Mavic is bringing their mountain bike apparel line back to the U.S. with the new XA line of shorts and jerseys. Going for a more understated look with dark colors and simple designs, the line also has nice technical features too.
Both the XA Pro Jersey ($99.95) and Pro Jersey Long Sleeve ($109.95) use Mavic’s Trail Wick Wind material. This material adds protection from the wind while keeping it light. Small laser cut holes down the center of the back help add ventilation, which Mavic claims work even while wearing a backpack. Both are cut for a a more roomy fit, but are articulated to move well while in the riding position.
The XA Pro Short ($109.95) and Under Bib Short ($69.95) are designed to work together, but function separately as well. The shorts feature a DWR finish to repel water and use reinforced material in the saddle area to increase durability. The Under Short uses Mavic’s Wick Matrix Seamless construction to balance a soft feel with plenty of stretch and fast drying. The low cut increases ventilation without sacrificing the stability inherent in a bib short. Available now at local Mavic dealers and online.
Elite level concepts can hold ground for times like when we’re pinning on numbers during the race season, and we expect our Elite level kit to be as minimalistic as possible; however, for training in inclement conditions, utility like having a quality jacket is our primary concern. While their Men’s Escape Jacket falls squarely in the latter category by combining a windproof, water-resistant Elite membrane with thermal insulation and a fit that’s friendly to winter layering.
The full-length Escape front zipper is backed by a draft flap, and the jacket is finished with two chest pockets and one rear pocket, all of which zip closed to protect ride cargo.
A cycling jacket equipped for winter’s worst
Windproof, water-resistant fabric
Elite hermal paneling for breathable insulation
Elite fit accommodates winter layering
Three zippered pockets secure and protect ride essentials
Reflective details help maintain visibility under overcast skies
Senza is all due to you’re loathe to abandon your Perfetto jersey as fall winds down. Similar to the Perfetto’s clean silhouette and incredible ability to shield you from inclement weather while preserving the same freedom of movement as your favorite warm-weather jerseys is enough to make us yearn for cool weather just so we can wear it again. We can’t stop winter’s imminent arrival, but we can deliver the news they created a winter cycling jacket modeled after the Perfetto to see you through the colder months. Sharing the same streamlined silhouette and weather resistance as the Senza, and the Men’s 2 Jacket comes with equipped with a warmer construction to take you comfortably through the cooler winter months.
The 2 main differences between the Senza and the Perfetto, as we mentioned, is in fabric construction. Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric anchors the jacket, providing resistance to wind, snow, and rain while you’re out on the roads, as well as jacket-level warmth when the temperature drops.
We’d compare the Senza to a softshell, but that would suggest less freedom of movement than it actually has. Breathable Thermoflex panels at the sides give the Senza its stretchy, adaptable shape, ready to follow you as you change positions in the saddle.
Shown above the Senza will easily keep both wheel and road spray at bay by the longer Senza extended back hem, while reflective accents throughout the jacket help you stand out to motorists on dim winter days.
Trade your Perfetto for the Senza in time for winter
Water- and wind-resistant fabric ideal for cold weather
Form-fitting silhouette closely contours the body
Extended rear hem protects against wheel spray
Three rear pockets provide space for ride fuel
Reflective accents enhance visibility to motorists
Espresso is key, as winter always arrives, thwarting our autumnal bliss with heavy grey clouds and temperatures that dip far too low for thermal jerseys alone. Around the office, this is the cue for most of us to take out the trainer and resign ourselves to a few months in the basement, but if you’re looking to gain a competitive Espresso edge for your spring season, while the Men’s 4 Jacket will help you do it, as now you can be braver than we are and stay outside.
4 stretch panels integrated throughout the body of the jacket keep it moving with you as you shift positions in the saddle, and zippered ventilation openings allow you to add airflow on interval days. Also cut in a jacket silhouette that’s kind for a season of rich holiday meals and hearty food, it was crafted for miles that won’t always feel pleasant. They focused on equipping you to handle frigid temps and mixed precipitation, constructing the jacket with Gore’s venerable Windstopper X-Fast fabric to provide wind and water resistance for hours at a time.
A host of other innovative touches on the Espresso serve to enhance comfort on the bike, especially during a season filled with long, low-intensity base mile efforts. Their CrossWrap wrist closures keep the Espresso arm cuffs lying flat as you grip the bars, while a double-layered collar seals out especially aggressive gusts. The Espresso zippered vents not only help you stay cool, but serve as extra space to stash ride fuel or cash for the coffee shop, and they work with the three rear and zippered chest pocket to provide you with ample storage space. Finally for the Espresso, is reflective piping along the jacket’s waist enhances your visibility to motorists during winter’s limited daylight hours.
Build endurance through the winter cycling outside
Slim fit more relaxed than their race kit for comfort
Softshell construction blocks wind and rain for warmth
Mid get’s it done nicely when the unfortunate changing of layered seasons might occur, and means unpredictable weather up on the lifts. All you’ll have to do is to make sure to bring your Men’s Mid along for the ride. The soft fleece lining keeps you cozy while you chill on the chair, while a Mid windproof membrane blocks the breeze as you bomb through leaf piles in search of the next big jump.
Shock cord adjusters on the Alpinestars waist make sure the Layer stays secure, so no errant wind gust finds its way in, while Mid Velcro cuffs hold the hem snugly over your favorite pair of gloves. At the back, the Mid hem drops down just far enough to avoid the dreaded belt gap and keep your lower back warmly covered. They have capped the Mid off with zippered underarm vents for extra ventilation when the sun comes out or your intensity kicks up. While the Mid also adds a couple zippered side pockets to safely stow essentials you’ll need out on the trail.
Mid windproof softshell keeps you riding through the seasons
Soft fleece lining provides extra warmth
Regular fit leaves room for an additional shirt under it
Mortirolo will thankfully change your riding perspective to all 4 seasons. A sweet tech-jacket makes it easier, as dry winter days are often the ones that make us feel the guiltiest for not being out on our bikes, clear skies, bare roads, and sun bring far fewer challenges than messy, wet days do. If you’re thinking about training through the winter, whether for a spring goal race or because you’re tired of staring at your basement wall on the trainer for 3 months, the Men’s Mortirolo Jacket makes an excellent investment in dry day comfort. Lightweight and warm, the Mortirolo doesn’t come with as much protection from wind and rain as siblings like the Senza or Espresso, but what Mortirolo lacks in weatherproofing, it makes up for in lightness.
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Castelli cut with a slim 4 silhouette, the Mortirolo was bred for versatility, because it’s meant to be just as comfortable during a tough set of intervals as it is during a tempo ride or endurance-building base miles. Though not as contoured as their race kit, the Mortirolo easily accommodates a baselayer without ever appearing, or feeling, sloppy in the saddle.
A Gore Windstopper X-Fast Mortirolo front panel does shield against rain and wind, while their thermal Warmer fabric, aptly named, covers the back. It provides ample stretch and breathability to help you avoid overheating on cold days with warm sun, especially as you tackle hard efforts. Zippered Mortirolo vents along the chest further improve it’s ventilation, while a silicone waist gripper holds the drop hem in place as you stretch out into your drops.
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Ride through clear, cold days in this versatile jacket
Chest vents prevent the jacket from trapping heat
Slim fit accommodates a baselayer while remaining tailored
Fabric provides some wind- and rain-resistance with warmth
Drop hem with gripper protects against wheel spray
Reflective accents help you stand out on the roads
Monsoon fits my personal criteria for a rain jacket, although not a huge list for what a Shell needs. They are a jacket that obviously must be waterproof, windproof, fit well, and important to be stowable in my pocket. They meet those demands and more with this Men’s Monsoon Jacket, which ticks off each item on the list and adds a bonus: a buttoned chest strap secures the front even when the zipper is open to ventilate. That means in the Monsoon you can get some airflow after you descend a few thousand meters and the temperatures rise.
