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Fox Clothing Defend Wind Jacket

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Product Description

At Fox we don't consider the Defend Wind just a jacket, we believe it is an essential piece of four season riding gear. Weather can change without notice on nearly any trail at any time of the year. As such the extreme packability and highly wind proof and water resistant build make it a truly necessary piece of gear for all but the hottest and dryest adventures. The ultra lightweight 50 gram Cordura(R) ripstop provides excellent durability usually only found in much more expensive jackets and the light weight and packability it offers is unmatched in the market place. Designed to pack in to itself, the Defend Wind Jacket fits into even the smallest jacket, short or jesey pocket for at the ready performance on any ride.

Key Features:

  • Ultra lightweight 50g Cordura™ Ripstop main body 
  • Durable Water Repellent finish sheds moisture, dirt, and debris 
  • Elastic cuff and hem 
  • Rider Attack Position patterning specific for MTB 
  • High-visibility reflective logos enhance visibility 
  • Packable into interior pocket (fits in most bike jersey back pkts) 
  • Body: 100% Cordura™ Nylon Ripstop

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Fox Clothing Jackets Sizing

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Fox Clothing Jackets Size Chart

Use the Fox Clothing size chart to find the best fit for you.

Men's Tops

Size

S

M

L

XL

XXL

XXXL

Height

168cm - 178cm

178cm - 183cm

183cm - 188cm

185cm - 191cm

185cm - 191cm

185cm - 191cm

Chest

86cm - 97cm

97cm - 102cm

183cm - 188cm

93cm

98cm

104cm

Arm Length

81cm - 84cm

84cm - 86cm

86cm - 89cm

89cm - 91cm

91cm - 94cm

94cm - 97cm

Women's Tops

Size

S

M

L

XL

Numeric Size (US)

4/6

8/10

12/14

16

Numeric Size (EU)

38/40

42/44

46/48

50

Chest

84cm - 89cm

91cm - 97cm

97cm - 102cm

102cm - 107cm

Arm Length

74cm - 76cm

76cm - 79cm

79cm - 80cm

80cm - 81cm

Kid's Tops

Size

S

M

L

XL

Age

6/7

8

10/12

14

Height

117cm - 125cm

126cm - 136cm

137cm - 150cm

151cm - 162cm

Chest

61cm - 64cm

65cm - 69cm

70cm - 74cm

75cm - 79cm

Arm Length

53.3cm - 57.15cm

58.4cm - 62.2cm

63.5cm - 67.3cm

68.5cm - 69.8cm

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Windproof Jackets Guide

 

Windproof Jackets Guide

When the mercury drops most people turn to putting to layering up to keep warm. However, when you’re cycling the last thing you want is to feel like the Michelin man, bound up, inflexible and uncomfortable. As you ride you’ll get warm very quickly, wearing all those layers will make you sweaty.

Why not choose a windproof cycling jacket instead? They’re ideal for cold dry winter days with most offering some type of light rain protection as well. Windproof jackets tend to be lighter than a waterproof model and are much more breathable.

You can also check out our waterproof cycling jacket guide if you’re planning to ride in the rain. By the end of our windproof cycling guide, you should have all the info you need to buy the right jacket.


Types of Windproof Jacket

Packable Windproof Jacket
| Spring & Autumn

For cool rather than cold rides, a packable windproof jacket may be all you need to keep the chill off. These jackets are very lightweight and are usually made of a single layer of fabric. They’re only a simple barrier between your skin and the elements.

However, these jackets usually have good breathability to stop you from feeling clammy on the inside. Even if it rains, a packable will dry quickly. Most can be rolled up into a small package and will fit in a spare jersey pocket.

Lightweight windproof jacket

Softshell Windproof Jacket
| Spring, Autumn & Winter

Softshell windproof jackets have been gaining popularity for a few years now. They’re heavier than a packable to block more wind and are smooth against your skin for a comfortable feel.

Softshell jackets can be worn over a base layer or a jersey on colder rides without the need for multiple layers to keep you warm. Many are treated with water resistance for light rain protection making them a practical jacket for a wide range of UK riding conditions. You can also pair a softshell with a lightweight packable waterproof jacket for maximum protection.

Softshell windproof jacket

Fabric

The fabric is key to performance. Generally, the more you spend on a jacket the lighter and thinner the fabric will be. Breathability will improve as well, letting your sweat evaporate quickly.

Gore Windstopper is popular fabric laminating a lightweight membrane to the fabric. It’s designed to keep the wind out and will also help shed light rain too.

Other systems will include an inner lining, middle windproof membrane and then the outer layer, usually treated with DWR water repellency. This design keeps the wind out while staying breathable.

We’ve put together a technical fabric guide for clothing detailing the key fabrics from some of the biggest brands in the industry.

Gore Windstopper Jacket

Fit

Windproof jackets come in many styles, so choose the type best suited to your riding. If you plan on training or racing, then a tighter fit with minimal excess fabric will help prevent drag as you ride.

If you’re commuting or riding off-road then a loose cut with more freedom of movement is a good option.

Cycle Specific Features

Bike Jacket Drop Tail

Extended drop tail:

Keeps your lower back protected from the elements

Bike Jacket high waist

Raise waist:

Stops excess fabric bunching up and causing discomfort

Bike jacket preshaped arms

Pre-shaped (articulated) arms:

For greater comfort when in a cycling position

Bike jacket longer arms

Longer arms:

To ensure full coverage when cycling

Bike jacket waist gripper

Waist gripper:

Prevents the jacket from riding up

Bike jacket velcro cuffs

Velcro cuffs:

Offer a tighter fit to eliminate cooling breeze

Bike jacket high neck

High neck:

Provides more coverage

Bike jacket rear pockets

Rear pockets:

For stashing ride essentials, a security chest pocket is also a good feature

Bike jacket full length zip

Full-length zip:

With a good puller for easy use with thick gloves on and a zip garage to stop chafing

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.