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2016 Jacket Buyer's Guide

Take a closer look at a few of our favorite riding jackets for the entire range of winter weather.

Men
Women

Assos MillieJacket_EVO7

The exceptional MilleJacket_evo7 is built with Assos' inimitable "click" fit and an _s7 level feature package, including a windproof Plutocrat Light front panel that works in concert with a breathable back to manage moisture during hard efforts in sub-40 degree conditions.

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Castelli Perfetto Convertible

Picking up where the Gabba2 left off, the Perfetto is destined to become a new standard bearer in lightweight weather resistance. WindStopper’s new X-Lite Plus fabric is windproof and manages moisture exceptionally well, making this perfect for fall and mild winter conditions.

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Louis Garneau Spire Convertible

Built with Polartec’s Power Shield Pro fabric, the Spire jacket is windproof, highly water resistant, and retains just enough warmth for maximum training versatility. And for milder days, the easily packable sleeves zip off completely transforming it into an ideal winter-weight vest.

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Giordana AV 300

The AV 300 is one of the finest choices available for long rides in deep winter conditions. The 3-layer eVent DVstretch fabric is waterproof and breathable with fit-enhancing stretch, while the lofted fleece inner face retains ample warmth in sub-freezing temperatures.

Shop Giordana AV 300

Gore Bike Wear One Gore-Tex Pro

When the forecast calls for driving sleet or freezing rain, the One jacket is an exceptional choice. The Gore-Tex Pro laminate is famously waterproof and breathable, plus this shell jacket is immensely packable, which is easily appreciated when storms are expected, but not guaranteed.

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Maloja CharlesM. Tech

Thanks to its Gore-Tex Paclite construction, the CharlesM. Tech is a guaranteed waterproof and windproof shell that fits easily in a jersey pocket for quick deployment. Plus, it’s Bluesign-compliant, which ensures that this jacket was built sustainably every step of the way.

Shop Maloja CharlesM. Tech

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape Softshell

If you frequently ride in sub-freezing conditions and want a strong return on your dollar, there’s a lot to like about the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape. Its club fit accommodates a range of layering pieces, while its windproof softshell fabric is up to the demands of true winter riding.

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Assos iJ.Intermediate_s7

With Assos’s signature “click” fit and a silhouette that resembles a long-sleeve jersey, the iJ.Intermediate_s7 jersey is a favorite for milder conditions where wind and light precipitation are expected. And as befits any of Assos’s _s7 level garments, the quality is simply exceptional.

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Castelli Alpha Jacket

The Alpha jacket’s insulated core and WindStopper 150 fabric will make it a favorite whenever conditions approach or dip below freezing. The integrated wind-blocking vest enhances the heat-management abilities of this slim-fitting cold weather specialist.

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Louis Garneau Cabriolet

The appropriately named Cabriolet jacket can be converted into a vest without a fuss, with magnets acting to retain the packable removable sleeves. Either way, the windproof construction and layering-friendly fit make for a versatile option for fall and milder winter rides.

Shop Louis Garneau Cabriolet

Giordana AV 100

The AV 100 is an ideal solution for those needing a race-worthy winter jacket for milder conditions. The windproof material at the front retains just a bit of warmth without sacrificing moisture management, while the aggressive ergo fit resists flapping when you’re on the rivet.

Shop Giordana AV 100

Giordana Sosta

Designed for casual rides or commuting, the Sosta jacket’s name is taken from the Italian word for "rest" or "pause." The merino liner retains warmth, while the 3-layer waterproof face fabric shrugs off winter precipitation while you’re on your way to your next cup of coffee.

Shop Giordana Sosta

Maloja BetsyM. Tech

There’s no need to leave the BetsyM. shell jacket at home when conditions are iffy, thanks to its lightweight, packable, and guaranteed waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite construction. Plus, it’s Bluesign compliant, which ensures that this jacket was built with sustainability in mind.

Shop Maloja BetsyM. Tech

Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell

Remarkably versatile and value-packed, you’ll reach for the Elite Pursuit jacket on a regular basis. A generous club fit cut allows for ample layering options, while the thermal fleece lining adds a bit of warmth to the Escape’s windproof and water resistant construction.

Shop Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell

2016 Jacket Buyer's Guide

Take a closer look at a few of our favorite riding jackets for the entire range of winter weather.