Giordana weather protection remains the Shell’s number one job, though, and the Monsoon eVent Spider membrane fulfills expectations. It’s water- and windproof, as you’d expect, but it also begins to breathe immediately in the Monsoon rather than waiting for the accumulation of moisture like many other membranes. That makes the Monsoon ideal for the kind of on-again/off-again conditions where packable rain garments really come in handy, helping to keep you comfortable even in changing conditions.
The Monsoon zipper is also waterproof, and additional rear zippers provide access to jersey pockets underneath. When the clouds clear or you reach the bottom of a chilly descent, the Monsoon easily packs down into its own pocket for easy storing in those erstwhile concealed jersey pockets. While the extended collar on the Monsoon protects your neck from water, and reflective detailing on the lower back help keep you visible in the low-light conditions of a sudden spring shower.
Product Details: Monsoon
A cycling jacket for just-in-case weather situations
Wind- and waterproof membrane protects against the weather
Begins expelling water vapor immediately to maintain a dry core
Chest strap secures front even when waterproof zipper is open
Packs into its own pocket for stowing when the sky clears
Rear zippers provide access to jersey pockets underneath
Reflective details help maintain visibility in dreary conditions
Spring is where it’s at, so why not get yourself inpsired equally for the Euro season of Classic races. Knowing they named the Men’s Spring Jacket after the harshest series of races on the calendar should tell you something about what the brand equipped the Spring to handle. The pelting hail, sheets of rain, and incessant winds you’ve seen following your favorite pros across Europe in the Spring are no match for it’s three-layer eliteTM shell, which comes prepared to block out wind and rain without trapping heat like a greenhouse.
Showers Pass used the Classic material in hardshell form on the front and back for the most protection, but switched the Spring to eliteTM softshell along the arms and sides to preserve the freedom of movement you’ll need in the saddle. They describe the Spring as following a race fit, but we’d lean more toward describing it as regular: well-tailored, but with plenty of room left over for a baselayer or jersey underneath. Wisely placed core vents and an aptly described “exhaust pipe” vent along the back of the Spring keep air moving, without causing the dreaded billowing effect that no kit-conscious cyclist wants.
Elastic at the Showers Pass waist and silicone along the drop hem help the rest of the setup stay in place as you move around, and a lined collar adds a little touch of softness in unpleasant conditions. And in case the sun unexpectedly pushes the clouds aside mid-ride, the entire Spring setup stuffs into its own zippered rear pocket, so you can pack it up and get on your way.
Product Details: Spring
This capable jacket is ready to take on tough-level conditions
Pouring rain and strong gusts are no match for the jacket fabric
Tailored, regular cut accommodates jersey or baselayer
Multiple vents prevent billowing fabric
Wealth of reflective accents keep you visible from all angles
Charles is perfect when it comes to winter cycling or snowy bikepacking trips, and Tech protection can’t be taken lightly. This amazingly cool jacket represents the German brand’s response to all the major challenges of cold-weather cycling. So if the Charles Jacket’s GORE-TEX membrane is any indication—then Maloja definitely takes anti-weather kit very seriously.
The Maloja incorporates the Techno 2.5-layer GORE-TEX Paclite membrane that’s waterproof, windproof, and makes the Charles breathable as well. So it keeps the outside out while ensuring that the inside of the Charles doesn’t sauna-up during work/rest cycles of winter cycling or Nordic cross-training. Taped seams and a water-repellent Charles zipper help ensure there’re no points of wintery ingress, and an adjustable waistband and hook-and-loop cuffs batten down the hatches against kicked-up snow and road spray. The rear waistband is finished with reflective print to help keep you visible to other trail or road users.
The Charles is perfect for snowy, cold conditions. It’s GORE-TEX Paclite membrane is virtually winter-proof. While the taped seams and water-repellent Charles zipper boost protection. For low light use the Charles also employs reflective details on the hem all to combine traditional cycling function with distinctive style.
Material — membrane/laminate GORE-TEX Paclite (2.5-layer)
With the Sugoi RS Zap Jacket, they combine two key elements in the brand’s catalogue. Which is the water-resistant, aggressively reflective material, which has established itself as the standard for inclement-weather cycling over the past several years. The second is the race-minded fit and articulation of the Racing System (RS) line of cycling clothing. When these Zap powers combine, the result is a Men’s RS cut according to their Pro Fit that packs an anti-weather, high-viz wallop.
The material may be the Zap headliner, but this RS model actually follows a very impressive opening act in the form of a relatively flap-free, ready-to-race bike fit. The combination of the two means the RS keeps water at bay, reflects light like a fiery beacon, and fits less like the shapeless rain capes of yesteryear and more like the summer-weight racing jerseys we prefer to spend our time in. The RS materials also breathe more like those summer jerseys, so keeping the rain out doesn’t mean trapping our own perspiration in.
The RS also features a supplement their titular fabric with MidZero inserts under the arms. This adds a bit of RS stretch—which is necessary considering the aggressive fit—and also boosts breathability compared to the commuter setup. That additional breathability comes in handy here because the cycling fit is for serious training and hard efforts on the bike. Those exertions create more of a risk of accumulating clammy moisture than a low-effort commute pace, so the jacket’s intended use demands more efficient breathability. This also means the seams aren’t taped, which makes it less waterproof but—again—lets it breathe more, further recommending it for competitive use.
Versa will become your staple for shoulder season riding in incliment, changing EVO weather. This lightweight convertible-jacket has removable sleeves to transform with ease to a vest, along with a rear pocket for stowing sleeves and essentials. While the Men’s Versa also features key cuff links, that protect the backs of your hands, then tuck away effortlessly in the Versa when not in use.
Sugoi water-repellent Evo fabric on the front provides high breathability while waterproof fabric on back, along with Versa arms to deliver the best possible weather protection you can get. Microfiber-track Versa interior moves moisture away from the skin and won’t overheat. While noted above the Versa’s Cuff Links protect the back of the hands for added protection. Also noted is the Versa droptail hem that provides additional coverage, reflective elements increase visibility and zippered back and chest pockets are perfect for stowing the Versa sleeves and all your other key cycling essentials.
The Mens Sugoi also features strategically placed magnets, for the removable sleeves to transform the top into a vest, while one rear pocket for stowing sleeves and essentials.
A cycling jacket for moderate winter conditions
Features water and windproof membrane shields against the elements
The Giordana AV 100 Jacket, actually stands for Acqua+Vento, while it’s a new line that runs the protective gamut from dark-side-of-the-moon extreme to this 100 lightweight. They are all water-resistant with different levels of insulation layers. While this Men’s AV falls neatly between those two poles by covering your body’s leading edges in a three-layer membrane and equipping the less-exposed back and underarms with a DWR-treated thermal material. They claim this combination is suited for “moderate winter conditions,” which covers temperatures in the 40s, with weather, layering, and personal preference pushing the range a few degrees up or down.
The AV owes its protective 100 pedigree to the waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane mentioned above. While the AV’s constructed completely from this stuff would be equal to temperatures in the 30s, they tempered it with rear panels that forgo the wind protection in favor of a more breathable thermal material called Thunderbike. AV also has the Acqua Zero Evo DWR treatment to keep water beading and rolling off, but it regulates body temperature to keep you in your comfort zone when conditions don’t warrant the nuclear-option of the heavier AV Extreme, or 300, and the AV 200.
For many of us, this is the perfect amount of protection for cycling through the winter. It’s light enough to work as a standalone layer in the 40s, but it can layer into the freezing range either over the top of thermal base layers or as a super domestique mid layer. If you prefer to avoid riding in winter’s worst, then it can also serve as something of a barometer. When the temperature is too low or conditions are too extreme for it’s midweight protection, then it may be a better day to stay in on the trainer.
The collar is cut tall with a strategic shape in order to provide comfortable protection while you’re bent over in the saddle, and the rear hem is extended to help shield against road spray. That extension is hit with their reflective Pixel treatment, and reflective details throughout help keep you visible from all angles. Like the rest of the jacket line, the AV model is tailored to a racer’s body, so you don’t have to sacrifice a contoured, flap-free fit for winter protection. It’s finished with three standard pockets and a zippered security pocket, which provide space for ride essentials and accessories like spare gloves.
