

Zip-off Sleeves
-Zip-off sleeves and shoulder yoke easily convert the jacket into a vest

Packable Back Pocket
-Jacket can be packed into a small self-contained bundle in the back pocket

Ventilation System
-Direct-Vent panels in the back provide superior ventilation

More Details
-Full length zipper for easy venting, internal draft flap with zipper garage seals in warmth
-One large back pocket and two hand pockets with zippers securely store your items like 5.5" mobile phone
-Elastic cuffs to keep the chill out
-Dropped back hem for extra coverage

Recommend cycling pants:
Thermal Winter Pant: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019GUJ2WQ
Thermal Tights Pant: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014GVQ6RE
Padded Cycling Tights Pant: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Z72ZK8

Little Donkey Andy Men's Waterproof Cycling Bike Jacket, Running Golf Rain Jacket, Windbreaker, Ultralight and Packable

Little Donkey Andy
Misc.

Little Donkey Andy Men s Waterproof Cycling Bike Jacket, Running Golf Rain Jacket, Windbreaker, Ultralight and Packable
 
  • 2.5 layer Waterproof & Breathable Technology - Outer shell is made of ripstop, high density nylon fabric. Interior is laminated TPU membrane with 5000mm waterproofing and 5000g/m2/24hr breathability. Seams are 100% fully sealed and welded with TPU membrane.
  • Ultralight & Packable - Jacket is super lightweight. Can be folded and tucked into its back pocket and convert to a small bag. Folded jacket is small volume. You can even put it in your pocket.
  • Extras - One zippered back pocket with reversible double zipper pullers, easy to use when jacket is converted to a bag. One zippered chest pocket for easy-reach storage. Elasticized hem and cuffs seal out the elements. Drop tail hem is slightly longer, designed for both cycling and running.
Product Description:

A HIGHLY WATERPROOF& BREATHABLE JACKET

 

Made for rain, this waterproof cycling and running jacket is built to keep you dry, fast and comfortable 

in the worst condition. 2.5 layer waterproof and breathable technology delivers exceptional breathability 

for high aerobic outputs. To boost the breathability, back mesh vents are there to welcome in cooling air 

and keep you from sweating through your layers. 

 

Perfectly suited for dewy spring mornings and cool fall afternoons, it is also an active jacket for cool runs 

in transition seasons.

 

Jacket is ultralight. Can be packed into its back pocket and converted to a small bag. 

ARSUXEO Winter Thermal Fleece Cycling Jacket Windproof 14D

ARSUXEO

ARSUXEO Winter Thermal Fleece Cycling Jacket Windproof 14D
 
  • Polyester+spandex.The fabric consists of three layers that keep you warm and dry. The top layer on the exterior is a rugged windbreaker surface that beads up moisture and prevents stains. The second layer is a waterproof breathable membrane film,and the third layer is a nice soft warm fleece.
  • Four pockets for storage include three zipper pockets,Longer cuff design for extra coverage of your wrist,keeps the cold air away from you.
  • Size maybe runs small.choose 1 size bigger than your normal US size or read our size chart carefully
Product Description:
Designed for cold winter weather,windproof.waterproof(front),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

INBIKE Winter Men's Windproof Thermal Cycling Running Jacket

INBIKE

INBIKE Winter Men s Windproof Thermal Cycling Running Jacket
 
  • Wind proof and water resistant. The softshell jacket adopts performance fabric.Surface touches soft and textured. Built-in high permeability film contributes significantly to waterproof, windproof and breatheability. When a water drop fall on the fabric, just flip it then drop will slip down
  • Breathable.Premium fabric adopted and pockets inside made of mesh cloth, helps to air ventilation
  • The winter jacket can be used as a active jacket, cycling jacket or hiking jacket
Product Description:
Winter Men's Windproof Thermal Cycling Jacket, designed for men, suitable for fall and winter. It is windproof, water repellent, and with great breathability, giving you a comfort fit for any outdoor activities. It can be used as daily outwear, or you can put it on for sports running, jogging, ridding, fishing and so on. The reflective element added to the front zipper as well as the back part, greatly increase the safety of night cycling for bike cyclers. Machine washable and hand wash recommended.

Santic Men's Windproof UV Protection Cycling Jacket Long Sleeve Wind Coat

Santic

Santic Men s Windproof UV Protection Cycling Jacket Long Sleeve Wind Coat
 
  • NOTICE:Please CHOOSE THE SIZE BASED ON OUR SIZE CHART.If you don't know what size to buy, please contact us.
  • The jacket with super LIGHTWEIGHT material and WINDPROOF made make you enjoy running or riding
  • SANTIC UV SHIELD technology provides the highest level of sunscreen protection of up to UPF50+. This specially treated fabric is excellent and effective in blocking UVA and UVB ray during outdoor sports activities to prevent over-exposure to harmful sun-rays which are harmful to the skin. It also helps to prevent sun-burn and thereby protects the skin
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°, Do not dry clean, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not brush, Do not bleach.

What is in the package:
1 X Jacket

J.CARP Women's Packable Windbreaker Jacket, Super Lightweight and Visible, Outdoor Active Cycling Running Skin Coat

J.CARP
Fluorescent yellow Misc.
 
  • High Waterproof --- made of 100% Polyester, very waterproof in light rain, durable and quick dry. if in Heavy Rain, suggest wear an umbrella.
  • Very Soft and Packable --- it improves in high technology, more soft than other raincoats. so you can carry it conveniently. Lightweight sun protection soft shell coat can be packed into a small water repellent bag
  • High Visibility --- reflective elements on back, allows to run/cycle freely and safely in the night; Perfect for outdoor sports wearing including running, jogging, riding

MECASTAR Cycling Jackets Lightweight Running Coat with Reflective Tape Windproof Waterproof

MECASTAR
Black Apparel
 
  • Lightweight, Waterproof, windproof, breathable with safe reflective stripe, and also it is fold-able to be a small men`s palm size, only 300g, portable and convenient for outing and save space of your travel bag.
  • Reflective stripe around sleeves, front and back keep you safe and visible to oncoming traffic in low-light conditions.
  • Warm Tips --- We recommend hand wash and normal temperature washing. Do not bleach and dry cleaning. Dry naturally, It is easy to wash and quick dry
Product Description:
Materials:
Fabric is 100%recycled nylon coating TPU and waterproof (WP3000), breathable, windproof and MVP3000.
Hood and Collar:
Removal hood with zipper and fold to the back pocket ; drawcord around the hood help to keep warm and against wind and water. collar with built-in soft lining, it is more durable and skin-care.
Sleeve:
It looks like not more place to say, but i am sure that it has enough empty put in your arm, not matter you are a muscle man or not. One more things, there are a special reflecting stripe layer around the elbow, help keep you visible at low-light and night.
Cuff:
Two part design, one part with velcro, another part with elastic. When you use the part, kindly try to press it, so that it can be work more better.
Body back:
There are reflective tape at the top part and logo part; And also the top part is opened two big mouth for cooling. At the bottom part, it is a big pocket for storage the jacket and any other of your wallet, phone etc.
Hem
It is not only elastic hem, but also the elastic is non-slip material. It is help to hold the jacket at where you want it be.
Occasion of wear:
Cycling, Running, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, tourism, camping at sunny, wind, cloudy or rainy day.
Season of wear:
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Packing choose:
We choose degradable and environment-friendly packing.


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