Funkier WJ-1314 Jacket review

The Funkier WJ-1314 Jacket is a good value jacket with plenty of warmth, but struggles with breathability

winter cycling jackets
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The snappily-named Funkier WJ-1314 Jacket offers plenty of warmth for good value at £79.99. However it lacks breathability and the pockets are awkward to say the least.

For
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    Reasonably priced

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    Warm

Against
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    Not breathable

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    Awkward pockets

If you’re looking for a jacket with a slightly more relaxed cut, then look no further than the Funkier WJ-1314 Jacket. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Funkier rhymes with chunkier as the size medium measures up to the same dimensions as a large from most other brands. The baggy sleeves are also particularly generous for a garment that’s made for cyclists.

Something of a cross between a casual and a cycling jacket, the unimaginatively monikered WJ-1314 jacket represents everyday value, rather than boasting any real claims of technical excellence.

The TPU material is both windproof and waterproof, and the inside is lined with a warm, fleecy Roubaix fabric. There are two inside pockets (just don’t put small items or coins in them — for some reason there’s a 50-pence-piece-sized hole in each), two zipped side pockets and one large zipped waterproof pocket on the back. Getting into any of these pockets on the move is a bit of a faff compared to the usual open three-pocket design, though.

The jacket is fairly heavy, but with that comes warmth. For anything above 10ºC, it’s far too warm and even on those frosty early starts it’s been a little too sweaty and clammy for hard efforts, even with the vents unzipped.

As a commuter jacket for those really cold winter days, though, the Funkier WJ-1314 Jacket represents excellent value.

For more info visit the Funkier website (opens in new tab).

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.