Category: Jackets

#rideinstyle Guide: 6 Commuter Essentials for Cycling in September

Best Bike Commuter Gear: September Style Guide It’s official. Summer’s over kids, go home. But all is not lost. September is actually one of my favourite times of the year. The weather is (usually) pretty good, the days are still...

Vaude Cyclist Softshell Jacket – Review

Vaude Cyclist Softshell Jacket – Review Manchester. Famous for its football clubs, industrial heritage and bands. One of the members of a famous Mancunian band described it as the city with “everything except a beach”. While pithy, it is sadly...

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket – Review

Isobaa Merino Wool Insulated Jacket – Review Insulated jackets (AKA “baffled jackets”) are becoming increasingly popular. Not only can they keep you warm on chilly days, but they are also extremely light, comfortable, can be popped in a backpack and...

Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket – Review

Vulpine Harrington Rain Jacket – Review Vulpine absolutely took the urban cycling scene by storm when it launched in 2012 (coincidentally around the same time as Discerning Cyclist). And its popularity grew and grew in the subsequent years with its...

Resolute Bay LS2 Reflective Cycling Jacket – Review

Resolute Bay LS2 Reflective Cycling Jacket – Review High-visibility or reflective cycling jackets are seen as a must by safety-conscious cyclists – and rightly so. Fortunately, the days of walking around looking like you’re about to steward a major sporting...

Resolute Bay Made a Rain Jacket and It’s Mega

Resolute Bay Made a Rain Jacket and It’s Mega Resolute Bay have been producing great cycling jeans with reflective detailing since launching in 2015, and now they’re expanding their product range – starting with a rain jacket. The LS1 Rain...

Primal Wear Paxton Men’s Hoodie – Review

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...

LUMO Clissold Bomber Jacket – Review

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,...

LUMO Herne Hill Harrington Jacket – Review

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...

Svelte Heritage Jersey – A Rapha Alternative?

Svelte Heritage Jersey – A Rapha Alternative? In the past, whenever I’ve try to explain to somebody the concept of Discerning Cyclist, I say it is a website devoted to either: 1) “stylish cycling clothes” or 2) “stylish clothes that...

Is This Cycling Jacket Ready for the Boardroom?

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...

Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket Review

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...

Adidas adistar Pluvius Jacket – Review

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...

5 Stylish Cycling Jackets this Winter for Men

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...

Foska Heinz Tomato Ketchup Jersey – Review

Foska Heinz Tomato Ketchup Jersey – Review We get sent all sorts of things at the Discerning Cyclist to check out – and this is certainly one of the most ‘interesting’ yet. Made by Foska, this Heinz Tomato Ketchup jersey...

Bianchi Men’s Modica Jacket – Review

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...

Café du Cycliste Simone Jersey Review

Café du Cycliste Simone Jersey Review When I first saw small image of the Simone Jersey on Café du Cycliste it immediately caught my eye. Here appeared to be a fusion of modern, contemporary style, fused with a hint of...

Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

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...

Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

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...

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...

Muxu Town Jacket – Review

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...