As with most sports, cycling requires specialized equipment in order to be practiced properly and safely, and this includes windproof and waterproof cycling jackets that can ensure much-needed protection from the elements. There are plenty of offerings out there, that’s true, which is why we decided to compile a list of the very best cycling jackets for men and women, just in case you’re having a hard time picking one out.
Dhb Flashlight Waterproof Jacket
The first men’s cycling waterproof jacket on our list is the Dhb Flashlight, which is a compact 2.5 layer jacket capable of providing complete rain protection. Its brightly colored trims are nice touches, especially the reflective trims that ensure 360-degree visibility in low light conditions. The jacket was created using 100% polyester, and it is available in 3 colorways such as Red/Black, Fluro Yellow, and Black/Blue.
Showers Pass Men’s Refuge Jacket
Next up we have the men’s Refuge Jacket by Shower Pass, which is a Jack-of-all-trades designed for maximum outdoor use. It can be worn during rides to work, hiking, other outdoor sports, mountain biking, and even skiing. Its main features include an Elite 3-layer performance fabric and a fully seam-taped design. There are also a few extra-long core vents that prevent overheating, which is always nice.
Collector’s Edition Classic Rain Jacket by Rapha
Rapha’s classic rain jacket is also available in a special collector’s edition, which is limited to just 800 pieces worldwide. What makes this jacket special is the fact that it features taped seams, a tailored fit, and a very soft, waterproof three-ply forearm fabric complemented by a 2.5-ply waterproof body fabric. Reflective logos and details were added for enhanced safety and originality, while an AquaGuard water-resistant zipper and a zippered valuables pocket improve practicality.
MT500 Hooded Jacket By Endura
The MT500 Endura cycling waterproof jacket is perfectly suited for biking and hiking, as it features a 3-layer waterproof yet breathable PTFE Protection system, as well as a Cordura fabric. The jacket is fully seam-sealed, and it comes with a helmet-compatible hood with 3D adjustment and reflective trims for extra visibility in low-light conditions. Other highlights comprise a Napoleon chest pocket, a waterproof zipped wrist pocket, and extended waterproof zipper vents that can be used as cargo pockets.
Men’s Waterproof Deluge Jacket by Vulpine
The waterproof urban cycling jacket by Vulpine comes in 3 colorways named Mandarin, Dark Navy, and Charcoal, and it features sizes ranging from XS up to XXL. It is an urban cycling jacket that provides the best of both worlds when it comes to stylish looks and irreproachable performance. It provides 20K waterproofing and exceptional breathability, and its design incorporates a removable hood, a reflective Splash Guard, reinforced shoulders, and waterproof zip pockets.
Podium Nightvision Waterproof Jacket
Offering exceptional breathability as well as complete waterproofness, the Podium NightVision by Altura was created for riders who are looking for a lightweight and comfortable cycling jacket. This thing packs Altura’s NightVision technology for exceptional retroreflectivity, as well as NV360 performance that ensures 360-degree reflectivity. We should also mention the winter cuff construction that improves insulation, as well as the ErgoFit 3D patterning that supports a comfortable riding position.
Louis Garneau Modesto 2 Jacket
The Modesto 2 Louis Garneau men’s cycling jacket comes in six different color options, and it was manufactured using a mix of Garneau’s Diamond Air and Light Mesh Airdry fabrics. It features a lightweight build and can be used all-year-round no matter the season, as it is completely wind and water-resistant. It features elastic grippers at the cuffs, a non-slip fit, a flap rear pocket, and a “motivation pocket” for an MP3 player.
Reflect360+ Men’s Cycling Jacket
One of the most appreciated cycling jackets in the world is the Proviz REFLECT360+, which represents a more “technical” variant of the original REFLECT360 revealed in 2014. This new and improved version offers better breathability and waterproofing while retaining its impressive reflective capabilities. A more tailored fit is also a part of the deal, as is the “through-flow” system for extra ventilation. Other highlights include raglan sleeves, zip pullers, a low profiled rear spray guard, and interior chest and back pockets.
Men’s ELITE Escape Softshell Jacket
The ELITE Escape softshell jacket for men comes in three colorways named Black/Screaming Yellow, Blue X2, and Tibetan Red/Black, and it impresses with a windproof fabric that offers outstanding warmth and water resistance. Insulation and breathability are provided by thermal panels, while a full-length internal draft lap with a zipper garage makes sure to trap warmth in. There’s a single zippered pocket at the back, as well as a pair of zippered chest pockets, while reflective elements were implemented at various points for extra visibility.
Void Wind Jacket
The Void Wind Jacket won’t let you down on those cold morning or evening rides, and that’s because it features a lightweight, windproof, and breathable fabric, as well as a series of stretch jersey panels at the back and under the sleeve. These panels offer a tight, comfortable, and unrestrictive fit that’s ideal for riding. The main fabric was created using 100% micro polyester with a Durable Water Repellent finish, while the shell is 100% polyester jersey stretch panels.
Padrone SL Wind Jacket By Capo
This comfortable and practical jacket provides some of the best low-light visibility in its class, as it offers high impact visibility from every angle. Capo implemented its P-10 membrane on the rear lateral and lower sleeve panels, which allows them to deliver 360-degree luminescence, while a series of perforations ensure ventilation. The lower sleeve, cuff and side panel features Super Roubaix SL for thermal insulation, while a Capo Jacquard waist elastic adds a no-gap finish.
