11 great all-season jackets

Published: 26 October 2016

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The clocks change this weekend – but that's no reason to cut down on your riding time. All you need is the right gear, and a decent all-weather jacket can be your first line of defence.

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We’ve had a look at some of the best jackets currently available on the MCN shop to make sure you can beat the elements.

Dainese D-Explorer Gore-Tex Jacket £599.95

The D-Explorer is one of Dainese’s more expensive offerings but covers all the bases as an all-season jacket which has multi layers and vents to help regulate core temperature depending on the time of year.

Key features

  • Water resistant outer shell with removable inner Gore-Tex membrane
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Quickdry fabric
  • Back protector and CE approved elbow protectors 

Oxford Montreal Textile Jacket £119.99

It’s one of the cheaper ones here but packs a lot of punch for the price you pay. So much so that it’s won a RiDE magazine Best Buy award. Temperature is regulated with removable thermal liner and vents, and the jacket features a multi-layer design.

Key features

  • Hipora waterproof and breathable lining
  • Removable thermal liner
  • Under-helmet rain hood system, folds away into collar
  • CE certified shoulder and elbow protection

Rukka Armaxis Jacket £897.99

One of the best you can buy if you want something that will keep you warm and dry throughout the colder and wetter months. It’s the most expensive jacket here but you do get what you pay for with it and the Rukka will keep you riding through the harshest conditions.

Key features

  • Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3L laminate Armacor construction
  • 6 year warranty with loan garment scheme
  • CE approved D30 Air Protectors at shoulders, elbows and back
  • Windstopper inner jacket for everyday use

Dainese Carve Master Gore-Tex Jacket £439.95

The Carve is a slightly sportier offering and has a slim fit that will suit those who ride sportier bikes whatever the weather. The jacket features a thermal and Gore-Tex liners and also has CE shoulder and elbow protection but doesn’t include a back protector though there is a pocket for one.

Key features

  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
  • Removable CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors
  • Removable thermal liner with pocket
  • Slim fit

Alpinestars Bogota Textile Jacket £209.99

The Bogota is a more affordable offering from Alpinestars. It has a thermal lining with vents for temperature regulation and boasts Alpinestars’ Drytar lining to help keep you dry. The jacket comes with CE-certified elbow and shoulder protection with fitting space for both chest and back protection.

Key features

  • Abrasion and tear resistant poly-fabric main shell
  • CE-certified shoulder and elbow protection
  • Removable waterproof and breathable Drystar lining
  • Ventilation system for cooling on hotter days

Richa Touareg Textile Jacket £279.99

The Tourareg is a decent offering from Richa and boasts an impressive specification for its price, coming with CE-approved D30 armour and removable waterproof and thermal liners. The jacket also comes with decent ventilation for hotter days with the front chest pockets also being removal to expose two more large front vents.

Key features

  • Waterproof and breathable
  • D3O back protector
  • CE approved armour at shoulders and elbows
  • Removable thermal liner 

Rev'it Neptune GTX Textile Jacket £399.99

A good mid-level offering from Rev’it that gives riders a versitile jacket that they claim is a ‘true four-season’ jacket. It’s got a removal Gore-Tex and thermal liner and features plenty of ventilation for when it gets warm too.

Key features

  • Detachable thermal liner
  • Detachable waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX liner with Paclite Technology
  • ProLife CE protection at shoulders and elbows
  • Regular tour fit

Spidi Ergo 365 Pro Expedition Textile Jacket £849.99

Not cheap, but a very highly specified jacket from Spidi. It comes with all the bells and whistles attached, as you would expect at a jacket just shy of £850. It comes with two removable layers, one of those featuring a H2OUT liner to keep you dry and the other being a 200gm thermal liner. It’s also the only jacket here to feature a level 2 CE-certified back protector and is also the only jacket to feature a chest protector as standard. It also has a detatchable back pocket that can fit a map and is able to become a tank bag and also features a bladder pack so you can keep hydrated when its hot.

Key features

  • Removable H2OUT waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Removable 200gm thermal liner
  • CE Level 2 certification in 3 different tests; cutting, seam resistance and tear resistance.
  • CE-approved shoulder, elbow chest and level 2 back protectors
  • Hydroback touring system included

Weise Outlast Baltimore Jacket £319.99

The Outlast Baltimore from Weise sees them moving up in the world, by using Outlast material. The fabric is designed to absorb body heat when the rider is too warm and store it, so it can be returned when it cools down. The Baltimore also has a waterproof and breathable membrane and CE armour at the shoulders, elbows and back plus high-viz material in a zip-up section at each elbow

Key features

  • Removable REISSA waterproof, windproof and breathable drop lining
  • Removable Outlast 140 gram thermal quilted lining
  • Two large vents with zip and magnetic snap connectors at chest
  • Four vents, two at the front and two to the rear
  • Removable CE approved armour at shoulders, elbows and back

Furygan Wind Textile Jacket £229.99

Like the Dainese Carve, the Furygan Wind jacket is a sportier offering but with a durable and weather-proof design. The jacket is CE-approved with D3O armour in the shoulders and elbows but doesn’t come with a back protector, though there is a pocket for one. The jacket features a removable thermal liner and vents to help regulate temperature.

Key features

  • D30 armour at elbows and shoulders
  • CE approved jacket
  • Removable thermal liner
  • High abrasion resistance

Klim Gore-Tex Latitude Jacket £579.99

This isn’t technically a four-season jacket but Klim gear is highly popular with adventure riders who need something that’s tough and up to the task of dealing with the wettest of the weather so it’s worth a mention. It isn’t cheap at just shy of £580 but if coupled with a decent thermal top will provide a very good jacket that will keep you dry and at the right temperature all year round. The Latitude features a relaxed, comfortable fit and Gore-Tex to keep dry and vents to keep cool when it’s warm.

Key features

  • Gore-Tex two layer performance shell construction
  • CE-approved D30 elbow, shoulder protectors and back protectors.
  • Gore-Tex two layer 840D Cordura laminate in high abrasion zones
  • Two arm and two chest air vents for increased ventilation
  • Collar can fold back to allow for more ventilation

 

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