Cycling Vests – perfect for Unpredictable Weather Conditions
Cycling vests are ideal for the time between the seasons when it is too cool for a cycling jersey only and too hot to wear a cycling jacket. The sleeveless cycling vest construction is very popular among cyclists because it does not only protect your torso from getting too cold but at the same time allows your arms to move without being restricted.
At Bobshop you will find cycling vests for three different occasions:
- The wind vest
- The thermal vest
- The safety vest
The wind vest is the classic among cycling vests. It is light, features a windproof membrane in the front area and has a small pack size. You should always have a windproof cycling vest with you on any tour because not only nasty weather can make your body get too cold but you also have to protect your torso from cold headwind on long downhill stretches. Wind vests usually feature breathable material or mesh in the back to enhance the air flow and allow as much moisture transport as possible. Windproof cycling vests usually feature a small pack size so they can be stowed in a jersey pocket.
The thermal vest, apart from being windproof and water resistant, also has an insulating effect. The warming cycling vest is made either from a Softshell material or a padded material equal to the one used in winter jackets, but it does not have sleeves. On dry and cool days it is ideal for cyclists who demand great freedom of movement.
When combined with corresponding underwear and a long sleeve jersey a thermal cycling vest can even replace a light winter jacket.
The safety vest is used in traffic situations and protects cyclists from being overlooked. Being a safety vest it features CE certification and thanks to reflective areas and neon colours it is very well visible from a distance. Even if neon colours and reflective elements are generally found a lot in cycling vests, which undoubtedly serves safety in traffic, special safety cycling vests catch your eye even more quickly.
Of course wind vests, thermal vests and safety vests are available as both women’s cycling vests as well as men’s cycling vests.