Madison Cycling Jackets
Madison cycling jackets are a protective outer layer for braving the elements. They are breathable and offer great protection, dryness and comfort. An essential piece of kit for any cyclist, they are wind and waterproof and are available in bright colours to keep you visible when on the road. Madison also provide specially fitted styles for women.
Constructed using high-tech fabrics to protect you from cold air, rain and from getting too hot, they will help you to keep cycling longer by maintaining comfort and enjoyment when on your ride, regardless of the weather conditions.
Features of a cycling jacket
As well as offering a high quality waterproof and windproof jacket , you will find that the seams of the jackets are taped to help keep the water out. Zips are another place where water can get in and make you damp. Look out for waterproof zips either taped on the outside or inside.
For complete comfort, the best cycling jackets provide breathability. Cycling is great exercise and you will be producing a lot of heat whether you are on or off-road. Having a good amount of breathability will help allow the heat to escape.
The fit of your Madison cycling jacket is very important. Fast road riding calls for a slimmer fitted jacket that won't slow you down in the wind. However, you don't want something too tight in case you need to apply more layers in cold weather. Most cyclists choose a slightly looser fit incase they need to add more layers underneath.
Cycling jackets are not designed to be overly bulky. They are generally light and fairly easy to pack down if you decide to take them off on your ride.
Look out for for zip pockets to store your valuables and thumb loops and cuff adjusters, both of which help to stop the jacket's sleeves from riding up.