2014 Women's Winter Jacket Buyer's Guide
Our take on options that can simplify your layering choices and help you train through the cold.
Assos iJ.pompaDour_S7 Jacket
The PompaDour_S7 provides superior temperature regulation and perfect fit. StratagonUltra airBlock fabric retains heat when you're cold, and becomes more breathable once you heat up. The Roubaix Q fleece fabric on the inside of the jacket is less bulky than standard Roubaix fabrics, but every bit as soft and warm. The PompaDour includes a removable turtleneck.
Giordana FormaRed Carbon Jacket
Giordana's HD44 fabric has three layers: an aerodynamic and water-resistant outer surface, a wind-blocking membrane, and a soft inner surface to wick moisture away from the body. HD44 is lightweight and flexible, allowing this jacket to fit close for superior warmth.
Castelli Elemento 7x(AIR) Jacket
The choice for high-output training and racing on dry, cold days. The 7x(Air) fabric used in panels throughout the jacket provides warmth to rival Castelli's other wind-stopping fabrics, but it's far more breathable and stretchy for exceptional moisture management and a close, race fit.
Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket
The Elite Softshell Jacket provides dependable weather protection while wearing more like a jersey than a rain shell. A stretchy, wind- and waterproof membrane keeps out the elements while ensuring excellent freedom of movement.
Craft Active Hooded Jacket
Wind down in comfort. The Active Hooded Jacket is perfect for lounging or low-output efforts, and it's the post-race choice for World Champions like Marianne Vos.