waterproof cycling jacket

waterproof cycling jacket

The best waterproof cycling jackets have improved greatly over recent years. With the latest breathable fabrics, concerns of getting wetter from the inside than the outside have been wholly dispensed with, while bulk has been reduced to a point that you can even fit some jackets in your fist – let alone your jersey pocket.

When it comes to choosing the best waterproof jacket for you, it can be a bit of a minefield with lots of technical terminology to wade through from a huge selection of clothing manufacturers. Below is the list of our favourite jackets we’ve reviewed, rated and can highly recommend.

But just before that, if you are having to leave home in the wet, you might also like our guides on the best waterproof cycling trousers and tights and the best cycling overshoes.

Available in a men’s or women’s cut the NENK Rain Jacket impressed us as one of the most effective waterproof jackets with high breathability.

The men’s model fitted close to the skin, with tight cuffs to create a smooth glove-to-sleeve transition, although we found the women’s version a bit generous so would suggest sizing down on your normal choice.

Like most of even the best waterproof jackets, after a while, it’ll start to lose its waterproofing qualities; that just means the tangled fibres have loosened up to the point that liquid water can now pass through. To tighten them back up, all you need to do is whack the jacket in the tumble dryer on a light setting and it’ll go back to its waterproofing ways.