5 best cycling jackets for all weather conditions

Whether you’re commuting to work or heading out on a touring adventure, having the perfect cycling jacket can make all the difference.

If you get it right, you will have something that works in all weather conditions, keeping you dry and temperate all year round, or perhaps two summer and winter jackets depending on how cold and how warm your region gets through the year.

Here is a list of five cycling jackets we love, with a bit of a rundown of why we love them and how to buy them.

Castelli Idro Pro 2 jacket

What’s to love?

Plenty of pockets, including rear pockets, complete with drainage holes. Mixture of waterproof Gore fabrics (Gore shakedry, with panels of stretch Gore inserts at the shoulders, elbows and wrists). Weighs just 158g. Tight, racer’s fit.

Rapha Pro Team Lightweight GORE-TEX jacket

What’s to love?

Lower price point. Gore-tex Shakedry waterproof fabric. Extremely light at 125g (for a medium sized jacket). Tight cut but breathable.

Madison RoadRace super light men's waterproof softshell jacket

What’s to love?

Lower price point. Waterproof rating of 20,000mm, 30,000gms breathability. Ideal for the worst weather conditions. Elasticated hem and cuffs to hold the jacket in place. Grey reflective strips for night visibility.

Lusso Aqua Pro

What’s to love?

Designed for cold, wet weather conditions. Breathable. High-vis. Temperature range: -5ºc - 10ºc.

NOTE: Another heavier jacket, at 483g, but this is to be expected as the jacket itself is built for the coldest and most challenging weather conditions.

C5 GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ 1985 Viz Jacket

What’s to love?

Incredibly light and breathable. Weighs just 116g. Packable. Tight fit.