Best Cycling Jackets for the Winter: Warm and Dry
You might consider buying a winter jacket to improve your riding comfort if it’s winter. If winter cycling is important to you, you might be willing to spend more. A jacket that can keep you dry and warm will work well for you.
These jackets combine fleecy thermal fabrics and water-repellent coatings to allow you to ride all year round in any weather. They also make it easy for you to make pre-winter-ride clothing decisions. This jacket is sufficient for most conditions, except when there’s a severe storm or very cold weather. Here’s a list of the top.
Endura Windchill Cycling Jacket II
The Endura Windchill Jacket II is a great example of a simple, but highly effective winter cycling jacket. You can get warmth on a snowy ride for as low as PS72 to PS77, and excellent water resistance, along with practical features like the underarm venting. It doesn’t have a waterproof pocket so you should bring a sealed bag. This jacket is great if you want warmth but not a tight fit. This jacket will provide warmth and value for money.
Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket
The water-resistant Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket has a great advantage. It can withstand temperatures as low as -5degC/23degF and up to 10degC/50degF. Peak performance is around 5degC/41degF. Its racing cut gives it a low profile, and there is no bunching on drops. While the sleeves are great with gloves, they can be too tight for wristwatch wearers. This jacket is a practical racing with best winter cycling jacket with lots of storage at the front and back. It also has reflective detailing and lots of storage. The jackets are available in both men’s or women’s sizes. However, the Rapha also sells the UMA GT for women. It’s available at REI Co-op Shop starting at $250 (PS184).
Assos Mille GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo
The Assos Mille GT Ultraz Winter Jacket Evo will protect you from the elements and withstand a lot of wear. The jacket has a soft RX inner lining, which wraps warmth around your body from the moment you put it on. The outside is covered with various NEOS fabrics. These are also used for exposed areas like the arms. The jacket is extremely breathable and waterproof, but it might be worth investing in a hard-shell to protect you from the elements. Double-cuff sleeves protect the Assos jacket from rain and wind. The jacket does not have weatherproof rear pockets or a waterproof zipper pocket. This jacket is not cheap due to the clever technology used. It is now available for purchase at Wiggle starting at PS290.
Castelli Alpha ROS 2 light jacket
Castelli Alpha ROS 2 is the lightest of all the winter jackets. It can be used in almost any weather condition. Its double-layer construction is the jacket’s main feature. It has an interior made of ProSecco Strada lightweight fabric that is insulating, and an additional layer of Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper150 on the sleeves. The jacket’s back features Nano Flex Xtra Dry material, which is water-repellent and focuses on breathability and rain shedding. It is suitable for cold winter and clement days. The jacket is currently only available at Wiggle for PS175 (list Price PS250).
Rapha Explore Down Jacket
Before we get into the warming benefits of the jacket, it is worth noting that it has two zips which allow it to transform into the most valuable accessory of vigilantes – a cape.
It’s easy to imagine. As you ride your bike, the jacket is on. You look amazing. You suddenly spot a street ruffian doing something nefarious. You zip up your jacket’s bottom and start to chase the street ruffian, with the tails flapping in the breeze behind you.
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