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The top 9 best women’s commuter cycling jackets

In this article I’m going to give you the best women’s commuter cycling jackets worth your money.

Obviously you can take any jacket to ride to your everyday job, but what makes a great commuter cycling jacket is the fact that it’s carefully tailored for this type of cycling.

That means an overall more relaxed fit than your traditional road cycling jacket. Long sleeves and a long drop tail provides the protection against the elements.

Depending on what temperatures you’re willing to weather, double or triple-layered fabric construction provides the much needed insulation against sub-zero temperatures.

Conveniently located zippered pockets with water-resistant fabrics let you gain quick access to keys or a phone.

But enough talk, let’s head over to my overview of the best women’s commuter cycling jackets.

Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket

Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket
Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket
Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket
Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket
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As the name suggests the Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket is one of the few commuter oriented cycling jackets from the Italian brand.

It means a more relaxed fit, longer droptail, and all-over reflective patterning for maximum visibility in busy urban environments.

The jacket features a 3-layer 20K waterproof fabric with fully taped seams, and 2 zippered hand pockets. That’s about as waterproof as you can make a cycling jacket.

It’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination but the jacket does feature the best the Italian brand has to offer for everyday commuting use.

Endura Women's Urban Luminite II cycling jacket

Endura Women's Urban Luminite II cycling jacket
Endura Women's Urban Luminite II cycling jacket
Endura Women's Urban Luminite II cycling jacket
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If you value visibility you can’t go wrong with the Endura Women’s Urban Luminite II jacket.

Wind- and waterproof, this jacket offers all the protection you’ll need, and large asymmetric panels let you be seen from all sides.

Made from durable polyester, the cycling jacket offers zippered ventilation slits under the arms for increased air flow.

With 1 breast pocket and 2 hand pockets, all zippered, the jacket has cinches at the waist for a more elegant look.

You can go for bright neon yellow if you really want to stand out from the crowd at night, or a more subdued pacific blue.

Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket

Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket

The Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket is the most affordable entry into this brand, which takes increased visibility more seriously than any other brand out there.

Fully water- and windproof, the cycling jacket is made from Oxford polyester w. REPREVE mesh and R360 reflective panels. It means it’s not only extremely durable and breathable, but also the most lightweight entry in Proviz’s lineup.

2 zippered pockets let you carry along things like keys and your phone.

Available in many bright colors, there’s no excuse of not being seen.

Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket

Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
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The Proviz REFLECT360 jacket is the cheapest entry where the entire outer shell is made from their proprietary R360 material.

Besides being windproof and waterproof, you’ll get the absolute maximum in terms of affordable increased reflectiveness.

This cycling jacket also features 2 zippered breast pockets for stowing purposes, and 1 lower back pocket.

Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor cycling jacket

Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor cycling jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor cycling jacket

The Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket is your go-to option for the reflective waterproof hooded cycling jacket in the market.

The entire jacket is made from reflective R360 fabric with a highly breathable REPREVE mesh on the inside. It’s the perfect commuter jacket on busy roads, or traveling in places where there aren’t any street lights.

With 2 zippered hand pockets, and 2 zippered breast pockets there’s more than enough cargo capacity conveniently located on the front. All zippers are water-resistant.

When safety is a priority in a waterproof hooded jacket, there’s simply no better option.

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
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When the going gets tough and you need the protection no matter the cost, the Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket is the way to go.

The jacket is made from Elite 3-Layer ripstop fabric with DWR water-resistant fabric. Fully taped seams in combination with this very durable fabric ensures no water goes through.

Waterproof zippers close up the jacket, breast pocket, and rear back pocket, while a long drop tail protect you from road spray while riding.

Large 3M reflective striping on both arms and on your back increase visibility significantly.

The only thing which keeps this jacket from just about perfect is that Showers Pass did not include your standard black color.

Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket

Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
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The Showers Pass Syncline CC jacket is a high-quality yet very affordable option considering the amount of functionality this lightweight jacket provides.

2.4 layered waterproof fabric with taped seams, water-resistant zipper, 3M reflective tape, an adjustable hood compatible with a helmet, zippered ventilation vents on both sides, this jacket does it all and does it very well.

It’s probably the best all-round waterproof cycling jacket for the money.

POC W's Signal All-Weather cycling jacket

POC W's Signal All-Weather cycling jacket
POC W's Signal All-Weather cycling jacket
POC W's Signal All-Weather cycling jacket
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The POC W’s Signal All-Weather jacket has the honor of being the most expensive packable jacket on this list.

So what do you get for paying several hundred dollars for a minimal packable jacket? For one, the most waterproof jacket with protection against a 20K water column, which is double the protection when compared to the average other waterproof jacket. You can hang the packed jacket on your handlebars.

The jacket actually features a RECCO® Reflector and a twICEme® NFC Medical ID, something I normally see on jackets worn with skis or a snowboard. It’s an added protection for bikepackers.

The fact that such a jacket comes in a form, which can be easily stowed away indeed makes it the ultimate lightweight jackets for bikepackers.

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded cycling jacket

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded cycling jacket
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded cycling jacket

The Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket is a reasonably priced waterproof cycling jacket.

A double-layered 10K waterproof shell with taped seams and DWR treatment is all the protection you’ll need to stay dry in any kind of rain.

Reflective strips both front and back aid in being seen at night, and sleeve adjusters keep them in place when wearing gloves.

The hood is big enough to wear your helmet underneath, and 2 convenient hand pockets with waterproof zippers, make this an excellent addition to your cycling wardrobe.

Specifications women's commuter cycling jackets

Name
Price
Material
Weather protection
Pockets
Reflectiveness
Packable
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Castelli Commuter W Reflex cycling jacket
240 USD
3-layer allover reflex fabric
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered hand pockets
reflex fabric
no
Endura Women’s Urban Luminite II cycling jacket
160 USD
polyester
windproof, waterproof
1 zippered breast pocket w. 2 zippered hand pockets
large reflective panneling
no
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket
115 euros
Oxford polyester w. REPREVE mesh
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered hand pockets
R360 panneling
no
Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket
120 euros
5K R360 fabric w. REPREVE mesh
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pockets and 1 lower back pocket
R360
no
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor cycling jacket
130 euros
5K R360 fabric w. REPREVE mesh
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pockets
R360
no
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
304 euros
Elite™ 3-Layer ripstop fabric w. DWR-free PFC
windproof, waterproof
1 breast pocket with audio port w. zippered back pocket
3M reflective strips on arms and arms
no
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
149 euros
Artex™ 2.5-layer fabric
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered hand pockets
3M reflective strips on front and back
no
POC W’s Signal All-Weather cycling jacket
350 euros
20K ripstop fabric
windproof, waterproof
2 stow hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocket
none
yes
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded cycling jacket
150 USD
Performance 2-layer 10K fabric w. DWR treatment
windproof, waterproof
2 zippered hand pockets
BioViz® striping
no

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