Looks like we can kiss goodbye to that amazing Indian summer – Autumn is well and truly upon us and kicking up a right fuss.
But a bit of wet is no excuse to stop riding. A decent, technical rain jacket will keep you dry in the grottiest weather, and needn’t break the bank.
Here’s a round-up of rain jackets we have in stock right now. Mention the blog and we’ll give you 15% off any of the goodies below!
The Altura Nevis is a lightweight option. It’s made from Altec waterproof and windproof tech fabric and has a dropped tail and fleece-lined collar. If the sun comes out, it handily packs away in its own pocket. £54.99.
Altura’s Flite is another lightweight offering, with a cut designed specifically for women. Again it stashes in its own pocket if your wet ride suddenly transforms into a dry one. £69.99.
The Sportful UK Rain Jacket is packed with features to help keep you dry and comfortable in the worst of conditions. It’s built from Hurricane fabric, with a 3-layer membrane construction, a big dropped tail and a hood to boot. £99.99
The Polaris Summit jacket is a solid winter/early spring offering built to ward off big downpours, rather than trifling showers. What Mountain Bike magazine gave it a going over and declared: ‘It’s remarkably good in the wet, and kept us bone dry on rainy rides.’ £99.99.
The Altura Vapour bagged a 9/10 review in Cycling Weekly. Stretchy waterproof fabric ensures a snug fit – a good choice for roadies – the zips are waterproof and there’s some reflective trim to help you stay seen. ‘It is actually one of the best-fitting pieces of clothing we’ve worn,’ said Cycling Weekly. £119.99
Altura’s Mayhem jacket is aimed squarely at mountain bikers. It’s a full-featured affair, designed for big days out in the wilds, and smart styling means it looks the part on and off the bike. Check out this review in Ride It Out magazine. £99.99.