Men
Women

Assos MillieJacket_EVO7

The exceptional MilleJacket_evo7 is built with Assos' inimitable "click" fit and an _s7 level feature package, including a windproof Plutocrat Light front panel that works in concert with a breathable back to manage moisture during hard efforts in sub-40 degree conditions.

Shop Assos MilleJacket_evo7

Castelli Perfetto Convertible

Picking up where the Gabba2 left off, the Perfetto is destined to become a new standard bearer in lightweight weather resistance. WindStopper’s new X-Lite Plus fabric is windproof and manages moisture exceptionally well, making this perfect for fall and mild winter conditions.

Shop Perfetto Convertible

Louis Garneau Spire Convertible

Built with Polartec’s Power Shield Pro fabric, the Spire jacket is windproof, highly water resistant, and retains just enough warmth for maximum training versatility. And for milder days, the easily packable sleeves zip off completely transforming it into an ideal winter-weight vest.

Shop Louis Garneau Spire Convertible

Giordana AV 300

The AV 300 is one of the finest choices available for long rides in deep winter conditions. The 3-layer eVent DVstretch fabric is waterproof and breathable with fit-enhancing stretch, while the lofted fleece inner face retains ample warmth in sub-freezing temperatures.

Shop Giordana AV 300

Gore Bike Wear One Gore-Tex Pro

When the forecast calls for driving sleet or freezing rain, the One jacket is an exceptional choice. The Gore-Tex Pro laminate is famously waterproof and breathable, plus this shell jacket is immensely packable, which is easily appreciated when storms are expected, but not guaranteed.

Shop Gore Bike Wear One Gore-Tex Pro

Maloja CharlesM. Tech

Thanks to its Gore-Tex Paclite construction, the CharlesM. Tech is a guaranteed waterproof and windproof shell that fits easily in a jersey pocket for quick deployment. Plus, it’s Bluesign-compliant, which ensures that this jacket was built sustainably every step of the way.

Shop Maloja CharlesM. Tech

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape Softshell

If you frequently ride in sub-freezing conditions and want a strong return on your dollar, there’s a lot to like about the Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape. Its club fit accommodates a range of layering pieces, while its windproof softshell fabric is up to the demands of true winter riding.

Shop Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Escape Softshell

Assos iJ.Intermediate_s7

With Assos’s signature “click” fit and a silhouette that resembles a long-sleeve jersey, the iJ.Intermediate_s7 jersey is a favorite for milder conditions where wind and light precipitation are expected. And as befits any of Assos’s _s7 level garments, the quality is simply exceptional.

Shop Assos iJ.Intermediate_s7

Castelli Alpha Jacket

The Alpha jacket’s insulated core and WindStopper 150 fabric will make it a favorite whenever conditions approach or dip below freezing. The integrated wind-blocking vest enhances the heat-management abilities of this slim-fitting cold weather specialist.

Shop Castelli Alpha Jacket

Louis Garneau Cabriolet

The appropriately named Cabriolet jacket can be converted into a vest without a fuss, with magnets acting to retain the packable removable sleeves. Either way, the windproof construction and layering-friendly fit make for a versatile option for fall and milder winter rides.

Shop Louis Garneau Cabriolet

Giordana AV 100

The AV 100 is an ideal solution for those needing a race-worthy winter jacket for milder conditions. The windproof material at the front retains just a bit of warmth without sacrificing moisture management, while the aggressive ergo fit resists flapping when you’re on the rivet.

Shop Giordana AV 100

Giordana Sosta

Designed for casual rides or commuting, the Sosta jacket’s name is taken from the Italian word for "rest" or "pause." The merino liner retains warmth, while the 3-layer waterproof face fabric shrugs off winter precipitation while you’re on your way to your next cup of coffee.

Shop Giordana Sosta

Maloja BetsyM. Tech

There’s no need to leave the BetsyM. shell jacket at home when conditions are iffy, thanks to its lightweight, packable, and guaranteed waterproof Gore-Tex Paclite construction. Plus, it’s Bluesign compliant, which ensures that this jacket was built with sustainability in mind.

Shop Maloja BetsyM. Tech

Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell

Remarkably versatile and value-packed, you’ll reach for the Elite Pursuit jacket on a regular basis. A generous club fit cut allows for ample layering options, while the thermal fleece lining adds a bit of warmth to the Escape’s windproof and water resistant construction.

Shop Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell