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Best mountain bike jackets 2021 | 17 waterproof and hybrid jackets tried and tested by our experts

Best mountain bike jackets 2021 | 17 waterproof and hybrid jackets tried and tested by our experts

A good mountain bike jacket will keep you riding through all weathers and, as a result, is possibly the most important item in your winter…

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A good mountain bike jacket will keep you riding through all weathers and, as a result, is possibly the most important item in your winter wardrobe if you live somewhere with a wet climate.

It might also be the most expensive piece of kit you own. You can spend a lot of money on one of the best mountain bike jackets, but do you have to?

Generally, the more you pay, the more you get, in terms of performance – by which we mean breathability, durability, features or a combination of all three. This isn’t always the case, though.

Working out exactly what you need your jacket for can help you narrow down your options and avoid spending money on features you don’t need.

Our expert testers have spent days and weeks out on the trails, putting different mountain bike jackets to the test in the most difficult conditions, to bring you the best-performing options for every type of rider.

The jackets here are designed for mountain biking, with a cut and features to match the intended use. If you’re after a jacket for road riding, we’ve got a separate guide to the best waterproof cycling jackets . How to choose the best mountain bike jacket

What type of riding are you doing? Before parting with any cash, think about the sort of riding you do. If you’re a cross-country fiend who spends all day in the saddle in the most extreme conditions, then you ideally want a high waterproof rating (20,000mm) combined with […]

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