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We’ve looked at three price ranges, and considered a couple of options within these categories. We focused on items that are widely available in South Africa, so you don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to get them.

R500- R999

Cape Storm Helium R 549


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If you are on a budget then look no further than the Helium jacket from Cape Storm. It may not be the most aero cut, but it should help you stay on two wheels when winter bites.

Features:

  • Water resistant
  • Deep front zipper
  • Elasticized cuffs
  • Shock- cord hem
  • Self-stowing zip pocket
  • Retro reflective prints


Fabric: Vo2 MAX Breathable fabric
Sizes: XS - XL
Colours: Burnt Orange, Black, Reflex Blue, Turquoise
Availability: Online

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Ciovita Leggero R999


The Leggero has all the basics covered in a lightweight package, and the bonus feel good factor of a locally manufactured product.


Features:

  • Comfort Fit
  • Durable Fabrics
  • Elasticated Hems
  • Chest Zip Pocket
  • 360-degree Visibility Markings
  • Extremely Lightweight (fits into small saddle bag)
  • Easy Stowage
  • Windproof
  • Water Repellent Outer Treatment
  • Full Length Front Zipper


Fabric: Lightweight Wind Proof Vita-Tex Fabric with hydrophobic DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment
Sizes: S - XXL
Colours: Black, Red
Availability: Online


R1000- R1999

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First Ascent Magneeto R1299
Available in more colours than you can shake a stick at, and with all the bells and whistles you could ask for, the First Ascent Magneeto jacket is a great offering in the mid-price range.

Features:

  • Windproof, breathable and water repellant Microtex fabric
  • Unique zippered and magnet operated attachment allows for simple and efficient removal of sleeves and yoke to convert to vest
  • Gusseted armholes on vest allows for comfort and prevents heat loss
  • Retro Reflective branding for additional visibility and safety on the road
  • Vertical rear zippers with mesh gusseting for improved ventilation
  • Zip secure chest pocket with MP3 compatibility
  • Rear zip pocket acts as stowage pocket to compress jacket into a small space
  • Dropped tail for additional protection in the riding position
  • Shock cord adjustable hem offers secure cinching
  • Thumb loops to offer additional hand protection


Fabric: Microtex
Sizes: XS - XXXL
Colours: Blue Horizon, Blue Jay, Brilliant Blue, Burgundy, Chilli red, Fiesta Red, Lumo, Royal
Availability: Online

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Enjoy Rainiac R1799


Locally manufactured, with all kinds of the best technology, the Enjoy Rainiac will help you weather out the storm in comfort and style.


Features:

  • 23ogsm Hydrocore fabric utilising Event active membrane technology
  • Full length YKK Vislon Zipper with internal storm flap
  • Front and rear security pockets including internal cable routing
  • Rear & Front reflective detailing for increased visibility


Fabric: 23ogsm Hydrocore fabric utilising Event™ active membrane technology
Sizes: XXS - XXXL
Colours: Black/ Charcoal
Availability: Online

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Fox Ranger R1399


If no-nonsense, lightweight weather protection is what you are looking for, then the Fox Ranger jacket is worth a look. Available in black or florescent yellow you can choose to be stand out of the crowd or keep things undercover.


Features:

  • DWR treated 100% polyester body for wind/water resistance
  • Extremely lightweight & packable for maximum portability
  • Two hand pockets provide storage for essential items


Fabric: 100% Polyester
Sizes: S - XXL
Colours: Black, Flo Yellow
Availability: Online


R2000 plus

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Specialized SL Pro R3399


For the racing snakes on a quest for the best, the Specialized SL Pro jacket offers a form fit cut to keep you aero, and dry in wet conditions.

Features:

  • Gore Tex Active Shell for perfect moisture management and lightweight.
  • Taped seams
  • Full-length waterproof zipper with inner flap for extra protection from rain and wind.
  • Back zipper with inner mesh bag in order to fold the jacket into a very small package that fits in your jersey's pocket.
  • Reflective prints for better visibility at night
  • Form fit


Fabric: GoreTex
Sizes: S - XXXL
Colours: Black
Availability: In stores only

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Adidas Pluvius R2199


A classic look, combined with contemporary technology. The Adidas Pluvius is another high end offering, to keep you dry and looking sharp in any conditions.


Features:

  • Full zip with low stand-up collar
  • Welded ventilation zips under arms; Back venting
  • Seam-sealed for full weather protection
  • Reflective details
  • Four-way stretch fabric; Fitted fit


Fabric: GoreTex
Sizes: S - XL
Colours: Black
Availability: Online