Double follows this truly core ethos, while its starting line is, well, XWarm. It’s still a layer-friendly, race-fit jacket, but it receives a sizeable thermal head start in the form of a Air Moa shell instead of the lighter Double models brushed fleece lining. This insulating layer is sandwiched between a weather-resistant membrane and a winter mesh lining, so the Men’s Double temperature range reaches low enough, but also works great layering with it.
The Nalini three-layer Air Moa XWarm shell insulation is the biggest difference between this model and other Double models, but the rest of the model’s protective measures see similar tweaks in order to boost its overall deep-winter utility. The Air Moa Double shell fabric comes with a Moa Manto W.R.T. treatment and a Moa Mantotec membrane, both proprietary finishes from them, which equip the Double to repel fog, rain, and even the occasional snow shower with ease. The Double’s fabric also blocks wind, and added touches like a zipper wind flap and closely tailored collar aim to protect you when you have no choice but to ride directly into an icy headwind.
In case the sun does manage to increase the air temperature, the Double employs key ventilation panels along the front to allow for extra airflow, while three rear pockets. Also to keep you safe the Double features ample reflective accents that keep you more visible with looming motorists when you’re out on the roads.
Nalini provided a host of nice finish details, including a three-layer construction, while it still remains impressively streamlined and light. Cut to follow your body movements in a riding position, the model follows their race fit, albeit one that’s designed for layering in colder temps.
Late-season jacket ideal for cold, misty base mile rides
Form-fitting cut jacket follows your body movements closely
Breathable 3-layer construction blocks rain and wind
Front ventilation panels promote breathability
Reflective silicone gripper holds bottom hem in place
Three rear pockets and one zippered security pocket
Milestone get’s it done nicely when the unfortunate changing of 2 seasons might occur, and means unpredictable weather up on the lifts. All you’ll have to do is to make sure to bring your Men’s Milestone along for the ride. The soft fleece jacket-lining keeps you cozy while you chill on the chair, while a Milestone windproof membrane blocks the breeze as you bomb through leaf piles in search of the next big jump.
Shock cord adjusters on the Alpinestars hood and waist make sure 2 ways are secure, so no errant wind gust finds its way in, while Milestone Velcro cuffs hold the hem snugly over your favorite pair of gloves. At the back, the Milestone hem drops down just far enough to avoid the dreaded jacket to belt gap and keep your lower back warmly covered. They have capped the Milestone off with zippered underarm vents for extra ventilation when the sun comes out or your intensity kicks up. While the Milestone also adds a couple zippered side pockets to safely stow essentials you’ll need out on the trail.
Milestone windproof softshell keeps you riding through the seasons
This Giordana AV 300 Jacket has you covered if you’ve committed to logging outdoor base miles, as kits seem to just keep getting better, like this model. The Men’s AV is not only lighter than the billowing, versions of the past, but the new crop of winter kits arrive cleanly tailored, made with hardworking 300 Extreme fabrics that are capable of both blocking harsh conditions and remaining breathable. Unsurprisingly, this model exemplifies this trend, delivering sleek aesthetics and a highly efficient construction prepared to see you through the very worst of winter this year.
As the warmest model in the lineup this 300 model vs the AV 200, will better complement low-intensity base mile rides the best. On the nastiest winter days, when you’re building endurance rather than suffering through intervals, your core temperature doesn’t rise nearly as much as it would on a punchier ride. Knowing this, they wisely gave the AV a three-layer eVent DVstretch construction, finished with a DWR treatment on the outside and a micro-fleece lining. Like the 200 jacket it’s face fabric shields against rain, sleet, and snow, the AV plush lining creates a lofted layer of warmth next to your baselayer, holding your own body heat next to your skin to keep you dry. This fleece lining on the AV is also highly breathable, designed to pull moisture away from your skin as you slowly warm up to prevent a damp chill from settling in.
In addition to the AV supple adaptable 3-layer fabric, they also equiped it with a luxuriously soft micro-fleece collar to seal out harsh drafts, as well as brushed Super Roubaix cuffs and a drop hem to protect against wheel spray. You’ll have trouble blending in on dimly lit winter roads when light strikes the Pixel reflective accents throughout the it’s body, this key luminescent material stands to prevent you from blending in with the grey winter landscape on lonely back roads.
The Giordana AV 200 Jacket with DVstretch has you covered because the more cold-tolerant among us can wear it alone into the 30s during high-intensity workouts while the cold warriors can add layers as needed in order to go even lower. These AV models describe perfectly where the happy medium between the 200 trainer crowd and the dedicated Winter Roadies.
The AV combines a windproof and water-resistant membrane across the chest and sleeves, as the mid-weight entry in their numerical 200 hierarchy, with panels of DWR-treated Thunderbike material across the back and in areas that aren’t leading into the coldest chill. That means the jacket’s leading edges feature the same elemental protection as the heavier AV 300 model but the trailing edges breathe and dump excess heat like the lighter G-Shield jersey. This combination lets it serve as either a barometer to let you know when conditions are too extreme for outside riding or a shell for deeper layering. Or opt for the AV Extreme that employs DValpine for the lowest temp model they make. Though the AV is cut more like the breed of super jerseys that we’ve all been using to race in inclement conditions, a fit made even sleeker by the lack of the AV 300’s insulation and the addition of high DVstretch Thunderbike panels. The model eliminates excess flap and unneeded grams by sitting close through the torso, but it does extend at the collar and rear hem in order to offer more protection. It’s finished with reflective details and storage options including three standard rear pockets and a zippered pocket on the side.
AV follows this truly core ethos, while its starting line is, well, extreme. It’s still a layer-friendly, race-fit jacket, but it receives a sizeable thermal head start in the form of a Polartec Alpha 60 mid-layer instead of the lighter AV 300 models brushed fleece lining. This AV insulating layer is sandwiched between a weather-resistant membrane and a winter mesh lining, so the AV Jacket’s temperature range reaches lower than any other model in their wardrobe.
The Giordana Alpha 60 insulation is the biggest difference between this Extreme model and AV 300 models, but the rest of the model’s protective measures see similar tweaks in order to boost its overall deep-winter utility. Instead of the AV 300’s DVstretch membrane, while this AV shown here features a DValpine membrane. Like with much of its top summer-weight kit, they looked externally for material solutions to the typical cycling issues we all encounter. This search led it to eVent, a relatively young company that, since 1999, has been carving out space for itself in the breathable membrane market on the strength of its Direct Venting technology.
By maintaining a constant state of breathability, DValpine ensures that you don’t pay for those periods of increased effort with the gradual accumulation of a clammy chill as the ride goes on. Instead, it keeps you in what eVent identifies as the “dry zone,” a happy stasis of temperature and humidity to maintain comfort during intense bouts of endurance training.
In addition to virtually instant breathability, the AV DValpine membrane is literally waterproof and windproof. Compared to the DVstretch membrane in the AV 300, DValpine is more waterproof, just as windproof, and tests at a breathability rate of 20,000g/m² instead of DVstretch’s perfectly serviceable 18,000g/m². That means the AV’s built to keep you drier and warmer in worse conditions. There is a slight trade-off in stretch (DVstretch didn’t get its descriptive name for nothing), but that’s where their genius for fit comes into play.
Giordana provided a host of typical lavish finish details, including an inner layer of soft mesh that sits gently against base layers or skin and feeds surface moisture into the outer layers. On the outside, they incorporated the Pixel reflective ducktail that serves to protect against rooster tails while adding a healthy swathe of eye-catching reflectivity for increased visibility in low-light conditions. The standard complement of three rear pockets is supplemented with a zippered, waterproof security pocket, itself fast becoming an expected addition to high-end kit.
