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Five of the best winter riding jackets

If you’ve just dragged your winter textiles out of the cupboard and thought about upgrading them, take a look at our pick of the five best you can buy

A winter riding jacket can make or break a tour or commute in the cold. Nobody wants draughty zips and leaking seams, they’re both a one-way ticket to a dismal ride!

If like me you’ve just hunted out the textiles you haven’t worn since last year and thought, 'they're starting to look a bit long in the tooth'. take a look at our guide to the best winter motorcycle jackets you can buy today.

Spada Ascent – The best value - spadaclothing.co.uk

The Ascent is a fully loaded adventure-spec textile jacket, at a fraction of the price. The outer is a cotton/canvas construction, with hardwearing ballistic Armaflex covering the elbows and arms. It features a fixed waterproof drop liner, vents on the front and the back, high visibility reflective panels, and double stitching throughout for added security and durability.

  • Reflective
  • Drop liner
  • Vented
  • Waterproof/breathable
  • CE approved

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Spidi Globetracker – The best for adventure - spidiuk.com

If you’re the kind of rider who puts in big miles in cold weather, this is probably the jacket for you. It’s a three-layer jacket, with a fixed waterproof membrane in the textile shell of the jacket. The real bonus with this product is it’s thickly quilted Thremalite lining.

The waterproof membrane of the jacket is laminated Dermizax design, which is waterproof and breathable, with very strong abrasion resistance.

  • Reflective
  • Laminated WP membrane
  • Vented
  • Waterproof/breathable
  • CE approved (AA)
  • Thick thermal inner jacket – can be worn separately

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RST Raid jacket – The best for looking dapper - rst-moto.com

Multifunction motorcycle is a very handy thing to have, and a jacket that provides protection on the bike while not making you look like a Long Way Down wannabe off it is a bonus! That’s where the RST Raid comes in. If it wasn’t for the subtle branding dotted around the coat, nobody would know it wasn’t just a sturdy winter jacket.

It features a removable drop liner, thermal lining – which is very warm I can assure you – and small reflective panels. It isn’t the brightest on the market, which might make is more suited to those daytime rides in winter.

  • Looks cool
  • Multifunctional
  • CE approved
  • Triple stitching
  • Waterproof pockets
  • Waterproof/breathable
  • Removable drop liner

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Spada City Nav – The best for commutes - spadaclothing.co.uk

If city commuting and lots of rain is on your agenda for the winter, the Spada City Nav should be on your bucket list. It’s a full-length textile jacket, with a large storm flap and rain channel to help whisk the rain away from you. The inner waterproof and breathable membrane is fixed, meaning no fiddle double zips to mess about with when you're getting ready to ride.

  • Fixed waterproof and breathable membrane
  • Double-stitched
  • Reflective panel
  • Vents
  • Reflective

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Spidi Multiwinter H2Out – the best for fast riding - spidiuk.com

If in the winter you still insist on getting your fix, with Spidi Multiwinter could be the jacket for you. The key to this product is its sleek design and lack of aero-disrupting elements, in fact, the entire jacket is built around what Spidi calls a special frame that helps make it as aerodynamically efficient as possible.

All this high-tech aerodynamic design isn’t the only thing the jacket provides. It also features an H2Out waterproof, breathable and windbreaking membrane and an innovative thermal lining that can be worn as a stand-alone jacket.

  • Waterproof/breathable
  • Removable thermal lining
  • Aero design
  • Reflective
  • Vented

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