Cycling jackets for commuters and competitive athletes
Having the right clothing for the conditions can make the difference between a comfortable ride and an unbearable one. With a huge range of cycling jacket styles, you can have the right jacket on hand, whatever the weather, at the right price.
Gilets for the beginning of your bike ride
Gilets are windproof vests that keep your torso warm. Ideal for the first part of your ride, you can stay protected from the cold until you've warmed up. Cycling gilets are usually very lightweight, and can be packed down small enough to fit inside your jacket pocket, they are available in unisex, men's and women's designs.
Fleeces to keep you snug
For a more cosy cycling jacket, check out the huge range of thermal fleeces from awesome brands like Santini, Netti, and Sobike. Many fleece jackets are also windproof, so you can block the wind and stay snug. As with any cycling jackets, reflective strips are a good idea for improving your visibility to other road users. The WOSAWE thermal black men's jacket is a slick and versatile option, with three handy back stow pockets.
Handy rain ponchos
Ponchos keep you dry, without weighing you down while you're cycling. Lovely and lightweight, these waterproof jackets are a far cry from the plastic ponchos you might be thinking of as they were designed specifically with cyclists in mind. The Craft Performance women's jacket offers a ventilation opening at the back, and a thin mesh lining and concealed mesh underarms for greater breathability.
Soft shells for when the weather doesn't behave
When it's really bucketing down and you're biking home from work, you need something waterproof that's going to keep you dry. The Race Face Agent soft shell is unlike other rain jackets which have hoods that flap about in the wind. Magnetic connectors stop this hood from making a huge noise around your ears, so you can ride in peace. With adjustable cuffs and a handy full-length zip, you'll ride in comfort and style in this brilliant blue waterproof jacket.