Your ticket to welcome bad weather days.
Functional mountainbike jackets and pants for bad weather days. Rain, mud, wind and the cold – we got the right kind of shelter you need to extend your mountainbike season. Stop chasing the sun and face the elements. Nasty weather is cancelled from your vocabulary – so is winter break.
We at ION believe that it’s worth going out even when the sun doesn’t shine. To get the most out of cloudy days, we offer water-repellent and windproof mountainbike outerwear. On somedays you just wish for shelter from pouring rain, on others you face unstable conditions and need outerwear that keeps you dry but also let’s moist air out. Additionally, extra layers provide warmth and keep cold winds out.
What makes a good mountainbike jacket?
Besides a bike-specific fit mountainbike jackets should balance water resistance and breathability. They also differentiate in their specific application. You can choose between fully waterproof models with high water column like ION’s Jacket Shelter 3L (Link to Men & Women), windproof softshell jackets or hybrid jackets that combine the best of all mentioned properties.
How should mtb jackets fit?
Mountainbike jackets should feature a close fit that still allows room for movement and extra layers underneath. Keep in mind that your body position differs from going hiking – that’s why you should invest in a jacket with bike-specific fit. ION’s Shelter jackets offer an ergonomic fit that adapts to the rider’s position on the mountainbike. The back is cut slightly longer to provide enough coverage while the front is shorter to prevent annoying folds in the front. The sleeves come in an articulated fit. This means that they also follow the natural arm position on the bike. Therefore, they are longer and work without extra velcros or closures. The hood is also optimized to fit on mountainbike helmets. The self-adjusting structures follows your head. This prevents blind spots and keeps the hood in place.
ION jackets feature a shorter cut in the front and longer cut in the back to adapt to the rider's body position on the bike.
The bike specific cut avoids folds in the front and gaps in the back or in the cuff area.
What does 3 Layer mean?
3Layers or often just referred to 3L indicates how many layers are bonded together to create the outer shell of a jacket. The most outer layer is what protects you directly against the elements. Beneath that sits a membrane layer that works as waterproof barrier – also known as PTFE. This layer is more delicate and must be protected against constant wear and tear. That’s why it is laminated onto a robust inner layer that sandwiches the membrane between itself and the outer shell. Though this sounds like a lot of material the laminated construction feels like one single piece of fabric when worn. 3 Layer jackets usually come with a very long lifetime and high durability which makes them perfect for mountainbiking. They also offer a level of protection against the elements whether it be rain, snow or wind.
Our outerwear categories
ION's shelter line contains outerwear styles for men and women as well as unisex styles that you will find in both categories.