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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 droptail provides the protection against the elements.

Depending on what temperatures you’re willing to weather, double or triple-layered fabric construction provide 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 jacket

Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket
Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket

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 jacket

Endura Women's Urban Luminite II jacket
Endura Women's Urban Luminite II jacket

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’s 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 jacket

Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket

The Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket is the most affordable entry into this brand, which takes increased visibility more serious 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’s you carry along things like keys and your phone.

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

Proviz REFLECT360 jacket

Proviz REFLECT360 jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 jacket

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 jacket

Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor 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 travelling 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 jacket

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket

When the going get’s 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 droptail 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 jacket

Showers Pass Syncline CC jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC jacket

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 allround waterproof cycling jacket for the money.

POC W’s Signal All-Weather jacket

POC W's Signal All-Weather jacket
POC W's Signal All-Weather jacket

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 the the average other waterproof jacket. You can hang the packed jacket on your handlebars.

The jacket actually featuers 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 jacket

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded 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 best women’s commuter cycling jackets

NamePriceMaterialWeather ProtectionPocketsReflectivenessPackableRemovable SleevesBuy at Amazon
Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket240 USD3-layer allover reflex fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsreflex fabricnonolink
Endura Women’s Urban Luminite II jacket160 USDpolyesterwindproof, waterproof1 zippered breast pocket w. 2 zippered hand pocketslarge reflective pannelingnonolink
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket115 eurosOxford polyester w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsR360 pannelingnonolink
Proviz REFLECT360 jacket120 eurosR360 fabric w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pockets and 1 lower back pocketR360nonolink
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket130 eurosR360 fabric w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pocketsR360nonolink
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket304 eurosElite 3-Layer ripstop fabric w. DWR-free PFCwindproof, waterproof1 breast pocket with audio port w. zippered back pocket3M reflective strips on arms and armsnonolink
Showers Pass Syncline CC jacket149 eurosArtex 2.5-layer fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pockets3M reflective strips on front and backnonolink
POC W’s Signal All-Weather jacket350 euros20K ripstop fabricwindproof, waterproof2 stow hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocketnoneyesnolink
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket150 USDPerformance 2-layer 10K fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsBioViz stripingnonolink