Cycling jackets are different from regular running or adventure jackets in that they offer a fit specifically designed for the position of riding a bicycle. Likewise, they often feature a lengthened tail to help keep your backside clean, and additional thermal protection on the front panels to fight against wind chill.
Cycling jackets are available in windproof, waterproof and casual options making them an ideal piece of cycling kit to wear if the temperature drops, or to have as a backup if you get caught in the rain. If you’re seeking a sleeveless option, check out our range of cycling vests.
Cycling jackets can differ depending on the climate you’re dressing for and your riding style. Designed to be worn over a base layer or jersey, thicker cycling jackets on offer will usually feature breathable thermal protection, shielding you from the cold. Some of these will also be waterproof, offering rain protection for keeping you comfortable in colder climates or winter months.
Lightweight waterproof cycling jackets, commonly known as spray jackets, are perfect for all forms of cycling as they can be packed down to an incredibly small size. This makes them a great addition to your jersey pockets if the weather looks threatening, or you’re looking to stay warm when descending.
Casual cycling jackets will generally be thicker in weight, with many offering subdued color options and a casual cut. This means that if you choose to cycle to your destination, not only will you be warm and dry, you’ll look the part too.