BikeRadar Bargains: cheap waterproof jackets — UK Deals
We’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but the days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder and despite the rather lovely summer we’ve had so far, rain will likely become an increasingly common sight as we move into autumn and winter.
But fear not as we’ve pulled together some of the best deals on cycling waterproofs to keep you dry, toasty and warm when the weather turns on you.
The Endura Pro SL Shell jacket is one of our top rated options for road riding. It”s not the lightest option out there, but provides excellent protection and useful features for a day out riding in the rain. We already felt this jacket represented great value for money at retail, so the deal we’ve found here is a bit of a steal!
If you are after the lightest and most packable option available then you might want to consider a 7Mesh Oro for your wet weather rides.
Known for its premium clothing, 7Mesh has produced a minimal jacket that makes use of Gore-Tex Active with ShakeDry technology fabric to reduce bulk, improve breathability and create a proper waterproof that weighs just 93 grams.
If you’re after something a little cheaper and more durable (mountain bikers, we’re looking at you), then why not take a look at the Altura Mayhem 2 jacket.
It may be budget, but it is well designed with a good fit that matches many of it’s higher priced competitors and features to improve comfort and practicality. This could be the perfect workhorse to use and abuse on your daily rides and you can now pick it up at an even better price.
While Paramo is best known for its high-end hiking jackets, the Quito is a multi-activity waterproof designed with an emphasis on cycling. Rather than the membrane-based technology usually found in waterproofs, the jacket uses the brand’s Nikwax Analogy waterproof material. The jacket is incredibly comfortable to wear, even against skin, and is easy to repair should you take a tumble out on the trail. You can pick up Paramo’s overstock on eBay with a healthy discount.
The SingleTrack is a great all-round 2.5 layer mountain bike waterproof with a rollaway hood, a dropped hem and zippered underarm vents. The cut is slim enough to stop fluttering at high speed without being overly restrictive and is now available at an even more competitive price.
We often find a full-on waterproof can be too much in all but the worst rain.
If you run hot then it may be worth looking at a ‘jerket’ style jacket, that will sacrifice some rain protection for improved breathability and overall comfort.
Our very favourite is the Sportful Fiandre, which is lined with Gore Windstopper and does a marvellous job of warding off the very worst weather, keeping you snug even if you run into the occasional rain shower.