Stylish Cycling Jackets for Men


Primal Wear Paxton Men’s Hoodie – Review

Layering in the winter months is vital. And a key asset in your layering arsenal should be a nice hoodie. Pop on a t-shirt, throw over a hoodie or jumper and a medium-weight jacket and you should be plenty warm on your upper body for whatever chills you may face. Read more >


LUMO Clissold Bomber Jacket – Review

Last year I reviewed LUMO’s Herne Hill Harrington, a jacket that was particularly eye-catching due to its unique LED integration that ensures maximum visibility in low light. Now LUMO are back with an all-new, yet ever-so-familiar, jacket. LUMO caught people’s attention with their cycling-friendly products that offer LED lights embedded Read more >


LUMO reveal 3 new innovations on Kickstarter

Having launched via Kickstarter on 2015, and enjoyed great success with their innovative range of stylish cycling attire (including the a dashing Harrington Jacket which we reviewed), LUMO are back on the lookout for investment for their next range of products. Next in line for the West Sussex-based start-up are Read more >


John Smedley Hugh in Silver Pullover – Review

One of my favourite things to discover is an outfit that is functional for cycling without necessarily having been intended to be so. Any clothing that is comfortable, flexible, and ideally breathable, is off to a winning start. John Smedley’s ‘Hugh in Silver’ pullover is one such example of every Read more >


LUMO Herne Hill Harrington Jacket – Review

When reviewing products for Discerning Cyclist, I often find that they tend to lean more towards style or – as is more often the case – functionality. It is a rare case indeed that discovers the perfect balance between the two. In the ideal world, an onlooker shouldn’t even be Read more >


5 Great Places to Buy Office-Appropriate Cycling Gear

Cyclists often believe there are only two options when it comes to selecting what to wear for their ride. They can either: 1) wear cycling kit and then get changed when they reach their work place, or 2) wear their office gear which is far from optimised from cycling. At Read more >


The Ultimate Survival Guide to Cycling in the Cold and Wet

As another page on the calendar is turned, there’s no more kidding: summer is over. The days draw shorter, the air a little chillier, the ground damper and the sun no longer an occasional visitor, but a hazy memory. Alas, we’ve been through all this before. The seasons are nothing Read more >


Top 10 Stylish Cycling Bargains from the Summer Sales

One of the regular quips that I hear – and I agree with – regarding stylish cycling clothing, is the high price tags associated with the products. Unfortunately, that puts many cyclists off purchasing more functional yet stylish cycling clothes. Fortunately, though, at the end of every season comes a Read more >


The Summer Guide to Cycling in Style

Summer’s here. But just because it’s heating up, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style during your ride. Instead, you just need to find the right clothes that fit well and are made from the best lightweight, breathable materials. Below we run through some of the best cycling tops Read more >


Is This Cycling Jacket Ready for the Boardroom?

Cycling jackets, well more specifically cycling blazers, are something that many ‘office’ cyclists have yearned for. Blazers are one of the key items that generally aren’t built for cycling, as they are normally offer relatively little give on the back and around the arms. Meaning cycling can put an almighty Read more >


Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket Review

My jacket for the last few months – as we’ve transitioned from winter to spring and towards summer – has been the Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket. Norwegian dynamos Helly Hansen are renowned for producing tough, lightweight, yet well-designed jackets largely thanks to their background in the outdoors. Since 1877, Read more >


Best Buys from the January Sales

They say hair of the dog is the best recovery method for a hangover. So, obviously, what better way to get over that lingering stress of Christmas shopping than a splurge in the January sales? It sounds horrendous, I know. But then again there are some rather good offers knocking Read more >


A Cycling Poncho?

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning – set for work – then taking a peak out of the window to see the last thing in the world you wanted to see… bloody rain. Fortunately, I’ve been blessed for the past couple of years as my commute has Read more >


Adidas adistar Pluvius Jacket – Review

Autumn: it’s the season that never lets you down, it gets dark, leaves fall off trees, epic sun rises and sunsets and it rains… a lot! So you’ve got two options: 1)  Pack up your bike, put your kit in the bottom drawer and start hitting the gym forgetting all Read more >


5 Stylish Cycling Jackets this Winter for Men

Winter’s upon us. That means there’s nothing to do but wrap up warm and keep riding until the sun comes back. It will… I think. Don’t worry though. You don’t have to look like a prat to ride a bike and stay warm through the cooler months, as you can Read more >


Showcase: Ted Baker – Raising The Handlebars

A new season is upon us. Unfortunately that season is autumn heading into winter. Summer is over kids, go home. Sorry. The good news is that with the new season comes new clothes lines. The better news is that brands are finally waking up to the fact that most regular Read more >


4 Unmissable Sales for Stylish Cycling Clothes

Looking for the best stylish cycling gear for discounted prices? A host of cycling brands are currently offering huge discounts on their end of summer range, and we’ve picked out some of the best for you below! Rapha – up to 50% off The big guns of the stylish cycling Read more >


