waterproof jackets for road cycling and commuting 2022

waterproof jackets for road cycling and commuting 2022


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.

Old advice might have been to toughen up – a baggy, ‘boil in the bag’ rain cape would soak you through with sweat anyway – but waterproof fabrics have evolved massively over the past few years, and the holy grail of effective waterproofing and breathability isn’t the impossible combination it once was.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the best waterproof jackets for cycling, as tested by the BikeRadar team.

Our expert testers have ridden in all conditions to bring you great options for both road cycling and commuting.  If you ride off-road, we’ve got a separate article on the best mountain biking jackets.