Giro Women's Chrono Pro Alpha jacket review

A cosy insulated jacket that takes on the role of a hot water bottle cover while you – the star of the show – stay warm in the depths of winter

Giro Chrono Pro Alpha jacket
(Image credit: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

An extremely cosy winter jacket suited to the very depths of winter. The thumb holes are a nice touch and visibility is good, too. The pockets were hard to get into on the go and the fit was a bit boxy, but it didn't stop me reaching for this jacket whenever possible during the depths of deep winter.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Thumb loops

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Pockets can be tricky to reach

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    Boxy fit

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The first time I wore Giro's Women's Chrono Pro Alpha jacket, it was not cold enough for the intended use. Within 10 minutes I was far too hot, and I spent most of the ride cursing my outfit choice. However, this was a mild autumn day, so I can only blame the experience on user error, and an eagerness to try a new jacket. Brought back out in the depths of winter, with the thermostat remaining stubbornly consistent between 1ºC and -1ºC, it's become my companion through the coldest December and January rides.

Giro Women's Chrono Pro Alpha jacket: construction

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.