A chat with Vaughn Brown of Parker Dusseau

Suits and bicycles rarely mix – much to the frustration of many. But has Parker Dusseau come up with, not a compromise, but a solution in the form of the Commuter Suit? Parker Dusseau, based in San Francisco, was formed in 2012 and has been receiving rave reviews from the Read more >


Bianchi Men’s Modica Jacket – Review

Upon first glance of the Bianchi Modica Jacket on Probikekit, I wasn’t sure whether it was to the Discerning Cyclist’s typical taste, in that it appeared – online at least – to be more of a cycling jersey than a stylish jacket. However, when the jacket landed on my doorstep, Read more >


Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

Finding a cycling jacket ready for the rigours of winter and the cold is a much easier task these days. Thicker softshell types, waterproofs and fleeces are widely available. Great. However, it has been known for the British Isles to warm up now and then and enter a season called Read more >


Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

Guest post by Stephan Caspar Stephan saw our tweet giving a shout out to Howies for their lovely new Slipstream cycling jersey – so impressed Stephan went into the Cardigan Bay Emporium that is Howies Shop and picked one up and he very kindly has reviewed it for us below. Read more >


Vulpine Softshell Jacket – Review

Okay, so this has been reviewed and given the plaudits by such sites such as The Washing Machine Post and Road.cc, so it would be easy to end this review here with: ‘what they said’. I’m not going to do that though because I know how much you’re dying to Read more >


Muxu Town Jacket – Review

There are so many types of jackets that have the functionality required for a cycling journey. Some fare better than others in certain categories. There are the jackets that are functional kings but are luminous green others are stylish champions but a few minutes of rain turns them into a soggy mess. Read more >


Carbonaut Cafe Velo Hoody – Review

It’s a little over 3 months since Carbonaut was officially launched to the cycling world and one of their most popular items is this very stylish number, the Café Vélo Hoody. A sleek well tailored jacket it, like the monument polo we reviewed last November, is made with a fantastic Read more >


Cleverhood Waterproof Cape – Review

The rain is a constant irritant to most cyclists but there are many jackets and coats around to help keep you as dry as possible. However they are not without their flaws. Breathable rain jackets are not truly waterproof and on the other side of the coin fully waterproof jackets Read more >


Road Rags Ltd Merino Stylish Cycling Clothing

Thanks to Gerry from Cyclr, the DC discovered a new clothing range that’s just perfect for us cycling types. A range of merino clothing from a company called Road Rags. Four different styles of tops and a pair of women’s leggings. Three style of tops for the boys – The Read more >


Torm T5 Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Review

So this review can be definitively summed up like this. One of the best cycling jerseys I’ve worn. Okay, great, thanks for reading. What’s that? You want me to go into it a bit more? Well alright then… …It was a dark and stormy night, well not exactly, but one Read more >


Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #002

Interviews and a mammoth post about merino have been the way of life this week at the DC but it’s still not denied us the pleasure of nosing around the web looking at great gear for on the bike and beyond. We’re finding great new gear everyday plus with existing Read more >


Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #001

It’s been a busy old week here at the Discerning Cyclist filled with pictures, meeting, greeting new people and of course a good chunk of looking around and seeing what’s out there. Lots of great gear popping up that’s fitting of the tag – discerning. Still a lot more that Read more >


Stylish Cycling Jackets for Rainy Days

This post may seem more relevant now due to the fact that it’s autumn and it’s been raining – and heavily at that, and we all associate autumn with rain (especially if you live in northern England!). But the fact is, it’s been raining since the spring, so a rain Read more >


Smart Cycling Clothes – Cycle Love T-shirt

In their own words – Cycle Love is about the stuff that makes cycling great, and celebrating the diversity of cycle culture — bikes *and* people. Well owner of the Cycle Love website, James Greig has taken that one step further and produced a smart looking t-shirt which celebrates & Read more >


Discerning Bicycles for Discerning Cyclists

You can be the most stylish and discerning of cyclists but there’s always going to be one important piece of equipment you’ll need to complete the look, and that, is the bicycle. A bicycle is a very personal thing and everybody has their own taste and opinions when it comes Read more >


Cycling in the Rain — Part 1

So it turns out you like going on cycle rides that take longer than 30 minutes. Great, happy riding. Oh it looks a beautiful day out, it’s going to be such a good cycle. Off you go whistling away, in your favourite jeans and hooded jacket. Oh yes, this is Read more >


Best Cycling Clothes – Casual Ride

If you’ve only got a short commute or you’re going out to town for the day and you’re travelling by bike, Discerning Cyclist has put together this little collection of stylish cycling attire that will serve you well – while riding and even enjoying a beer with friends. 1. Commuter Hooded Read more >


Rapha Rain Jacket – Review

Wanting to have smart cycling clothes, that are both stylish and highly functional plus look good on and off the bike was something that became keen interest to me when I first began my time on the bike and just over 18 months ago a few spare pennies (well pounds) Read more >