DWR treatment across the jacket’s entire surface
An insulated, weatherproof cycling jacket for winter’s worst
Windproof, breathable eVent DValpine membrane
Three rear pockets and one zippered security pocket
FR-C is your latest generation of clothing that’s been radically expanded with a host of additional models spanning the AV and Sosta lines. Fortunately for those of us who have become accustomed to the peerless fit and function of the FormaRed-Carbon (FR-C) line, the Sette Jacket remains one of their highlights. And since it enjoys top billing in a brand as elevated as them, this top is one of the most effective jackets in the industry as a whole.
The Sette’s main body and sleeve panels are made from DVstretch, a windproof membrane that features eVent’s Direct Venting (DV) technology. Whereas traditional polyurethane membranes don’t start breathing well until they’re already damp, eVent’s Direct Venting membranes start expelling water moisture as soon as it’s present rather than waiting for it to accumulate, helping to keep you dry even during work/rest cycles. That means Direct Vent can be the difference between riding home in comfort or wallowing in a clammy chill after exertions like hill repeats or intervals leaving you perspiring.
Their eVent membrane of choice is the DVstretch flavor, which combines that all-conditions breathability with windproofness and a DWR finish. The model won’t stand up to a full-on deluge, but water from light to moderate precipitation and road spray beads up and rolls off before it can penetrate and chill. Though keeps you dry from inside-out, and staying dry in winter cycling is key to maintaining a warm core.
As mentioned they shine in the form of their FormaRed-Carbon (FR-C) construction ethos. First and foremost, FR-C involves a race-ready cut. That means you’re not hanging up your painted-on race kit for a dumpy, tent-shaped canopy just because it’s chilly—no sacrificing fit for cold-weather function. Instead, the model fits like a race jacket, which is what we expect from the FR-C line. It’s not quite as form-fitting as an FR-C jersey because it’s built to accommodate a base layer when needed, but it still maintains a low profile to avoid bunching, flapping, and slop while you’re draped over the bars.The membrane is mated to a durable face fabric and a lightly brushed, low-loft inner face, which presents a forgiving layer to your skin or base layer. The jacket itself is finished with a host ofdetails, including SuperRoubaix thermal side panels in order to boost breathability without comprising elemental protection.
The FR-C cuffs and the inside of the collar are also SuperRoubaix, and the latter is shaped to protect in the saddle. The CamLock zipper is bookended by zipper garages, and the standard complement of three rear pockets is further supplemented with a fourth, zippered pocket. Light elastic and rear silicone grip keep the aggressively tailored FR-C hem in place, and reflective elements help keep you visible on the cold, overcast days when the jacket’s windproof water-resistance is a necessity rather than a luxury.
Breathable FR membrane blocks the chill of winter wind
DWR treatment on face fabric helps water bead and roll off
NS is your answer to shoulder-season clothing conundrums. On those will it/won’t it days when the chance of rain is in the 40-70% range, the NS Storm is an eminently packable barrier against the rain that is happy riding unused in a pocket for a few hours if the weatherman got it wrong. NS employs taped seams and a zipper overflap, which boost its foul-weather pedigree to the point of being literally waterproof. We wouldn’t recommend riding into a lake to test that NS claim, but you’d pretty much have to in order to get wet through this thing.
The NS overflap secures with magnets at the top and bottom, a design feature that aims to take the “flap” out of “overflap,” and the extended collar is lined so your throat isn’t exposed to the same unforgiving treatment that the cycling jacket gives both rain and road spray. When the clouds break, the NS packs down into its own pocket, making a ball about the size of a fist, so just-in-case rain protection doesn’t cost you an entire jersey pocket.
Waterproof that packs down for stowing
Fully taped seams boost the it’s anti-rain pedigree
Zipper overflap secures with magnets at top and bottom
Collar is finished with a soft lining for throat comfort
Packs into itself to stuff easily into a jersey pocket
RS comes from a region that has to be tolerant of cold weather, and recommends this cold-weather RS kit for suitably cold temperatures. As they recommend the RS for “when the weather is hovering around freezing,” while other tests also agree.
The RS title alludes to the key behind its cold-weather protection, 180 is a reference to the Firewall 180 material, which incorporates a wind-resistant laminate, a DWR-treated face fabric, and a brushed, thermal inner. The resulting membrane sandwich establishes a firewall against the elements by trapping body heat and protecting that trapped body heat from the wind-chill and precipitation that define winter cycling. As noted above, we feel that this combination is suitable for use in conditions into the 30s, but that range can be extended to below freezing with strategic layering.
Since the jacket is cut according to their Racing Series (RS) fit, it’s not quite as layer-friendly as the brands more relaxed models. While this race fit is cut more for an all-around athletic build. Firewall’s accommodating stretch helps here, too, allowing a bit more flexibility for additional insulation. We believe the ability to layer makes this mid-weight RS the most versatile option.
The jacket is finished with a brushed collar lining to warm and protect your throat, and the two rear pockets zip closed to provide security and weather protection to your cargo. The setup is also finished with reflective details to help keep you visible in the kind of low-light conditions that often accompany inclement weather or early morning departures in winter. These also tend to be the times when the jacket’s protective qualities are most appreciated.
For use in temperatures approaching freezing
Wind- and water-resistance for inclement conditions
Brushed thermal material breathes and insulates
Pro Fit silhouette reduces excess material and sits close
Two zippered rear pockets secure and protect ride essentials
This Canari Razor Convertible Jacket is perfect when you can’t decide what to wear on a chilly day, as all you need. With zip off Razor sleeves, this bike setup has the ability adapts to a convertible vest and presto , as the Razor sleeves easily stow away in your rear pocket.
They allow for you to keep on bike riding into the sunset, as this Convertible comfort is at a Razor premium. Thankfully though when riding during the fall season and those chilly mornings turn into afternoon sun, just remove the Razor’s sleeves, stow them in the back pocket.
The jacket’s super handy two-way front zipper makes it easier to throw the Razor on and take off. While the Razor is also thankfully made with durable Razor WindShear fabric, so that you will be safely tucked away from the tougher elements like wind and water.
Canari made it so now you don’t have any excuses, it’s time to get out on your bike more, regardless what cycling season it is, or how cold the weather might feel…
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Canari fleece lined inner collar
WindShear wind and water resistant fabric
While on your bike you get zip off sleeves, now the jacket’s a vest that’s much more breathable
Castelli and W.L. Gore and Associates have developed a new Jacket technology. As it now brings unprecedented levels of durable rain protection into what they term, the lightest and most compact Gore-Tex setup ever. The Castelli Idro can fold down to fill just half a pocket.
The Idro will be a hit, as it’s pretty comman to get caught in an unexpected downpour…totally unprepared. While the Idro may make the decision to bring a rainfly easier, thus provided you can afford it. Check out what makes it so pricy…
The Castelli Jacket uses Gore-Tex Active technology with a new permanent beading surface is an innovative fabric construction that eliminates the textile on the outer face of the fabric, resulting in a 2 layer fabric that is lighter weight and doesn’t absorb moisture on the outer face. Water rolls off, you stay drier, and it all packs away in sizes that were impossible to date until now.
Their take on this new technology is of course made for the cyclist seeking maximum performance. The anatomic Castelli fit which is optimized for a performance riding position will prevent the garment from billowing and slowing you down.
With the improved protection the Idro is able to share a jersey pocket with a phone, spare tube, and energy bar. While all of it’s YKK zippers are waterproof, and there’s a back zipper to access the jersey pockets. The wrist cuffs and torso are flush and elastic to help keep water from seeping under while moving. The Idro release date is now, and weighs in at 123 grams, priced at $350.
Northwave is showing off their new X-Frame enclosure system for the Extreme RR road shoes, while the new Outcross MTB lineup gets an outer-sole created in collaboration with Michelin, along with an interesting Outcross Knit lace up version. As the hustle and bustle of Eurobike always brings forward some interesting prequels to get the bike industry excited.
Additionally, the Rainskin jacket brings aero and waterproofing together using 4-way stretch fabric and… coffee?
