Most people will need a jacket for when they ride a bike. A bike specific jacket could be a good option and a great investment to keep you riding in all types of weather.  Let’s consider your options.

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What will be the most likely temperatures and weather conditions you will ride in?  Do you or could you ride in the rain? Do you need a jacket to provide a layer of warmth? For a bike jacket to be used on the bike it needs to be fairly easy for you to take it.  This means most bike jackets are shells or light weight jackets.  They will pack down and be easy to carry.  They are unlikely to have a thermal element or added insulation which is great for most cyclists because we work on our bikes and keep ourselves warm.

A jacket can help you extend your ride and be comfortable when you ride if you get caught out in cooler weather or if the weather changes.  All bike jackets will be designed with a specific function or combination of functions in mind. Let’s have a look at your options and the features of each of the jackets.

LEARN MORE: Understanding more about bike jackets will help you understand what is your best option.

Bike Jacket for Warmth

Best Suited to keeping you warm when you ride. This soft shell jacket can be used as an outer layer or mid layer depending on the temperature and weather conditions.  Great match to fitness or training rides.

Features;

  • Warmth – brushed thermal fabric, slim fit and elasticated cuffs all designed to block & prevent cold airflow
  • Waterproof – no, is water resistant, repelling rain on surface
  • Breathability – moderate activity, a back panel vents excess heat to manage sweat build up
  • Visibility – several reflective strips on back & front, bright blue colour
  • Portability – soft shell jacket so packs down well
  • Fit – slim fit meant to be worn close to the body. Slight drop and elasticated rear hem.  Size range 10 to 16.
thermal bike jacket

goRide Solution – Thermal Bike Jacket

Bike Jacket for Visibility 

Best Suited to riding in traffic, low light or night riding and whenever improved visibility will keep you safe.  Great match to commute or town riding in the rain.

Features:

  • Visibility – excellent visibility & reflective elements
  • Waterproof – excellent waterproof rating of 10,000mm
  • Breathability – low to moderate activity, breathability is 10,000g/m2
  • Warmth – thermal lined inside collar, protection from the wind
  • Portability – lightweight shell so packs down well
  • Fit – straight or regular fit, dropped rear hem.  Women & Men specific sizing.  Good size range

 

Bike Jacket for Multi Use

Best Suited to riders who want an all round jacket that they can used in all weather and for all seasons.  Great match for outdoor activities like biking, walking and tramping.

Features;

  • Waterproof – excellent waterproof rating of 10,000mm
  • Warmth – excellent protection from the wind and rain, ideal for layering
  • Breathability – moderate to heavy exercise, impressive 20,000g/m2
  • Visibility – bright colour choices vibrant blue or pink
  • Portability – packs down but a little bigger than a bike specific jacket
  • Fit – relaxed straight fit ideal for layering underneath, has a hood & built up front chin guard, cord to pull in hem. Great size range XS to 3XL
Bike Jacket Packable

Best Suited to riders who want a very lightweight packable jacket that is extremely easy to carry just in case a jacket is needed.  Great match to most riders, popular with bike path & mountain bikers.

Features;

  • Portability – packs down into a very small pocket size bundle. Very easy to carry
  • Waterproof – no, water resistant, will repel light rain
  • Warmth – good protection from wind and cool air flow
  • Breathability – comes from underarm perforation & flap opening, zipper options
  • Visibility – several reflective strips and bright colour
  • Fit – slim fit, short length, slight drop rear hem, elasticated hem & cuffs.  Size range S to L
thermal bike jacket

goRide Solution – Lightweight Packable Jacket

Bike Jacket for Dependable Performance

Best Suited to riders in environments where waterproof protection is essential. Riding a long way from home and/or remote locations. Great match to multi day, back country or tour riding.

Features;

  • Waterproof – excellent waterproof rating of 10,000mm
  • Breathability – moderate to heavy exercise, impressive 20,000g/m2, under arm zips
  • Warmth – excellent protection from the wind and rain, ideal for layering
  • Portability – packs down well, designed to be taken on tour
  • Visibility – bright colour
  • Fit – straight fit, soft, stretch fabric, elasticated cuffs, drop hem, built up front chin & hood. Size range from Small to XL
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goRide Solution – Waterproof Performance Jacket

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