Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, winter is most certainly coming.
The days are getting ever so slightly shorter, and there’s a freshness in the morning breeze. It won’t be long before we put our summer cycling gear into deep storage and reach for the layers to prepare for our first winter ride.
You know the saying - there is no such thing as bad weather. There’s just the wrong gear. Unless, of course, you’re wearing Santini. Because this coming cold season, you’re in for a treat with some of the most impressive winter cycling jacket designs we’ve come across (which is really saying something for Santini!).
Indeed, if you’re looking for a long-sleeve cycling jacket, you’ll find it in the Everyday Winter Cycling Range. Actually, you won’t find one but rather three. So whether you want to protect against the frigid cold, the bone-chilling wind or buckets of rain, Santini’s got the best cycling jackets in Australia for the job. We check them out here.
The Guard Nimbus Cycling Rain Jacket
Say hello to the best packable waterproof cycling jacket in Australia. It’s also the loudest - for all the right reasons.
First thing we lust after is this traffic light orange or green colour. If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of, it’s colourful kit that makes you stand out like a moving lighthouse. In the depths of a grey, dark, wet winter, that’s precisely the added protection we cyclists need out on the bike. Add to that some bright reflective dots and a reflective Santini logo, and you’ll make yourself seen in this hi-vis cycling jacket!
If you prefer your rides in stealth mode, then go for the black model, which is still an efficient reflective cycling jacket, given the spot and logo detail.
Once we’ve settled down from the colour lusting, it’s time to take in the stack of features this aptly named ‘Guard Nimbus' waterproof cycling jacket offers. The big plus, of course, is 100% water-repellent rain protection. Double-layer Grimpeur fabric gives you twice as much coverage from the wet, as do the thermo-welded seams and zippered waterproof side pocket (it’s important to keep the snacks and tool kit dry, too!).
A soft shell cycling jacket, this baby rolls up into its own zippered back pocket. So when the sun comes up, you just tuck it in your back jersey pocket until the heavens decide to open up. Again.
The Nebula Puro cycling rain and wind jacket
Looking for a windproof cycling jacket that gets five out of five on the scoreboard?
You’ve found it. The Nebula Puro will look after you through the worst weather rides - nothing’s a challenge when you’re wearing gear like this!
This kit is made from two layers of Tovel Bio Zerowind membrane fabric and is ideal for wind and light rain protection. Again, there’s reflective detail on the back pockets to help keep you as visible as possible to other road users.
This technical fabric is also super breathable, minimising the chances of you getting wet from the inside out from sweat. Get hold of some Santini base layers, wear one underneath, and you’ll feel practically tropical!
The colour choices are class - teal, fluro orange, black and a lovely inky blue mean you’re sure to find the right shade for your cold weather styling. This jacket conveniently folds into its own back pocket and can be stored in your jersey pocket when not required.
Made for temperatures anywhere between five and 15 degrees Celsius, you can rely on the Nebula Puro for everyday riding in most parts of Australia.
The Colore Halo for the best deep-winter bicycle jacket
We’re finishing with a bang - the winter cycling jacket to get you through the toughest cold weather days.
Here in Australia, the mercury doesn’t drop to minus five degrees Celsius in many places. However, that is the level of protection offered by Colore Halo. Say hello to fantastic all-round protection from the cold and wet.
Indeed, this men and women’s cycling jacket eats the cold for breakfast. Featuring a TRIPLE LAYER membrane fabric that is water-resistant and windproof, this baby is ready for blizzard action. Inside you’ve got oval-shaped fleece to enhance thermoregulation.
Santini’s iconic comfort fit means the jacket will sit just right without making you feel restricted. You’ll be snug as a bug in a cycling rug. The inner collar and cuffs are also in warm fleece - just the trimmings you want when it’s lashing rain outside, and the chill factor is freezing.
Once again, we salute the reflective back pocket detailing and sensational colour combo options to help keep us as safe as possible.
Whether you want the best cycling rain jacket for the season, something to keep the wind at bay, or the tremendous all-rounder that keeps you toasty in minus temperatures, Santini’s literally got you covered.
Contact our team
Keen to find out more about a particular bicycle rain jacket or, indeed, any Santini gear? Touch base today with our friendly customer service team - they’ll gladly help you! Otherwise, rug up, stay warm, get out there, and have a winter wonderland ball!