The best cycling windbreaker jackets

Heading through Autumn and into Winter the weather can change at a moment's notice and catch riders out. A good windbreaking, storable jacket can be an essential addition to any jersey pocket

wind jackets

Autumn can be a shock to unprepared riders trying to hold on to the joys of summer riding. From chilly mornings where the sun is slow to rise, to afternoons that can’t quite hold onto their heat when the evening draws in, it’s all too easy for clothing choices to go awry. This is even more apparent when Winter sets in, and poor clothing choices can ruin your ride.

The good news is that this problem can be easily solved, with a lightweight, stashable windproof jacket. This is a staple item for the cyclist's wardrobe. Something you’ll find yourself reaching for all year round, excluding only the very coldest or hottest months. A windbreaker jacket you can easily stow away should offer more protection than a gilet, be lightweight and (hopefully) breathable enough for when effort levels increase and the body starts to get warm.

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