This is an up-to-date listing of the best cheap cycling jackets under $100. We update this page regularly, always reflecting the current best selling cheap cycling jackets. Please note that prices may change at any time, so there will be occasions when the price has JUST changed and we have not had time to update. The Amazon price in the ads will always be accurate – if the price is over $100, it means the price has changed very recently.
Pearl Izumi – Ride Men’s Elite Barrier Jacket
Great windproof, waterresistant, lightweight and highly visible cycling jacket from one of the world’s most trusted cycling gear manufacturers. Also highly packable, so it is there in your pannier when you need it. One pocket at rear. Nice reflective details. Available in yellow, blue and green.
Showers Pass Club Pro Cycling Jacket
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. Unfortunately, there is no hood. But the pricing on this particular jacket is very competitive. And you can buy a compatible Showers Pass rain hood separately. Note that there is also an excellent men’s version of this jacket.
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Proviz Windproof Mens Cycling Jacket – under $40!
This highly visible and well rated windproof, water-resistant cycling jacket can be yours for only $41. This jacket is ultra lightweight and ideal for spring and summer. It can be packed down in to its own integrated pocket so you can stow it in your pannier and have it ready when you need it for a change in weather. These super low prices are obviously part of an end-of-season stock clear-out and will not last, so grab one if you can!
This is a very highly rated windproof cycling jacket from the premium cycling manufacturer, Gore. Usually it would not make this list as it typically costs almost $200, but right now the price is slashed to just below $100 on some sizes and colors – making it far and away the best deal in cycling jackets right now. The Phantom 2.0 is a much loved softshell cycling jacket for comfortable cycling in the spring and fall. The front of this jacket is laminated with WINDSTOPPER to keep the wind out, while the rear is much more breathable and lets sweat out. This jacket also offers the versatility of zip-off sleeves.
Clearly, this is a jacket that totally meets the requirements of a great softshell cycling jacket – it is COMFY, it keeps you warm and cozy between 35 and 60°F, it protects you from the wind, and it lets you sweat and get a great workout. I have included the Moosejaw and Competitive Cyclist prices for comparison only.
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Note that there is also an excellent women’s version of the Gore Bike Wear PHANTOM 2.0 WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell Jacket. It is incredibly well priced at Competitive Cyclist right now.
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The Showers Pass Pro Tech ST Cycling Jacket
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. UPDATE: This price is now only available on the size XX-Large. 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 may flap a bit in the wind. Only partially breathable, so you could get warm in this. The main application for this waterproof cycling jacket would be to keep it in a pannier for a sudden downpour. I would not make it my main jacket for commuting in the rain – but I would be very happy to find it in my pannier in a sudden downpour! I have included the prices from Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry.com for comparison.
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Proviz Nightrider Waterproof Cycling Jacket
This jacket is high quality and features extraordinary visibility. No one will fail to see you when you are wearing this high visibility jacket. It even has a removable hi-viz triangle on the back. You can replace the triangle with an even more high-viz triangle, their award-wining Proviz Triviz Red (Red Dot Design Award Winner 2013), which is basically a flashing triangular light for the back of your jacket (or your backpack). 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. Fleecy collar makes it very welcome in cool weather. This jacket was ranked no. 1 high visibility jacket by Road.cc. It would also be ideal for nighttime walks, or simply crossing the road on a dark night. And it is really cheap!
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 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 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. A nice little detail is that the zip has a large handle, so it is easy to unzip while cycling – even if wearing spring-weight full-fingered gloves. The jacket has a nice soft stretchy feel to it, and has a form fit that looks very styling. Finally, it has some reflective elements.
It’s usually impossible to get a Pearl Izumi jacket under $100, but right now you can get this good looking and functional jacket for under $100.
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.
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