Wind jackets for cycling: get now the latest models
Cyclists wear wind jackets in cooler temperatures in summer or in the time between the seasons with unpredictable weather conditions and, of course, on long downhill stages. Those who like to cycle and do so rather often should definitely have a Wind Jacket with them. Due to their usually very small pack size some wind jackets will fit into a jersey pocket.
What do you need a Wind Jacket for?
As the name already suggests a wind jacket is mainly used in cooler weather conditions. But even in summer when your speed rises the felt temperatures can drop quickly! This is then called the “windchill effect“. Especially on hot summer days this effect is often underestimated. Cyclists who ride downhill quickly after long and demanding uphill climbs get cold rather quickly. Wind jackets do not necessarily warm you but they significantly protect you from getting too cold due to cold headwind.
Wind jackets in general are very lightweight and conveniently have a very small pack size. In some wind jackets pockets also serve as stow away pouches. But independent of any stow away pouches wind jackets for road bike or mountainbike are light enough to effortlessly fit into a jersey pocket or backpack.
Enjoy an enormous selection of Cycling Wind Jackets for Women and Men at Bobshop. Wind jackets for women in most cases differ from men’s wind jackets merely in their shape.
Road Bike Wind Jackets versus MTB Wind Jackets
It is not about protection from wind only. When choosing the right wind jacket the right fit is also a factor which should be considered. Road cyclists prefer a tight fit with low drag. Because there is nothing more annoying than a jacket fluttering or rustling in the wind. An elastic material with a close fit yet not restricting your freedom of movement is the perfect choice. Road Bike Wind Jackets in addition are breathable and feature ventilation eyelets or mesh inserts which provide the necessary temperature regulation. In the headwind area they feature a Windblocker membrane or the material is dense enough to turn cold headwind into a pleasantly cool breeze.
MTB Wind Jackets feature a more casual cut to allow the use of body armour underneath. The material is also sturdier so that small branches or little stones will not cause any harm. Especially on fast downhill stages cycling wind jackets with Windstopper membrane are indispensable!
Of course in addition to protecting you from wind a good MTB or road bike wind jacket is also characterised by its breathability and fit and other characteristics and features:
Breathable Cycling Wind Jackets at Bobshop!
- Reflective elements provide visibility in low light conditions
- Ventilation eyelets or mesh inserts make a cycling wind jacket breathable
- Water resistant and dirt repellent DWR coating (durable water repellency)
- Extra long back which keeps off spray and protects your kidney area
- Elastic hem and sleeve hems keep your jacket well in place while you ride
All our cycling wind jackets are generally breathable, windproof or at least wind shielding. In addition, they are slightly water resistant and protect you from spray and occasional rain showers or drizzle. Breathability is a crucial indication of the high quality of windproof and semipermeable membrane fabrics. Cold air must be blocked. Yet, to prevent the body from overheating, body heat must be able to escape. The breathability of fabrics featuring a membrane is not the same as in fabrics without a membrane. To prevent overheating and provide the necessary airflow cycling wind jackets feature breathable mesh material inserts or ventilation eyelets in the back or armpits.
Most of our popular high grade Gore Wind Jackets and Castelli Wind Jackets are equipped with a Gore Windstopper Membrane. Such a Gore Windstopper membrane makes cycling wind jackets highly breathable. Their elasticity is favourable for both the fit and the freedom of movement of wind jackets.
Vaude Wind Jackets feature a Vaude Membrane whenever not so densely woven materials are used. As a brand very much focussed on ecologic sustainability Vaude uses PTFC free membrane fabrics only.