BikeRadar Bargains: cheap waterproof jackets — UK Deals

Summer is coming to an end, bring on the rain!

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.

From the fully featured Endura Pro SL Shell jacket, to the minimal and lightweight 7Mesh Oro with ShakeDry fabric, to the trail-ready Altura Mayhem 2, or the novel Paramo Quito that eschews the usual waterproof membrane, to the women's specific Endura Singletrack jacket, and finally a lighter weight Sportful Fiandre WS LRR jacket for warm and wet conditions, you should find the perfect jacket for your needs.

Endura Pro SL Shell jacket — £165 £99.99

The Endura Pro SL jacket is one of our top performers
The Endura Pro SL jacket is one of our top performers

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!

7Mesh Oro jacket — £220 £162.50

The 7Mesh Oro is minimal and lightweight — you'll barely notice it's there
The 7Mesh Oro is minimal and lightweight — you'll barely notice it's there

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.

Altura Mayhem 2 jacket — £120 £69.99

The budget price belies the top performance of the Altura Mayhem jacket
The budget price belies the top performance of the Altura Mayhem jacket

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.

Paramo Quito jacket — £230 £115

The Quito is a comfortable, quiet and easily repairable option for cycling and other outdoor activities
The Quito is a comfortable, quiet and easily repairable option for cycling and other outdoor activities

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. 

Endura Women's SingleTrack jacket — £114 £45.59

The Endura SingleTrack is a great all-round waterproof
The Endura SingleTrack is a great all-round waterproof

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. 

Sportful Fiandre WS LRR jacket SS — £180 £89.99

The Sportful Fiandre is our very favourite 'jerket'
The Sportful Fiandre is our very favourite 'jerket'

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.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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