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Biking can get cold - you have a lot of wind flow across your body while cycling as compared to say running. For temperatures below 60 degrees, many bikers like to don a jacket to help keep warm. There is a world of choices when it comes to fabrics, cuts, and features, and we'll highlight the choices here. The most popular - and one of the most expensive - materials is Gore-tex. It breathes well, is very durable, and it is what could be called a one-way material, since it lets moisture out but generally doesn't let wetness in. There is also rip-top nylon, which does excellent as a wind barrier, but less so for thermal retention. Probably the warmest material of all, and it'll maintain it's ability to add warmth when wet, is wool. Yep, that wool - the itchy material! It's a classic jacket material for cycling due to it's ability to lock in warmth even while wet, though of course, it can get a bit "ripe" over time when wet, and it will shrink. It's really a nostalgic mention here of wool, since you'd be hard pressed to find many wool biking jackets out there these days. Mostly, you'll be shopping for synthetic materials of some sort. When it comes to cuts, you'll notice that many bike jackets have an extra long flap of material in the back. This is to serve as a shield for water and debris flying off your rear wheel while cycling. On the flip side, sometimes cycling jackets have a low cut around the belly - the reason why? Because you'll be somewhat hunched over while riding, so you don't want extra material bunching up in your gut region while biking. Generally, the sleeve length will be long to allow for the added reach you'll need for the handlebars. Lastly, there is a whole range of cuts for the neckline, and you just have to select the one that fits you best. You don't want a jacket that is too tight as it would restrict your arm movement when you reach for brake levers or for gels in your bike jersey pockets. You don't want to be disappointed in the jacket sizing you get, so make sure to try on a wide range of biking jackets by different bike brands. From lightweight jackets for those crisp and cool fall rides to ultra-warm jackets with full-length arm and torso coverage for the harshest winter days, there is an extensive selection of bike winter jackets in various styles out there. Cycling jackets can be for biking around town, often to and from work, and then for all types of bike events, from centuries to charity rides to screaming down mountainsides in cold conditions. You want to select a bike jacket that can withstand many seasons of constant wear, a bike jacket that is designed with features - at a good price - for the type of riding you'll be doing.

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Pearl Izumi 2013 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2013 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
$29.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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Pearl Izumi 2014 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2014 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$29.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
$124.99
At: Performance Bike  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Cycling Jacket - Men's
Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Cycling Jacket - Men's
$106.72
At: Tri Village  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket - Men's
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Cycling Jacket - Men's
$89.95
At: Tri Village  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket
$69.99
At: Performance Bike  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Jacket
$75.00
53% off   $160.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Jacket
$85.00
52% off   $180.00
At: Jenson USA  
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Gore Bike Wear Women's Element Lady Gore-Tex Active Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Women's Element Lady Gore-Tex Active Jacket
$123.99
38% off   $199.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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➢ by Gore
Gore Bike Wear Men's Phantom 2.0 Windstopper Convertible Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Phantom 2.0 Windstopper Convertible Jacket
$68.99
12% off   $78.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
$63.99
11% off   $71.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
$41.99
10% off   $46.99
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Pearl Izumi 2013 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2013 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$19.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket
$39.99
At: Jenson USA  
Pearl Izumi Women's Select Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Select Barrier Jacket
$49.99
At: Performance Bike  
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Windstopper Soft Shell Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Windstopper Soft Shell Jacket
$53.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's P.R.O. Softshell 180 Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's P.R.O. Softshell 180 Jacket
$54.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Flash Running Jacket - Women's
$60.97
At: Tri Village  
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
$60.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$64.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Barrier WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Barrier WxB Jacket
$74.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Softshell WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2012 Women's Elite Softshell WxB Jacket
$74.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Ultra Running Jacket - Women's
Pearl Izumi Ultra Running Jacket - Women's
$76.22
At: Tri Village  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$79.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Womens Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Womens Jacket
$79.99
At: Jenson USA  
Pearl Izumi Elite WXB Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite WXB Jacket
$79.99
At: Jenson USA  
Pearl Izumi Fly Running Jacket - Women's
Pearl Izumi Fly Running Jacket - Women's
$84.95
At: Tri Village  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Softshell WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Softshell WxB Jacket
$89.00
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Women's P.R.O. Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's P.R.O. Softshell Jacket
$89.00
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2014 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi 2015 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2015 Men's Elite Barrier Jacket
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi 2015 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2015 Women's Elite Barrier Jacket
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Gore Bike Wear Women's Element Gore-Tex Active Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Women's Element Gore-Tex Active Jacket
$89.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Womens Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Womens Jacket
$90.00
At: Jenson USA  
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Conv. Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Conv. Jacket
$99.82
At: Jenson USA  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
$104.49
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Gore Bike Wear Windstopper Jacket - Performance Exclusive
Gore Bike Wear Windstopper Jacket - Performance Exclusive
$119.99
At: Performance Bike  
➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Aero Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Aero Jacket
$119.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Convertible Jacket
$124.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Clement MXP Tubular Tire
Clement MXP Tubular Tire
$129.00
At: Jenson USA  
➢ by Clement
Pearl Izumi Women's SELECT WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's SELECT WxB Jacket
$134.99
At: Performance Bike  
Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Windstopper Softshell Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Windstopper Softshell Jacket
$139.00
At: Performance Bike  
➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Softshell 180 Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Softshell 180 Jacket
$149.00
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi ELITE WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi ELITE WxB Jacket
$149.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE WxB Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE WxB Jacket
$149.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
$149.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Elite WxB Cycling Jacket - Men's
$159.95
At: Tri Village  
Pearl Izumi 2013 Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2013 Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
$159.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Pursuit Softshell Jacket
$159.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Escape Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Elite Escape Softshell Jacket
$159.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Softshell Jacket
$174.99
At: Performance Bike  
Pearl Izumi 2015 Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi 2015 Men's Elite Softshell Jacket
$174.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell Jacket
Pearl Izumi Elite Escape Softshell Jacket
$179.99
At: Performance Bike  
Gore Bike Wear Men's Phantom 2.0 Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Phantom 2.0 Jacket
$179.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Sturmey Archer XRF8 8SPD Internal Hub
Sturmey Archer XRF8 8SPD Internal Hub
$192.36
At: Jenson USA  
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Gore-Tex Active Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Gore-Tex Active Jacket
$199.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Gore-Tex AS Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Gore-Tex AS Jacket
$219.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Gore Bike Wear Men's Oxygen 2.0 Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Oxygen 2.0 Jacket
$279.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Gore Bike Wear Men's Alp-X 2.0 Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Alp-X 2.0 Jacket
$279.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
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Gore Bike Wear Men's Power Trail Gore-Tex Active Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's Power Trail Gore-Tex Active Jacket
$299.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Gore Bike Wear Men's One 1985 Goretex Shakedry Jacket
Gore Bike Wear Men's One 1985 Goretex Shakedry Jacket
$299.99
At: Bike Tires Direct  
➢ by Gore
Pearl Izumi Women's Select Thermal Barrier Jacket
Pearl Izumi Women's Select Thermal Barrier Jacket
$59.00
At: Performance Bike  
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Ladies Motorcycle Jacket
Ladies Motorcycle Jacket
$115.00
At: eBay