Fresh from the cobblestone is the Northwave Extreme RR get the new X-Frame enclosure system that uses a single SLW2 dial to secure a dyneema cable, which offers improved strength to weight ratio compared to steel. The systematically placed cable loops are said to reduce pressure points on top of the foot by pulling the top flap evenly across. The unidirectional carbon sole has a stiffness index of 15, and weight for the Extreme is set at 220g. Pricing is set at 370€
The Northwave Outcross mountain series features a sole designed with help from Michelin. While all three options come equipped with the Explorer out-sole that features a stiff mid-sole platform for efficient peddling, and specifically placed flex zone for comfortable hiking. With Michelin’s OC compound, it’s said to get traction on all terrain. Both the Outcross Plus (top) and Outcross (left) get a 3D mesh build, paired with an abrasion resistant layer and strategically placed impact absorbing material. The SLW2 ratchet system sets the Plus apart from the Outcross which gets three Velcro straps. Additionally, the Plus will be available in a women’s specific version. The Plus weighs in at 440 g and priced at 130€, while the Outcross weighs 440 g and is priced at 100€.
The Outcross Knit (right) claims to be the first ever knit shoe in the cycling industry. The tied laces can be kept tucked under an elastic strap, and impact-absorbing layers give all around protection. The Knit weights in at 435 g and pricing at 90€.
The Northwave Rainskin Jacket prides itself on being both “aero”, and waterproof at the same time. The construction gets a 10,000 mm waterproof layer, and four-way stretch fabric which allows for easy movement and protection from the elements. Thanks to the stretch, the jacket is able to fit snugly around people of different builds, claiming to keep the aero advantage. For added protection it gets P4Dry and S.Café technology on the inner layer, which is said to help wick sweat, reduce odor, and maintain internal condensation. Lastly, by using their insulating tape on the seams, a wall is built to keep water from penetrating. It comes in one dark grey color option, and is priced at 130€ with seam tape, 100€ without.
If you’ve been high on the scene, you’ve probably seen Margus Riga’s work, as the well known Canadian MTB photographer’s work is now prominently displayed on Sombrio’s new Forest Collection which includes the men’s Renegade jersey ($55), the women’s Vista 3/4 jersey ($70), and accessories including gloves and hats. The Artist Collaboration pieces use a sublimated print of an actual Riga photo with Cool Wik and Chill Mesh (Vista jersey) fabric.
Or be a Sombrio Badass…
Guys will be able to pair the Renegade jersey with either the new Sombrio Highline (top) or Badass (just above) shorts. Stepping in as their lightest men’s option, the 4-way stretch Highline is designed to be just as durable as their other options but with a more airy feel. Details include laser cut ventilation, a rear stow and two front pockets, and a premium adjustable waist with laser cut rubber tabs and a reinforced velcro two snap closure for $110. The $100 Badass borrows a number of features from the favorite Pinner and offers a 4 way stretch fabric with a DWR coating, seamless crotch panels, and a velcro waist adjuster. The Badass 15″ inseam and standard fit offers better integration with kneepad fit while the Highline goes with a 13.5″ inseam and slim fit.
Sombrio’s Vapor jacket steps in to keep the rain off your shoulders with a 10,000mm waterproof 4 way stretch fabric with a DWR finish and fully taped seams, because when you get as much bad torrential rain as the Pacific Northwest, good wet weather gear is essential. Built with a non-removable helmet compatible hood, the jacket offers 3 zippered pockets and an open back yoke for ventilation at $198. With matching Highline and Badass colors as well.
Not to be left out, the women’s collection includes a number of new pieces including their own Epik Collection with the $55 Rise N’ Climb tank and $110 Summit Shorts (their women’s version of the Highline). The ladies also get a new Sombrio Squall jacket with a lightweight, packable design .
Wind garments are an often overlooked when it comes to developing new Pro tech. But Rapha get’s it, as there’s quite a few nicely designed models to battle the harshest elements, and some really great packable Pro vests that offer a bit of protection for early morning starts. Rapha wanted to be dialed for longer rides in cool weather or even more for those really long rides in the mountains where the temperatures can drop quickly and where long descents can suck all of the warmth out of you a nice packable wind jacket is key.
Developed based on the demands of Rapha’s Pro sponsorship with Team Sky the new Pro Team Lightweight Wind Jacket should close that gap between vest and proper jacket in something that can easily stuff in a jersey pocket, but vent well enough to still wear on those cooler climbs.
The Pro setup combines a front that completely blocks out the wind with a breathable mesh back. That makes it’s less a true Team player for when the big storms roll in and you’ll need to stay dry, but it will most definitely take the bite out of the gusty cool riding weather, at elevation, and on long downhills. At just 136g the Pro packs down small, and shouldn’t take up even a full pocket in most jerseys.
An ultra-light windproof Pro polyester makes up the front of the body, and covers both the tops of the shoulders and all of the arms. From mid-shoulder blade down to the Pro hem, the back is made of an open polyester mesh with a bit of stretch that is breathable and wicks any sweat up and away from your Rapha jersey underneath. That stretch gives the Pro a snug fit, and with an elastic hem with a gentle gripper on the hem, it shouldn’t flap in the breeze.
The $175/140€/£120 Pro only comes in black, but does get reflective Team accents on the armband, sleeves, collar, and the backside as well.
This stretchy, lightweight Men’s soft shell breathes just enough to avoid overheating on cool-to-cold-weather runs or bike rides. Patagonia details: DWR (durable water repellent) finish, three secure zipper pockets, Hook-and-loop adjustment at cuffs.
Over hardpack trails and serrated ridgelines, springtime’s ever changing moods can’t keep you from grinning. The new Dirt Craft setup deflects those fussy, seasonal squalls while remaining light, tough, stretchy and breathable. The jacket’s 95% nylon/5% spandex ripstop soft shell fabric also provides wind resistance and sheds light moisture with its DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Zippers close the two hand pockets and the concealed chest pocket, while Hook-and-loop tabs adjust the cuffs. With a single-pull hem and a drop tail for added coverage when cycling.
For cold-weather trail running or layering in Nordic sports, the Thermal Speedwork provides breathable warmth and comfortable protection. Jacket details: zippered sleeve pocket and bonded hand pockets, overlapping thumb holes at cuffs.
On heart-thumping aerobic endeavors in colder climes, the new Thermal Speedwork traps your heat and lets you breathe. As the jackets warm and stretchy 6.9-oz 85% polyester/15% spandex fabric has a smooth, durable face with a plush, wicking, brushed interior. The neck has a soft knit lining for next-to-skin comfort, and the bonded-on zippered pockets (two hand, one left sleeve) keep valuables secure. Thumb holes in the cuffs nudge the warmth meter when the mercury drops. With reflective logos on left chest and center back and Polygiene permanent odor control.
For cold-weather trail running or layering in Nordic sports, the Thermal Speedwork provides breathable warmth and comfortable protection. Zip-neck details include a zippered chest pocket, overlapping thumb holes at cuffs.. and more below .↓
Between the quad-burning mountain passes, the lung-busting Nordic intervals and those blissful recovery runs, anytime you burn hot in the cold the Thermal Speedwork keeps you covered. Its warm and stretchy 6.9-oz 85% polyester/15% spandex fabric has a smooth, durable face with a brushed interior to deliver a plush feel and superb wicking, whether worn next to skin or over a baselayer. The neck zipper and collar allow on-the-fly temperature regulation, while thumb holes in the cuffs nudge the warmth meter when the mercury drops. With zippered chest pocket and Polygiene permanent odor control.
When you don’t quite need a jacket, the new Houdini provides lightweight weather-resistance in a minimalist package, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Patagonia Houdini details: zippered chest pocket converts to stuffsack, single-pull hem adjustment.
If Patagonia designers took anything more away, only the zipper would remain. As new Vest provides lightweight weather-resistant protection where it matters most: your core.
The wind-blocking nylon ripstop fabric has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, the single, left chest, pocket converts to a stuffsack with reinforced carabiner clip-in loop, and hem adjusts with a single pull. For road rides and runs, the Houdini features reflective logos on left chest and center-back neck provide a blip of critical visibility.
