Lightweight, packable cycling-specific waterproof
Ultra-reflective cycling jacket for commuting
Stylish, comfortable waterproof
Cheap top that’s not cycling specific
Great features for a bargain price
Great value kit that works well
Slim fit softshell
Lightweight and water resistant
Good value and feature-packed
Unbelievable warmth for truly frigid conditions
Commuter jacket with lots of features
Simple outer layer
Stay visible and dry
Ideal for colder days
Lightweight female-specific windproof
Breathable riding specific jacket
Casual cut coat
Stylish fully featured jacket
Understated softshell top
No-frills winter jacket
Top commuting choice
A useful outer layer
Weatherproof and lightweight
Eye-catchingly orange outerwear
Great value waterproof
Simple and effective windproof
Packable emergency windproof
Tidy, effective windbreaker
Great hard shell riding gear
Reversible commuting waterproof
Great value waterproof with urban appeal
Soft shell for the ladies
Nice all-round rainwear
Pricey performance protection
Urban looks and performance
Winter soft shell
Lightweight, packable anorak
Ultimate in night-ride visibility
Good in the cold and wet
No frills, hard wearing waterproof
Simple yet effective waterproof
Teflon-coated women's specific waterproof
Simple, effective and cheap
Effective but sweaty rain protection
Easily packed and effective extra layer
Stylish and superbly waterproof
Quality lightweight weather beater
Fox's casual Trooper works OK on and off the bike, but tatty detail spoils the overall appeal.
Good spec at a decent price
Sensibly priced but with a high spec
Versatile outer layer that's good for all but wet weather riding
Waterproof and massively breathable jacket
Royal Racing's Explorer Jacket is a sorted weather-beating newbie from Steve Peat's own clothing brand
Some excellent features but strorage could be improved further
If you love performance clothing with Italian flare, the Campus Jacket will get you going
A high-function cycling jacket for the stylish and individual female
The Apex is more all-weather softshell than foul weather jacket but an ideal choice for mountain biking
The Extra Miler goes, literally, the extra mile to give you a bunch of extra features and an improved overall fit
One of the most waterproof jackets we've ever tested. The recent spate of torrential downpours showed just how well it performed.
A competent and effective clear PVC shell with mesh venting the length of the arms and along the sides.
Nifty jacket that converts into a gilet
We're sneaking the Dundee II in here… it’s actually a jacket with zip-off sleeves. This gives you the protection of a jacket and the flexibility to whip off the sleeves too, at a reasonable price.
Small enough to stash in your pack, the Tryg Point jacket is a soft shell made from Schoeller 3XDRY nylon. It's waterproof, it dries remarkably quickly on the trail and it's impressively breathable, transferring heat and sweat away fast so it stayed on all ride, even when it got a bit warmer. The cut is slim and there's reflective detailing on the front and back for better visability during night riding.
The Debar is a very lightweight and highly packable waterproof jacket, especially considering it has a full mesh lining. Most jackets this light are a single layer, but without too much of a weight/bulk penalty the Debar's mesh makes it more comfortable.
Try to wear as little as possible under the N2S jersey (N2S = Next to Skin) and you'll get the most from its comfortable inner finish and ability to transport sweat to the outside of the garment. Better still, you can unzip the long arms to reveal contrasting black Lycra short sleeves for when the sun comes out.
The 'Essence' is an ultralight breathable waterproof that packs down to about the size of an innertube. It features fully taped seams, adjustable hood, zip chest pocket and elasticated cuffs.
Altura have made a fine name for themselves by making functional yet affordable technical riding kit that punches well above its weight. The Crosslite jacket is their newest jacket to use their water and windproof Altec Reactive fabric.
Made from stretchy, breathable material, this polyester soft shell is well fitted and designed to be used either as a standalone jacket or in combination with a waterproof jacket.
Corinne Dennis are a small firm based in York who began life by specialising in women's cycle clothing, but they also produce a smaller range for men. The jacket is great.
Squarely aimed at the 'keep it light and simple' school of thought, the Crosslite takes on the lightweight packable jackets - like the Alp-X from Gore and Pace's 3x3 - but does it at a fraction of the price.
It may not look like it from the picture, but this is one incredibly bright jacket. The reflective accents of the Night Vision will have you lit up like a Christmas tree when you're hit by car headlights.
The Phoenix is a well-priced all rounder and a good choice for the regular day-to-day commute and weekend mountain ride.
The women's Phoenix has similar features to the men's jacket, but in a scaled-down fit. Most noticeable is the high quality look of the construction and hard-wearing feel to the fabric.
Not strictly for riding, the Stretch Venture is part of TNF's Flight series and is designed for multisport use. Its lightweight and stuffable size makes it an easy choice for slotting into a CamelBak, too.