This post rounds up the very best deals we could find on cheap cycling jackets. While the premium cycling jackets are very desirable, they are out of reach for many cyclists. So, we hope that this post will help you to stay warm and cozy while cycling – even on a limited budget.
This jacket is very cheap but gets very good reviews, and I have noticed that a lot of my readers buy it and don’t return it. In fact, it is ranked as the no. 1 best seller in men’s recreational jackets on Amazon, and I know that they take returns into account when they calculate those ratings.
It does not offer any advanced technology, such as WINDSTOPPER. Not that I would expect that, at this price point. It comes in several different colors, and includes two zippered pockets. This jacket does a good job of keeping you warm while cycling in spring and fall weather. And when I tried it out in LIGHT rain, it kept me dry for almost an hour.
Another jacket that is very cheap and yet very highly rated. It has some nice features, including a high, double layer collar to help you keep warm. The Baleaf Softshell Jacket has 3 zippered pockets, one at the back and two on the sides. It has an elastic waistband and elastic cuffs to seal in warmth, and is made from a three-layer material. Another jacket that will keep you warm for spring and fall rides. It is not waterproof.
This great windproof cycling jacket is the top of the line in Pearl Izumi’s spring and fall line. It is a 3-layered jacket made from Pearl Izumi’s ELITE softshell fabric, which is windproof, water resistant, and keeps you warm. It enables superior moisture transfer, while still keeping you warm. The high neck keeps you protected from the wind.
The insulation is enhanced by thermal panels down the center of the back and on the sides. This keeps you warm and toasty, while still leaving ample fabric area where you can vent any perspiration. Once you have warmed up, you have the option of venting more heat with a full length zipper and two well placed vents on each side of the front panel.
It’s usually impossible to get a Pearl Izumi jacket under $100, but right now you can get this great looking and very functional jacket for under $100.
The Showers Pass Pro Tech ST Cycling Jacket for Men and Women – Show Your Own True Colors!
If you are size LARGE or XX-Large, you’re in luck, as those sizes in this jacket are currently on sale at well under $100.
The Showers Pass Pro Tech is a lightweight, clear race cape. It’s out of Portland, Oregon, where they know about rain! Decent venting, fully taped seams, good length, reflective strip on the rear, stylish looks (off center zip), and a nice collar with a soft fleece material that keeps your neck snug. At 156 g it’s reasonably packable – tight fit in a jersey pocket, but easy to throw in a pannier and forget until you need it.
The sleeves are a little wide, so they may flap a bit in the wind. It’s only partially breathable, so you could get warm in this jacket. The main application for this waterproof cycling jacket would be to keep it in a pannier for a sudden downpour.
It’s a great deal at Amazon right now. And the prices from Competitive Cyclist and Back Country are great too.
Showers Pass Club Pro Cycling Jacket for Men and Women
Mrs. Average Joe Cyclist’s favorite cycling jacket, this jacket has lots of reflective trim, making it easy for other road users to see you signalling. Another great feature is front and rear pockets. The clincher for Maggie however is she says it’s the best women-specific fit jacket she has ever tried. Also, it is completely waterproof, with taped seams, yet it is still very light, made of two and a half layers of ARTEX shell fabric.
The pricing on this particular jacket is very competitive. And you can buy a compatible Showers Pass rain hood separately.
Related Content: In-depth review of the Showers Pass Women’s Club Pro Jacket
Note that there is also an excellent men’s version of this jacket. If you are a Small or a Large, you can get one for under $100.
Proviz Nightrider Waterproof Cycling Jacket for Women and Men
This jacket is high quality and features extraordinary visibility. The Proviz jacket was ranked no. 1 high visibility jacket by Road.cc. Comes in men’s and women’s fit, and in a lot of bright colors. Large pockets, and reflective piping, patches, zippers and lettering. Not suited for very hot weather. The fleecy collar makes it very welcome in cool weather. It would also be ideal for nighttime walks, or simply crossing the road on a dark night. And it is really cheap!
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