When the weather outside is dreadful, many cyclists use public transport, which can seem like hell after a long summer of cruising to work and back home. But you can pedal pretty well even in bad weather – if you have the right equipment. At the top of your shopping list should be a high quality jacket. Here are six good options.
The Best Black Friday Cycling Jacket Deals
dhb – Aeron Storm FLT – Waterproof Jacket – 40% Off
The material of this waterproof jacket is made of 37.5-fabric technology that keeps your fabric body at this temperature during activities – not too hot, not too cold. The Aeron Storm is breathable, has a tight, aerodynamic fit and features reflective details throughout the jacket for visibility. If you still need to bring a waterproof jacket for your winter vacation, this Black Friday deal is a must.
Buy at Chain Reaction Cycles | £ 90 (previously £ 150)
The Best Cycling Jackets
We're big fans of Raphael's stylish garb, but it can be a bit expensive. That's why we're excited about the first British brand jacket designed specifically for commuter watches. This is not bad for waterproof but breathable fabrics and extra details like a waterproof zipper by aquaguard. There is a reflective logo and a pattern of low-back points to help motorists stand out behind them. To really highlight, we recommend using the Rapha color pink. Looks absolutely mint.
Buy at Rapha | £ 100
Altura Nightvision Thunderstorm
Altura's Nightvision clothing is popular with commuters in winter and offers great value for sure weatherproof clothing. Altura really went to town with the details of this new model. These include a detachable hood that fits over a helmet, plenty of strategically placed pockets, and Velcro closures that make putting on sleeves easier on winter gloves. For our monochrome heads, the reflective panels on the chest, arms and lower back mean that you can opt for the all-black version and still be visible to drivers in the dark.
Buy from Altura | £ 129.99
Imagine a Venn diagram that is breathable and waterproof. In this overlap there is a good winter jacket in which the dhb Flashlight has settled to protect you from the elements without turning you into a sweaty mess. There are large reflective panels for night driving and the high collar is equipped with fleece lining for added comfort and warmth.
Buy at Wiggle | £ 90 (currently reduced to £ 63)
Vulpine Softshell Harrington
The Harrington looks so smart that you might think it's not suitable for driving, but it does have a range of smart, bike-friendly features Sleeves with reflective details, lowered hem and easily accessible pockets. It's water repellent and not completely waterproof, but in practice it will shake off even heavy rainfall easily enough if you use it for an hour or less, rather than spending a whole day in the saddle.
Buy from Vulpine | £ 180
Madison Sportive Hi-Viz
Keep up with the choppy winter weather with this ultra-packable yet protective jacket. Reflective pearls light up when spotlights shine over them so they can always be seen, overcoming the fine line between waterproofness and breathability.
Buy at Amazon | £ 66.31 – £ 110.30
Boardman Men's 2-in-1 Jacket, Silver Reflective
You do not have to spend large sums of money to stay safe and warm, as this small, small number of Boardman proves. The fully reflective material can be seen from all sides and the sleeves are removable, so it can be worn as a vest or as a complete jacket.
Buy at Halfords | £ 20