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Café du Cycliste Madeleine Jacket

now £79.00

was £126.00

Why to buy: Lightweight, windproof and water repellent - everything you need for those in between weather days while remaining incredibly stylish to boot.

"We were blown away by the Madeleine jacket… thanks to some delightful touches we were constantly impressed by the construction and the performance. It really excelled, 10/10 Group Test Winner" Cycling Active. 


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The Madeleine Jacket covers so many situations, you'll never want to be caught without it.  Wear it over other layers to cut out the chill of the morning before the day warms up; throw it on for a descent to avoid cooling down too fast; or wear it stylishly on your commute to keep you at just the right temperature. Weighing just 100g, it's windproof and water repellant, scrunches quickly into your back pocket and is cut deliberately snug to avoid too much flapping at speed.

Its grey plaid check and subtle pink detailing take it a notch above other lightweight jackets, which tend to emphasise purpose over style. But the Madeleine sacrifices nothing on the technical side, with its lateral mesh vents providing an easy exit for excess heat, and a cleverly designed zipped cargo pocket to stow away your essentials. Even at night, its generous yet unobtrusive reflective details give you an edge.

Ideal for:

  • On or off the bike.
  • Cooler riding.
  • Completing your cycle chic.

"When it comes to wind breaker jackets, we'd ideally like something stylish and technically perfect. That ultimate goal has taken a step closer to reality thanks to Café du Cycliste and their Madeleine jacket, 9/10" Cycling Weekly.

Size Guide

Café du Cycliste's sizing is generally pretty realistic. As with many European makes, if you're torn between two sizes err towards the larger of the two. Bear in mind that most of their products are cut more for comfort than for out and out skin hugging, so this can help counteract any 'undersizing'.

Measurement Chart:

      X-Small   Small   Medium   Large   X-Large 
Chest <76cm / 32" 76-81cm / 32-34" 81-86cm / 34-36" 86-97cm / 36-38" >97cm / >38"
Waist <66cm / 26" 66-71cm / 26-28" 71-76cm / 28-30" 76-81cm / 30-32" >81cm / >32"
Hips <92cm / 36" 92-97cm / 36-38" 97-102cm / 38-40" 102-107cm / 40-42" >107cm / >42"
Arm <56cm / 22" 56-59cm / 22-23" 59-61cm / 23-24" 61-64cm / 24-25" >64cm / >25"

 (Arm measurement from shoulder to wrist)


Size Conversion:

      X-Small   Small   Medium   Large   X-Large 
UK 8 10 12 14 16
US 4 6 8 10 12
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japan 9 11 13 15 17

Tech Spec

  • 100% polyester.
  • Water repellant.
  • Windproof.
  • Ultra lightweight.
  • Squashes easily into a pocket.
  • Mesh back insert.
  • High grade lycra cuffs.
  • Lateral vents to regulate body temperature.
  • Large rear cargo pocket.
  • Discreet reflective logo and detailing.
  • Full zip.
  • Slim fit.

Ideal for:

  • On or off the bike.
  • Cooler riding.
  • Completing your cycle chic.

"The madeleine is stylish, packs small and is windproof - the perfect mix for autumn and cool winter days" Velonews.

Who's Behind It?

André a former Ironman and Rémi a former canoeing World Champion are the founding duo behind Café du Cycliste. The pair started out opening a dreamy cycling community cafe in the Cote D’Azur, Nice and haven’t moved from that location since.

Soon after, André and Rémi launched what they deliberately describe as an ‘alternative cycling wear brand’. The essence of Café du Cycliste is to avoid the unsophisticated and garish. They combine the finest materials and latest technology with a retro twist, allowing you to perform to your best but look elegant and stylish in doing so.

Development, patterning, designing and testing all still take place on the inspirational Cote D’Azur, with only the actual manufacturing outsourced. We simply love their approach to both work and play, and their products consistently rank amongst the most sought after of any we stock.

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1 customer reviews

  1. Not waterproof

    Review by Sue

    This jacket is very thin and compact , nice design but not waterproof - I was expecting at this price it would be.

    Velo Vixen says:
    The jacket is designed to be water repellant, so if you are caught out in a light shower it will hold however anything properly heavy and torrential rain it will not withstand.

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