If you’d rather get outside, grab a base layer and zip the De Marchi’s Corsa WP on over it for three-layer protection from the worst winter conditions. Biting wind and frigid temperatures can mean an afternoon spent in the basement, staring at the TV while you spin for hours on the Corsa trainer. But they don’t have to..
They employ a sandwich construction to bond a Corsa windproof outer layer to a soft mid-layer, both of which protect an insulating fleece lining for a trio of anti-weather layers that don’t feel bulky. The fabric’s elastane content keeps the Corsa from inhibiting your movement as you ride while the storm flap zipper keeps out cold air. All the while the Corsa rounds things out with three rear pockets to provide easy access to ride essentials.
The WP designates this as one of their warmest jackets, constructed to perform its best in temperatures ranging from 23 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and the form-fitting cut leaving just enough space for a base layer as conditions require.
Frequently, gear that promises to bridge the gap between technical and casual ends up compromising, so it doesn’t work particularly well, look all that great, or both. Maloja’s managed to hit the sweet spot with the ClauM. Jacket, a techy and casual piece that’s half fleece, half lightweight puffy, and totally excellent.
A semi-autolocking zipper stays in place wherever you leave it on the ClauM., so you can increase or decrease ventilation, and thumb loops at the cuffs keep your sleeves in place when you’re moving. The hood and collar both adjust easily with the pull of a drawcord, and two zippered front pockets keep snacks and other small gear within easy reach whether you’re adventuring on foot or on your bike. All the material is also Bluesign approved, meaning it’s produced safely and sustainable with an eye on supreme functionality.
Around the torso, the ClauM. employs Superfine nylon, a smooth, tightly woven fabric that’s light, packable, and treated with a water-resistant finish. It’s packed with PrimaLoft Silver 60 synthetic insulation, which will keep you warm — even if it gets soggy — and packs down for easy transport. The sleeves, hem, hood, and lining are made from Technostretch fleece, an extremely soft and flexible fabric that feels great against skin and allows for virtually unrestricted mobility and breathability, making the ClauM. an excellent choice for aerobic activities like hiking, cycling, and climbing.
In redesigning the Espresso Men’s cycling garment, the Italian designers paid attention to even the smallest details to create the ideal blend of performance, fit and style. Using Windstopper X-Fast fabric with DWR water-repellent finish, the Castelli Jacket keeps you protected from wind and water while allowing for excellent breathability. The soft mesh lining on the Espresso provides insulation, and venting is enhanced by two vertical zippers down the front while two more zippers extending up along the Espresso wrists.
Castelli’s anatomic form-fit is cut for a cycling position, with floating shoulder construction for flexibility. While the flip-up Thermoflex collar offers extra cold weather protection. Other details include a handy phone pocket plus cable port on chest, with 3 rear pockets, full-length zipper, and reflective tabs to keep you visible in the Castelli setup.
The Espresso may set a record for zippers in a single cycling jacket. It has the requisite full-length front zipper, two zippered chest vents for when the going gets hot, and zippered wrists so you can pull the jacket on easily over gloves but then zip them down for a tight seal. The flip-up thermal collar provides variable coverage for your neck, depending on conditions, and an elastic gripper band keeps the extended rear hem down where you want it.
I have to say this years colors are the best yet, if your comparing to last season’s Espresso Due model.. Also please note this Espresso setup is discounted drastically, so get them while it lasts. Enjoy the ride in high Espresso style!
Bringing the conception The Giro Softshell is made for cold riding in winter conditions. This jacket is made from fine technical fabrics that block wind and water while still maintaining breathability. No one likes a noisy jacket. The Jacket is guaranteed quiet and comfortable. Giro brings innovation under the hood with their custom Stowback™ pocketing as well as hidden vents on the raglan sleeve and an offset zipper for riding comfort. The dark shadow heather grey color and street inspired styling make this a perfect piece for on or off the bike. True sophistication in a Giro high performance piece.
Specifications For the Giro Men’s Jacket are shown below..
Fabric & Construction for the Jacket is 304 g/m2 Polyester. With plenty of Versatility, and Offset Front Zipper, Hidden Vent Zips at Raglan Seams, Rear Stowback™ Gear Pocket, Made in China Fit Notes for for the Jacket are S -XXL.
The Frisco was inspired, designed and built from the heart of San Francisco, which is where the term “Frisco” came from. Thus allowing for the Frisco to keep you warm, dry and ready to roll in style. The Frisco Coat is a nod to military ingenuity that uses a dense, woven waterproof fabric originally built to keep fighter pilots alive in case of emergency landings at sea.
If the tech can manage that, then this coat should be able to handle just about anything you can throw at it, and dream up on your bike.
To pull all that off, Giro designers have equipped it with quite the list of technology in material science shown below. Enjoy the garment that was designed for both Men, and the Ladies alike!
FABRIC & FRISCO CONSTRUCTION
Shell: 100% DWR H2O Protectant Italian Dense Weave Cotton Liner: 100% Polyester Mesh 76 g/m 2, Adjustable Reflective Hood, Reflective Cape Vent Flap, 2 Entry Hand Pockets, Full Metal Zipper, Snap Closure Adjustable Cuff
Warm it up with one of these kick-ass 100% Syndicate sweatshirts for those chilly days at the track or for a night out on the town.
The Syndicate is ideal for warming yourself up in the car after a long, chilly day out on the singletrack. Or for as stylish as this hoodie truly is, you can simply throw it on anytime for a comfortable classic hoodie experience complete with extra rad embroidered graphics.
Also please note that the men’s full-zip garment is not only available in Black shown above, but both Syndicate Red with the modern fit, along with Syndicate Grey as well, that features the same modern fit, oozing with downtown style.. Enjoy the Syndicate’s fleecy warmth!
Arc’teryx does a fabulous job by blurring the lines between whats technical outdoor performance and casual everyday wear. As this men’s Arc’teryx setup is the perfect example of how they have not only combined high-tech fabric and features, but with the understated streetwear styling to create a piece that fits in to city life. While don’t be afraid as well because this A2b Commuter garment isn’t afraid to get out there and explore off the beaten path.
Arc’teryx employed softshell fabric on this bike garment to allow for it to be stretchy for added comfort and freedom of movement. While most importantly it will repel moisture in case you get caught in a drizzle or the upcoming season of snow flurries.. which is where the A2b truly shines and will come to the rescue.
Lastly the A2b has a trim cut to provide that slimmer silhouette styling to also look good at the bar or downtown office. While to make it cycling worthy the A2b Commuter also has generous articulation to ensure unrestricted mobility when you’re out on the local singletrack ripping it up on your newest mountain bike of preference.
Softshell A2b fabric
Two zippered hand pockets, one zippered back pocket
Stow-away reflective surfaces under jacket collar and cuffs
The great performing Mavic Equipe Jacket is not only great for keeping you warmer during the off season training months, but will fully keep you protected from the wrath of good ol’ Mother Nature so that you can crank out a ton of miles outdoors, without worries of being miserably cold. The creatives from Mavic also applied highly breathable and durable fabric that has ample ventilation to make it easy to find your temperature sweet spot with using base layering or going without.
The Equipe sports Ergonomic Sleeve Cuffs do a great job with protection when it’s extra cold to seal out rain and wind.
Venting design that are strategically placed to maximize efficiently for cooling off and to allow excess moisture to escape so that the body can regulate an ideal core temperature.
Athletic style fit for aerodynamics and ultimate all-day comfort.
Main zipper design is asymmetrical to the right of the neck to eliminate irritation, it also feels very natural when fully zipped up.
Reflective details to make it easier to be seen during evening and night rides.
Three back pockets on the Equipe to keep the cycling essentials organized and on you at all times.
Integrated chest pocket that uses a zipper for simple access to quickly get to if needed.
The color available for the new Mavic Equipe Jacket is Blue with sizing from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the for sale price is listed when the Equipe article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current Equipe price listing, is to check out the purchase info link below.”
Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – pricing, was $169.00, slashed now to $112.00 for the winter jacket model, and available w/ free shipping at Backcountry..
The Italian clothing designers understand that if you simply love to ride bikes, then you understand the numerous commitments that are involved, such as being prepared for Mother Nature as one example, thus bringing their Men’s Castelli Zoncolan Jacket into the picture which provides a tangible advantage over whatever the wrath set to unfold is while you happen to be riding your bike. To make for certain the Zoncolon jacket was up to the brutal task at hand of winter riding apparel, they made it comfortable down to 32 degrees, water-resistant, and fully windproof. Leaving no room for excuses anymore to get your wintertime base miles logged in.
For Castelli to get the Zoncolon Jacket model to be fully windproof they allocated their legendary Wind stopper X-Fast 2 material for the daunting task at hand to stop bitter cold wind. Though the jacket’s wind proofing qualities might be first item on the list, the Zoncolon equally achieves breath ability along with water-resistance — giving you dependable toasty warmth in bitter conditions without having to come back home a sweaty mess still chilled to the bone. They have also taken the men’s stylish jacket one step further with a higher collar that uses fleece-lined Thermo-flex to keep the bitter cold wind from biting at the neck. They have also allocated 3 back pockets for transporting anything you need to ride with.
There are several creative men’s colors available for the Zoncolan Jacket, in the options of either Cyan with black, or regular Black, along with White with red/black. The sizing will range from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the sale price is listed when this men’s Zoncolan article was originally written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is discounted even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below.”
Keep yourself nice and toasty warm in great cycling style….Enjoy! – the Zoncolon pricing, was originally listed $229.00 msrp, but has been slashed now to $139.00, for this cold weather wintertime version, and it’s also available with free online shipping as well while the supplies at the Back-country warehouse last!
When it’s been raining for several days and locked in for who knows how many more, there’s a high probability that you’re going to have to commit to a rainy ride, be glad you don’t have to mess around with your thin windbreaker, and will be able to enjoy the burly protection of the new Men’s Mavic Stratos H2O Jacket. It’s completely waterproof because they have employed Cocona Xcelerator material which uses a naturally born waterproofing treatment to also enhance the moisture wicking capabilities as well to keep you comfortable on the climbs when things warm up under the hood.
Ergo wrist cuffs to follow the wrists natural shape to close up tight enough on the jacket to eliminate the cold wind, and frigid rain and snow as well.
Mavic also incorporated a zippered armpit venting along with a waterproof front zipper that is full-length to allow a quick and dirty means of getting cool quicker without having to take it off.
Outer-Stratos-H2O-jacket-Layer uses a Protective Scuff guard that’s bonded to increase resistance against abrasions from tree branches and the like on overgrown trails.
Main Front Zipper is placed off-center to keep the hardware away from the chin.
The Stratos H2o jacket is Fully Welded up in the construction department to minimize bulk and overall weight, while a complete set of taped up seams along with waterproof zippers keep all the torrential rains outside.
Natural odor fighting design by placing Active carbon within the fabric.
They designed several colors for the new Stratos H2O Jacket in Autobahn Grey, or Black with sizing available from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the for sale price has been listed when this Stratos H2o Jacket article was originally drafted up, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price has been reduced even more than what I have listed it here for. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below. Good luck, and happy trails!”
“Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – for the pricing, this item was 399.00, but is slashed now while supplies last, down to $179.00, this great set of rain wear is also available with free online shipping ”
We all know all to well how the weather can flip on a dime, thanks to Castelli you can now be well prepared by utilizing the Men’s Gabba Convertible Jacket, to put those days of uncertain weather predictions behind you. Well stocked with the latest cycling apparel technology from the Italian designers, the model line is focused and paramount for protecting you from nasty, shitty, cold weather. Developed for cold spring racing the model line provides fabrics that are breathable and reassured protection from rain and wind. If the sun busts out causing the temperature to suddenly rise, designers equipped it to be Convertible by having removable sleeves to keep riding and not be overheating.
To develop the new Gabba model, they partnered with W.L. Gore to engineer a new Windstopper X-Lite Plus material specifically for this project. The result of the newest material made it so they could construct it being windproof, stretchy, rainproof, and breathable all integrated into true Italian design. To add a bit more weather protection, designers also employed a rear Storm-flap to isolate wheel spray from getting in, along with 3 pockets on back that have eyelets to drain water. Castelli has also integrated Nanoflex inserts that are located under the forearms to control the temperature regulation better.
The color available for the new Castelli Gabba Convertible Jacket is Black shown in the photo above with sizing from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the sale price is listed when this Gabba article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is discounted even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below.”
“Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – pricing, was $.00, slashed now to $119.00 for winter model available with free shipping ”
When waiting and waiting around to see what the weather is going to do, starts to get old, set yourself up so you can toss on the Men’s Endura Venturi II Jacket and get on your bike whenever it’s convenient for you, and not what’s convenient for mother nature. So that the chance of rain never stops you from getting out on your bike again. They decked it out with 12K-rated waterproofing material, seams that are fully taped, along with a full-length zipper that is waterproof as well to put the elements behind you as your bee-lining it down the road. They also made for certain to give it high breath-ability, because after all cycling inherently is an aerobic sport. So Endura integrated armpit vents for you to get rid of the heat you might produce while climbing. The great performing Venturi also has a convenient pocket for media with a port for the cord, and an integrated glass wipe in the front pocket to safely wipe water off the lenses, along with nicely laid out safety reflective elements throughout all the sides of the Venturi model so that auto drivers will take notice their is a cyclist near them when evenings are darker, or cloudy winter days.
The two colors available for the new Endura Venturi II Jacket are either Red or Black displayed above, along with sizing from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the sale price is listed when this Venturi article was written originally, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below.”
“Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – 2013 pricing, was $.00, slashed now to $264.00 for the Endura winter jacket model available with free shipping ”
The De Marchi Contour Insulator Jacket utilizes a heavy weight Thermo-lite Roubaix material. Which gives it awesome range of movement because of the natural inherent flexibility in the high end Italian fabrics they use combined with the it’s signature fit that is anatomical for cycling. On top of the unique ergonomic qualities of the men’s cycling model, are longer wrist cuffs that are anatomical as well to provide full coverage over your wrists when your stretched out over a bike handlebar.
The key advantages for the Thermo-lite Roubaix material integrated on the cycling model are self explanatory, as the internal core for it is made up of hollow thermo-lite fiber to make the fleece-backed material toasty and warm and enhancing its thermal capacity, all adding up to make the weight of the fabric super light. They have also employed a Teflon-application on the fabric to shield you better from front and back tire spray along with mud stains.
De Marchi also integrated 3 larger sized pockets on the back pockets to carry plenty of wintertime training snacks with all the extra gear accessories you might want for staying comfortable. It also has safety reflective details located front and back to make you more visible to autos if you decide to ride after the sun goes down.
The color available for the new De Marchi Contour Insulator is Black with sizing from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the for sale price is listed when this Contour article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below.”
Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – pricing, was $149.00, slashed now to $89.00 for the winter version that’s available w/ free shipping at Backcountry
Gore Bike Wear built their Fusion 2.0 GT AS Jacket out of their own personal stash of Gore-Tex Active Shell and Stretch ingredients to make it still breathable while it uses Goretex for water proofing. Their Stretch models of materials allow you freedom of movement along with shelter from the toughest downpours you’ll encounter. They also opted to keep the design of it simple, thus giving it svelte weight of 265 grams for the size Large. So here’s a quick list for what the jacket’s all about, waterproof, light and packable, breathable. All to make the the men’s cycling jacket the perfect compliment for wet-weather riding and high-energy output. They have also integrated a nice stow-away hood in the collar to provide weather protection on the bike.
As stated above, the designers opted for the a minimal approach with the jacket design, so they only applied a single zipper pocket, that’s located on your chest. If you’re like many who ride their bike with a hydration pack, this shouldn’t be a problem.
