Cycling jackets for riding comfortably in uncomfortable conditions
Cycling jackets are another part of your cycling clothing
that well deserved its spot in the lot. People that use their bikes
randomly might debate the need for a cycling jacket, but professional athletes and people who are devoted to the sport know much too well how important and useful a good cycling jacket is. Let’s take a look at the traits of a cycling jacket which makes them so desirable.
- Materials and proofing - cycling jackets are made of polyamide or polyester. These kind of artificial materials are used because of their windproof and waterproof qualities. Even more important is that at the same time they can be made water repellent and breathable, since there wouldn’t make much sense to sweat underneath them. They are lightweight and thin, yet they are great insulators and they move with the body. Another important advantage to these materials is that they make the jackets easily foldable to small sizes, so that they can be taken even in a cycling jersey pocket.
- Cut – just like cycling jersey, and for the same reasons, most of cycling jackets are cut a little longer in the back. They will keep your back covered and protected from the weather elements and from mud spray from the rear wheel.
- Fit – cycling jacket should have a snug fit so that it doesn’t create air resistance, yet again, it shouldn’t fit too tightly so that it starts obstructing the movements and enjoyment. Generally, for road cycling fit will be tighter than for mountain biking, for example. If it is planned to be worn with an inner liner for subzero temperatures, then make sure to try it on with the liner attached.
- Extras – cycling jackets often come with a number of practical add-ons, like removable sleeves or reflectors, or the whole jacket can be made from reflective material for better visibility. Some come with hoods with safety cords that keep the hood from blocking the view.
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At Velo Deals you will find the best deals on various types, styles, designs and colors of cycling jackets from leading brands. If you have any questions in regards to purchasing your brand-new cycling jacket feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you!