We’re in that time of the year where there can be a 20 degree temperature shift from one day to the next (or even within the same day). If you’re like us and you’re not ready to call it quits on the outdoor riding season, you need to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way this fall.
To make the most of fall cycling, layer up and always grab a jacket! Here are a few of of our favorites.
Endura Pakajak Jacket
The ultra packable windproof jacket featuring ultra lightweight and windproof ripstop fabric. This lightweight jacket packs up in its own stuff sack, small enough to stash in a jersey pocket.
“A well-proportioned, high-vis, versatile windproof which despite its weight penalty packs up small, offers plenty of key features and comes in at a great price. A super-versatile option that will serve runners, road cyclists and mountainbikers equally well especially if you tend to ride without mudguards.” – Outdoor Fitness Review
Endura Womens Roubaix Jacket
This versatile piece can be worn as a jacket or alone as a jersey. It features durable insulating Roubaix fleece fabric and a flattering athletic fit. Features include insulating durable Roubaix fleece, triple rear pockets, a zipped rear security pocket and discreet reflective trim.
“An Endura classic, the Roubaix Women’s Jacket is a thermal, soft, full zipped jacket which is warm enough to be worn as an outer layer but would also be suitable to be worn alone for spring rides. Beautifully styled, highly technical and packed full of features, it was an instant hit.” – Total Women’s Cycling
Higher Gear Long Sleeve Jersey
The same cut and Kalas THERMAL fabric as our original cyclocross jersey, available in long sleeves in our current team kit colors and design. The fleece-lined membrane material of this jersey makes it perfect for cooler weather. Reflective elements make it ideal for fall commuting.
Endura Pro Adrenaline Race Cape
The Pro Adrenaline Race Cape was designed with race day in mind. Race number visibility means that your bib number is visible through the jacket. It’s also great for non-race day rides with any threat of rain. It’s lightweight and packs up into your jersey pocket to be available when you need it. The breathable material ensures you won’t steam up with hard efforts when you do need it.
“This is a top-performing packable cape, at a not over the top price – you can’t go far wrong.” – road.cc
Endura Luminite II
This is the ultimate commuter cycling jacket. This cleverly-designed waterproof, breathable jacket a red LED light strip integrated into the rear pocket that gives you 50 hours of flashing light. Emblazoned with high visibility 360 degree reflective safety chevrons, you’ll light up the night from any angle, especially in the high-visibility colors, but even the black is extremely high-vis when in a headlamp. A single-layer waterproof, breathable shell features a bonded and laser-cut double storm flap, to keep the wind and rain from getting in.
“Overall performance is good, and I’ve felt extremely comfortable on 20-mile round trips at a steady 18-20mph in temperatures between 2 and 10°C. Wearing it over two polyester layers, I could feel icy winds and rain swirling outside, while remaining completely temperate.” – road.cc
Don’t wait until the last minute. Be prepared for this season’s cycling weather, whatever it may be! Hurry into Higher Gear for the best selection of sizes for these and other great fall and winter cycling jackets.