Windshear Windproof Road Cycling Jacket
The Polaris Fuse windproof road-cycling jacket comes in Red/Black, Blue/Black, and White/Black, and it stands out thanks to its windproof front panels that keep the cold out while trapping heat in. Furthermore, a brushed Therma stretch fabric envelops the wearer’s body in order to improve overall comfort, while thumb loops make sure that there will be no draft between the gloves and the jacket. Storage is taken care of thanks to 3 large rear storage pockets, and there’s even a zipped rear security pocket included.
WMS Pro SL Shell Jacket
The women’s selection starts off with the WMS Pro SL Shell cycling jacket for women, which features a breathable and light ExoShell40 3-layer waterproof fabric as well as stretch and waterproof side, shoulder and cuff panels. The product comes with an athletic, non-flap women’s fit, and it includes a hidden loop for easy packaging, as well as an external gel pocket. Reflectivity is ensured by special trims on the hem and sleeves.
REFLECT360+ Women’s Cycling Jacket
The improved version of the Reflect360 jacket by Proviz is also available in a women’s version, which features the same outstanding reflective capabilities and highly technical film. The tailored fit and lighter material are also present, as are the front zips that can be used to achieve extra ventilation should the need arise.
Oxygen GT AS Lady Jacket
What we have here is a perfect women’s Gore Tex cycling jacket that was designed to ensure utmost protection from the elements. It boasts a breathable and lightweight GORE-TEX Active fabric that ensures a next-to-skin feel, as well as adjustable cuffs, and a front zipper with a semi-lock slider that keeps the cold out. Did we mention the various colorways? These include Dream Blue, Hot Pink, Black, Red, Fuchsia, Thai Pink, and Pool Blue.
Women’s ELITE Escape Softshell Jacket
The ELITE Escape Softshell jacket for women is quite a fashionable cycling jacket that comes in 3 colorways named Pagoda Blue/Moroccan Blue, Purple Wine/Wineberry, and Monument/Smoke Pearl. The product offers outstanding protection from wind and water, and it ensures adequate warmth and breathability, as well as superior moisture transfer thanks to its Thermal Fleece fabric. The zippered back pockets and reflective elements are also noteworthy, as is the full-length zipper with its draft flap.
Women’s Waterproof Deluge Jacket
The Deluge jacket for women by Vulpine features a Mandarin and a Dark Navy colorway. It offers 20K waterproofing and a 20K breathable fabric, as well as more vents when compared to other similar products on the market. Its main highlights include waterproof zip pockets, a removable hood, a reflective Splash Guard, and reinforced shoulders.
Polaris Challenge Pioneer Windproof Jacket
The Polaris Challenge Pioneer windproof jacket comes with a high-quality 2 layer fabric that incorporates a soft textured inner flock lining, which helps with moisture management. This can come particularly handy during long hours spent in the saddle, but that’s not the only thing that makes this jacket special. The pockets can be used for conventional storage, but they can also store the actual jacket thanks to a foldable design. Moreover, reflective piping on the rear side seams improves the product’s visibility considerably during low-light conditions.
DnB Classic Women’s Windproof Jacket
The DnB Classic windproof jacket for women was created using 100% polyester for both the main material and the mesh. This product offers great body protection in low temperatures, and since it is incredibly lightweight, it can be stored and transported easily for later use. It features two large rear pockets, reflective trims and logos, a mesh rear panel that regulates body temperature, and an elasticized hem with a dropped tail.
Women’s Core Rain Jacket by Rapha
When it comes to Rapha Women Cycling Clothing, it’s pretty hard to be disappointed. The awesome Core Rain jacket is a true testament to this, as it represents the perfect outer layer for rides during chilly weather. It is incredibly lightweight yet it offers adequate protection from the elements, all thanks to its 100% Nylon 2.5 layer used for the main body, and 100% Nylon 3 layer used for the sleeves. Technology-wise, this sporty apparel piece features fully taped seams and an AquaGuard zip for waterproofing.
Louis Garneau Enerblock Cycling Jacket
The Enerblock jacket for cycling by Louis Garneau was created using Enerblock polyester complemented by a DWR coating, and it offers a waterproof rating of 8000 mm as well as a breathability rating of 8000 mm. The critically taped seams, and the semi-form fit are impressive highlights, while four available colorways keep things interesting and add variety to a very impressive apparel piece.
Void Softshell Jacket For Women
The Void Softshell jacket was created specifically for winter road riding, and it can handle the harsh Scandinavian winters with ease. This was achieved by using a windproof, water resistant, and breathable design that can keep the wearer protected in all conditions. The jacket’s most important features include an aerodynamic fit that reduces wind drag, a DWR finish, lycra cuffs at the sleeve, and reflective logos that enhance visibility.
Women’s Synchro Windproof Jacket
The Synchro jacket for women by Altura boasts the company’s Altura Shield tech that provides protection from the wind and water, as well as Altura Thermo technology that offers body insulation and warmth. Perfectly placed retroreflective trims improve visibility, while an ErgoFit 3D patterning enables a comfortable riding position. The performance fit and triple rear storage pockets are also nice touches.
Hi-Vis Elite Jacket With Red LED Beacon Lights
Our list ends with something really special, a women’s reflective cycling jacket with red LED beacon lights, to be precise. The product is available in Neon Green/Black Reflective and Neon Green/Silver reflective colorways, and it keeps the wearer visible by leveraging the Neon Green main body fabric, the reflective MapREflect print side panels, and the 4 integrated LED Beacon lights. It’s worth noting that this jacket doesn’t sacrifice breathability for visibility, which makes it pretty much ideal for cycling.