THE BEST CYCLING JACKETS SS 2014

The Best Cycling Jackets
Cycling jackets – our second post in this series on said jackets. Another really tough one. Again, there are just too many superb pieces to choose from. They all combine great technical wear with urban style to take you seamlessly from the bike to the pub, perfect for an active and busy Lifestyle. The garments featured in our first post – The Best Light Jackets – are also good choices for cycling and vice versa, the jackets below are great for general activewear or even inactive wear as they look exquisite.

I’ve included two cycling jackets from Rapha, having already included another in the last post. I’m not going to score any points for originality but love them or hate them, Rapha have really led the way in stylish yet technical cycling apparel, marrying fashion and functionality with flair. Therefore, I think it’s only fair to give them some extra attention. However, I’ve tried to provide a contrast with the Vulpine, Surface and swrve pieces, showcasing cycling jackets with a different feel, but certainly no less stylish.

Cycling Jackets – My Top 5 Selection:

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RAPHA Classical Softshell Jacket

  • Water resistant.
  • Windproof.
  • Highly breathable fabric plus underarm zip vents.
  • Temperature regulating.
  • Drop down storm tail.
  • Reflective piping and logo.
  • Supple fabric for ease of movement.
  • Rapha doesn’t disappoint with it’s characteristic stylish design.
  • Tailored and sculpted fit with cool off centre fastening and fantastic attention to detail.
  • Practical details such as pockets and the above mentioned offset zip (for comfortable layering), flawlessly appear as stylish design details.
  • Can be worn for running too. Includes cable routing loops and media pocket.
  • Works as a light jacket for spring or fall but can be layered up (particularly with merino to facilitate breathability) for winter making it a great investment piece.
  • Sizing comes up small, consider going up a size.
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