Top Five Cycling Rain Jackets
For this Season
There is nothing worse than getting drenched out on the bike. As inevitable as headwinds and lactic acid in your legs, rain is part and parcel of riding a bike, especially if you live in the northern hemisphere. One of the most important cycling garments therefore is a good rain jacket. We've taken a closer look at five of the latest cycling rain jackets for the new season.
1. ASSOS Equipe RS Rain Jacket
There will be no chance of missing the ASSOS Equipe RS Rain Jacket and we're not just referring to its lolly red appearance. For those that are looking to pop out on the road this season, ASSOS' top of the range jacket is a good choice. The successor to the ultra popular rS.sturmprinz Jacket, the Equipe RS features a new ergonomic cut and is made from a lightweight and easily packable material.
ASSOS' taped seams and DWR (Durable Water Repellency) treatment reduce the chances of water penetrating the garment, while the unique cuff construction incorporates water-repellent stretch inserts into the design, making pulling the jacket on and off a simple task.
2. Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Jacket
One of the most technically advanced brands when it comes to complete wet weather protection, save weight and keep the rain off with the Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Jacket. Weighing a mere 116 grams, in size large, the jacket is completely water and windproof and offers a comfortable fit. Shakedry took the cycling clothing world by storm (excuse the pun) when it was first released and continues to lay down the benchmark when it comes to protection from the elements.
Face fabric allows you to simply shake the jacket to dry, while the concealed front zip pocket further adds to the jacket's tough credentials. The reflective logo and print helps to improve visibility on the road, while adjustable collar uses Velcro to allow you to dial in the fit and create a barrier against the wind and rain.
3. Endura Pro SL Waterproof Softshell Jacket
For those looking for wet weather protection without the premium when it comes to price the Endura Pro SL Waterproof Softshell Jacket is the ideal choice. The softshell fabric is stretchy and features a brushed inner, and has been chosen for its lightweight and insulating properties. Water is kept out with the help of fully sealed seams. Protection is further enhanced with the addition of an internal storm flap on the full-length front zip. Storing your ride essentials is made easy with the inclusion of three rear pockets, plus a zipped security pocket and a zipped chest pocket.
4. MAAP Apex Winter Jacket
They may hail from one of the hottest places on earth but the guys at MAAP know where it is at when it comes to producing performance focused autumn and winter garments. The best of both worlds, the Apex Winter Jacket is a pro fit piece, that is designed to keep you warm and dry, while carefully regulating your body temperature to avoid overheating. Fully waterproof and windproof, the three layer fabric is made up of a c_change membrane.
5. Mavic Cosmic Ultimate GTX Jacket
One of the lightest, most packable jackets on the market, the Mavic Cosmic Ultimate GTX Jacket should not be underestimated when it comes to performance in wet conditions. Made from Gore Tex, Mavic have done away with an outer layer and plumped for a single layer construction. This features a DWR coating that repels water. The added benefit of this coating, combined with the Gore Tex material is the jacket tips the scales at a mere 95 grams.
Keeping the elements at bay, these five jackets are sure to provide the protection you require, even when riding through the heaviest of downpours. Our range does not stop here though, browse our entire range of cycling rain jackets and find the one that suits your budget and requirements this season.