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2012 Bontrager Mountain Bike Softshell Jacket

2012 bontrager mountain bike softshell jacket   2012 Bontrager Mountain Bike Softshell Jacket

Bontrager has introduced a softshell jacket for mountain bike riders for 2012. Built with off-road performance in mind, the jacket is made from a thermal-backed softshell fabric that is midweight and windproof. Its lower back features subtle reflectivity and it has three YKK zippered pockets, too.

While this softshell jacket is created to handle cold weather trail rides, it also features impressive aesthetics that makes it suitable to be worn off the bike around town. The wearer is protected from the cold and the wind both during trail rides and hanging out in the city.

As a great-looking do-it-all jacket on and off the bike, the 2012 Bontrager Mountain Bike Softshell Jacket is the ideal garment for the four-season mountain bike rider. Aside from its comfort fit, this jacket is perfectly worn over a cycling T-shirt or baggy jersey as an easy layering.

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2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Jacket

2012 royal racing hexlite jacket   2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Jacket

Included in the list of the latest cycling jackets on the market is the new Hexlite jacket, which has been released by Royal Racing for 2012. With its waterproof zip and Toggle adjust neck and waist, this is the perfect cycling garment to carry during the days when the weather seems very unpredictable.

What makes the jacket very light is its micro fiber fabric. Featuring TPR molded hook and loop adjusters, the Hexlite is tailored with a casual cycle friendly design so it guarantees a comfortable ride. Mesh vent is featured by its top back and secure zipped chest pocket for maximum comfort.

Aside from being windproof and showerproof, the 2012 Royal Racing Hexlite Jacket is also lightweight and packable. Whether it rains or shines, this cycling jacket can help guarantee a hassle-free ride. Other excellent features include the headphone cable routing and reflective heat transfer logos.

2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket

2012 altura night vision jacket   2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket

A new cycling jacket to be released for 2012 is the Altura Night Vision, which offers critically positioned 360 degree reflective trim and high visibility. The jacket is made from a two-layer of fabric with a mesh liner. Not only is the fabric waterproof. It is extremely durable and breathable.

Designed for cycling during poor lighting conditions, this cycling jacket features reflective zips and surrounds to make sure that the rider will be noticed. For enhanced ventilation, the jacket has added pit and rear vents.

With its excellent technical features, the 2012 Altura Night Vision Jacket is a must-have for riders who usually ride at night. Moreover, this jacket is designed to keep the rider warm, comfortable, and dry while avoiding overheating. There are new fashionable color options to choose from as well.

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2011 OneTen Cycling Clothing Range

2011 oneten cycling clothing range   2011 OneTen Cycling Clothing Range

OneTen, the latest cycling clothing brand for 2011, has launched a range that includes the Primo bib shorts, Giro short sleeve jersey, and Vento wind jacket. Supported by scientific and physiological cycling-specific principles, these garments can tackle the most demanding of conditions very well.

A 3D engineered fabric allows the OneTen Primo bib shorts to regulate heat and moisture effectively. Ultimate comfort is guaranteed by its modern synthetic chamois even during long rides. Also of high quality is the ultra-light, quick-drying microfiber polyester used for the OneTen Giro short sleeve jersey.

Small enough to pack into the rear pocket, the OneTen Vento wind jacket features micro-denier polyamide fabric and cut that ensure comfort in all conditions. From the 2011 OneTen Cycling Clothing Range are first-rate cycling shorts, jersey, and jacket expansively tested in any environmental conditions.

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Rab Shadow Hoodie Jacket

rab shadow hoodie jacket   Rab Shadow Hoodie Jacket

A great cycling garment that can be worn year round is the Rab Shadow Hoodie Jacket. Though not originally designed for riding, it has qualities that are perfect for winter and summer rides. Well put together, this garment can tackle any tough rides just like a sturdy bike.

Though quite pricey, this jacket is very multifunctional. During chilly conditions, the Rab Shadow Hoodie can be worn under a waterproof shell or down jacket as a mid-layer over a base layer. But in summer, it can function as an outer layer during the cool evening. It has some nice thumb loops, too.

Made from Polartec Windpro and Hardface technology, the Rab Shadow Hoodie Jacket offers both warmth and resistance from water. It can survive numerous washes after several muddy rides without easily getting frayed. However, its stretchiness will be great for slim riders but not for those with fuller…

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2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

2011 montane featherlite velo h2o jacket   2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

Montane balances breathability and waterproofness with its bike-specific jacket released this 2011 called the Featherlite Velo H2O. Ideal for performance road cycling, the lightweight and thin Freeflow H2O fabric makes the jacket sufficiently breathable and waterproof at the same time.

Perfect tight fit is offered by the jacket’s short front and long back. The arms are made very long to cover the wrists even when stretched out during rainy rides. The jacket has no hood and pockets, which allows it to pack down small and easy to stash in the jersey back pocket.

Fully showerproof, the 2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket keeps the rider’s inner clothing dry even under heavy rains. This makes it one of the most breathable cycling jackets available today and so far the only performance road cycling garment that perfectly balances breathability and waterproofing.

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2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women

2011 polaris aqualite jacket for women   2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women

For female riders, one of the new cycling clothing released this 2011 is the Polaris Aqualite Jacket. Available in various colors, the jacket has a specific cut that makes the garment fit very well around the female rider’s body. Windproof, the jacket has a thermal base-layer underneath that gives warmth during spring.

During rides, flapping fabric is avoided thanks to the elasticated hem and the back of the jacket is made longer than the front. There are elasticated cuffs on the sleeves as well. Down the front of the jacket, there is a full-length zip.

Stylish, this jacket for women can be nicely worn for commuting and even for a walk around the city. Aside from being aesthetically nice, the 2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women is also windproof, showerproof, and affordable. Hydrovent X fabric makes the garment fully waterproof and breathable.

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