The two colors available for the new Gore Fusion 2.0 GT AS Jacket models are shown above in Black, along with Varsity Green, and Red w/ black details that are shown at the purchase info link below. The model also comes with sizing from Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, and XX-Large. “Please note that the for sale price has been originally listed when this Fusion Jacket article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below. Good luck and stay warmer on your bike this winter!”
“Keep yourself warm and comfortable while in sweet style….Enjoy! – the online Fusion 2.0 GT pricing, was set at $259.00 usd, but is now slashed down to $181.00 while the supplies last, it is also available with free shipping as well.”
Take yourself out in the elements in style by slipping on the Gore Bike Wear Fusion Cosmo SO Jacket so that when inevitably the skies become grey and are darkening wearily outside, faster than you can get all your winter riding gear on. Their new Fusion Cosmo SO Jacket is thankfully highly decked out with a combination of Wind-Stopper soft-shell for the outer layers, along with a cozy fleece lining for the inner workings to forcefully gang up on mother nature to eliminate getting chilled to the bone. The intelligent features work nicely to keep you comfy and safe while others opt to hide indoors on their trainers going stir crazy for hours and hours on end.
Gore complimented this intuitive jacket with full arm coverage along with thumb holes to wear cycling gloves over.
Cozy warm fleece lining for body heat as well as wicking moisture away from your body.
Articulated cycling specific shape gives full coverage stretched out on the bike.
Soft-shell has integrated Wind-Stopper to block both rain and gusty winds in stormy weather.
Reflective treatments to stay safer at night while bike riding out near dangerous moving cars.
The color available for the new Men’s Gore Fusion Cosmo SO Jacket model that is shown above, along with sizing from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the for sale price is listed when this Fusion Cosmo article was originally written up, but take note that it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link below.”
“Keep yourself warm in style….Enjoy! – the pricing for the Fusion jacket, was originally listed at $229.00, but is slashed now down to $144.00 thankfully just in time for the winter season, and available with free shipping as well. Enjoy and thanks for supporting this Site!”
If your like some you get it about what the reward is to endure rain and bad weather out on the local trail network. And The North Face Bracket Jacket makes it quite easy, because you stay dry which enables you to reap the fruit of deliciously tacky single track while rain looms over your head similar to a huge bubble of mist.
Protective North Face hood is adjustable as well as being removable, it also easily fits over your bike helmet.
Zipper style vents for the core, along with mesh-panels inside your hand pockets for venting, additional stretch-mesh back and elbow vents to get rid of additional heat as well.
This Bracket has key pockets for stashing media, wipe for sunglasses , and energy gels and any other similar items.
Adjustable waist hem provides perfect fit over the baggy bike shorts or even padded armor.
HyVent material is breathable and waterproof, along with taped seams to protect you from all mother nature’s elements could possibly throw at you.
Adjustable wrist cuffs are Hook-and-loop style to give you that necessary customized fit and feel, for shredding on dirt and mud like never before.
There are several colors that are available for The North Face Bracket Jacket, in Aqua Blue color that is shown above, while there are plenty of options that are located and link to Jenson-usa.com below, sizing is also available from Small thru XX-Large. “Please note that the sale price is listed when this Bracket article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance this price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So your best way to see the current price, is to check out this purchase info link below.”
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The creative clothing designers at P.I. give you a perfect option with the Pearl Iumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket, you have access to sleeves that are removable to turn the jacket into a vest and make it the ideal option for those rides where the weather fluctuation is all over the board. When it warms up and the sun has busted out and you need comfort from cooler air flow, simply convert by pulling the sleeves off and easily stow them in the Elite’s own pocket, then enjoy the breeze with your new Pearl Izumi vest on.
Addition draft flap for main zipper keeps wind out with barrier tech to retain extra warmth.
Front full-length zip to aid with air venting and keeping the body temperature regulated.
Aerodynamic cut on the Jacket is semi-fit to prevent annoying wind flapping of the material.
Both water and wind-resistant with specific barrier material, making it super breathable for great ride comfort.
Reflective pieces to stay safer around autos when daylight is dim.
Three different color options include Electric Blue w/ black shown above, and Screaming Yellow w/ black, and finally White w/ shadow grey shown at the purchase link located below.. Enjoy all the high style!
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Designers did a fantastic job developing the Men’s 2XU Sub Zero Jacket that was made specifically for cycling with exclusive fit and fabrics, perfect for riders who need to endure the Sub temps, but want to do it in comfort and style.
To begin with, they constructed the Sub Zero jacket specifically out of 10:10 X-Stretch fabrics. This material is not only very light weight, but very water-resistant and breathable as well. They were able to attain a perfect balanced ratio for allowing sweat vapors to escape while still not allowing water to penetrate in, which is key for highly aerobic activities such as cycling and running.
The amazing 2XU technology of the 10:10 membrane takes the level up a notch, with flexibility features. Thus having a huge amount of stretch ability to nicely complement the bike rider specific cut. They also developed the garment to be utilized in the stretched out position of holding on to the handlebar. They were then able to fine tune and eliminate items like bunching, abrasion, along with unnecessary loss of heat. They also put a fare amount of work into the collar which is a “collar located within another collar” design, to aid with warmth.
To take care of storage concerns, it has three separate pockets on the backside that have a nice angle to them to make them easier to reach while on the bike. The designers also applied one pocket on the Sub Zero jacket’s left chest that has a zipper to keep key items secure. They also incorporated a slick eye wear dock to attach your sunglasses to when the climbs carry on relentlessly.
The two color options for the 2XU Sub Zero Jacket are available in Aqua Blue or Black, both shown above, while the sizing is from Small — XX-Large.
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The French designers technically built the Mavic Espoir Thermo Jacket to be superior because they combined both superb breath ability along with light insulation to allow your body to naturally regulate its own core temperature when your choosing to endure cold-weather riding in the winter and early spring. It’s now time to jacket up or get dropped by all your friends this upcoming summer! Have fun and happy trails ahead..
Cycling ergonomic wrist cuff design to seal out cold-weather and protect from all the key elements such as rain and wind as well.
Cycling specific fit for aerodynamics and overall comfort.
The ever so light Mavic Thermo insulation helps keep the body toasty warm when it’s cold outside.
Safety reflective details to make you visible to autos in the dark.
3 total pockets on the Espoir’s backside to stow all of the key riding essentials.
1 chest pocket has easy access zipper for key items.
The men’s colors for great performing Mavic Espoir Thermo Jacket are nicely arranged available in either Red or Black displayed above, or Blue as well shown at the purchase link below, along with very versatile sizing from Small thru XX-Large.
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De Marchi designed the Contour Plus 3L Softshell Stealth Jacket to be good down to 32 degrees, while being impressively light with intelligent, top-performing blend of fabrics blend that provide an amazing Contour fit, making it a race-day-ready men’s cycling jacket. Similar to the rest of the Contour apparel line models, designers gave it a form-following cut. So that it conforms naturally with the torso and arms when you are stretched out on the handlebars. They also applied a front zip that is full length that also has a built in draft shield inside it, to assure no wind chill gets through the zipper. They were also creative with the zipper by giving it a dock place at the top so you don’t pinch your chin.
De Marchi also gave the winter jacket model a slick combination of waterproof Therma-shield and three-layer wind fabric on the front, along with a Thermo-lite Roubaix for the backside. This warm fleece-backed material is constructed out of hollow Thermo-lite fiber to make it svelte light for race day use while also enhancing the thermal capacity as well for everyday use. Low temperatures will no longer adversely affect your motivation to get outside and train. They have also treated the Shell’s panels with a Teflon application for added protection against wet spray and mud stains.
There are three large sized pockets located on the Demarchi’s backside with one additional that has zipper to keep key items from falling out, if they get overstuffed on the Softshell Jacket.
The colors available for the new Contour Plus are Red or Black displayed above, while the jacket’s sizes run from Small, Medium, Large, xtra-Large and XX-Large.
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