In this blog I’m going to focus on the best women’s reflective cycling jackets.
There are two categories of cycling jackets to increase visibility, and a jacket can fall into both of them.
The first category is bright jacket colors. Black is nice, but definitely won’t increase visibility in low light conditions. Neon orange or yellow will, and it’s up to you whether or not you choose safety over design, because walking around in neon colors is not for everybody.
The second category is reflective elements or panels. And some brands go all out in this category, even going so far as making the entire jacket light up as a christmas tree when caught in the headlights.
Whatever fits your personal needs when it comes to being seen in the dark, you’ll be able to find it in this overview of the best women’s reflective cycling jackets.
Castelli Dinamica jacket
The Castelli Dinamica jacket is one of the most stylish premium cycling jackets worth your money.
Form-fitting and flattering, this performance-oriented cycling jacket will keep you warm and dry in sub-zero temperatures.
Made from GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast fabric, the jacket offers extreme levels of wind protection and insulation, with more than adequate protection against the occassional rain shower.
3 rear pockets helps you carry around the things you need, and large reflective panels on each arm the front and rear helps you be seen in low-light conditions.
Available in more colors than your standard black, it’s one of the best-looking, high quality, premium cycling jackets on the market.
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
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
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 CRS Plus jacket
Pearl Izumi BioViz Barrier jacket
The Pearl Izumi BioViz Barrier jacket is one of the most unique reflective cycling jackets.
Made from polyester ripstop fabric w. PI Dry technology, the jacket is windproof with strong water-repellant characteristics.
The entire surface of the jacket has a diamond-shaped reflective pattern made from BioViz reflective material. It basically is your standard reflective material made into a pattern.
The pattern is hardly noticeable in daylight but works like a charm at night.
Specifications best women’s reflective cycling jackets
|Name||Price||Material||Weather Protection||Pockets||Reflectiveness||Packable||Removable Sleeves||Buy at Amazon|
|Castelli Dinamica jacket||230 USD||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast||windproof, water resistant||3 rear pockets||Reflective panels on front with reflective labels on back||no||no||link|
|Endura Women’s Urban Luminite II jacket||160 USD||polyester||windproof, waterproof||1 zippered breast pocket w. 2 zippered hand pockets||large reflective panneling||no||no||link|
|Proviz Nightrider 2.0 jacket||115 euros||Oxford polyester w. REPREVE mesh||windproof, waterproof||2 zippered hand pockets||R360 panneling||no||no||link|
|Proviz REFLECT360 jacket||120 euros||R360 fabric w. REPREVE mesh||windproof, waterproof||2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pockets and 1 lower back pocket||R360||no||no||link|
|Proviz REFLECT360 CRS Plus jacket||190 euros||R360 CRS Plus fabric w. REPREVE mesh||windproof, waterproof||2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pockets and 1 lower back pocket||R360 CRS Plus||no||no||link|
|Pearl Izumi BioViz Barrier jacket||130 USD||Polyester ripstop fabric w. PI Dry technology||windproof, water resistant||1 zippered back pocket||BioViz print||no||no||link|