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The top 13 best men’s commuter cycling jackets

In this article I’m going to give you my top picks for the best men’s commuter cycling jackets.

I’m going to make a number of assumptions of what my experience of commuting is, and what elements should be present in a cycling jacket for just such a purpose.

First off, in general a commuter cycling jacket much have a loose enough fit to use something underneath, other than a tight fitting thermal shirt. This increases the flexibility of the jacket.

Since you might not want to travel as light as possible, a number of water-resistant pockets is also a great addition, and increases the garment’s usage.

I’ve chosen only fully waterproof cycling jackets with taped seams. That way, you can be assured you stay dry no matter what weather conditions you’re facing.

And bright colors and/or reflective elements also make sure you are high visible on busy hours on the road.

So with all that out of the way, let’s take a look at the overview of the best men’s commuter cycling jackets.

Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket

Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket
Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket

The Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket is a fairly lightweight, and packable waterproof jacket.

Made from GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus it features a durable outer shell, with a GORE-TEX membrane. In combination with water-resistant zippers and taped seams, it makes this cycling jacket waterproof.

The jacket packs into a tiny package, which makes it perfect to stow away in a pannier, bikepack, or backpack.

It’s hooded with enough space to cover an average-sized helmet.

It’s definitely not the cheapest but none of Gore’s products are. But its waterproof packability, makes this lightweight, breathable cycling jacket a serious contender for adventurous cyclists.

Gore Wear Lupra cycling jacket

Gore Wear Lupra cycling jacket
Gore Wear Lupra cycling jacket

The Gore Wear Lupra jacket is a high-quality, relaxed-fit option for a winter cycling jacket.

Made from a combination of GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER in the front and GORE selected fabrics in the back it’s a hooded option compatible with helmets.

The loose fit allows easy layering for increased insulation in an already durable and waterproof setup, with taped seams in the hood and shoulders.

Draw strings let’s you tighten the hood and hem to further protect you from the elements.

Long sleeves with pre-shaped elbows create the perfect fit when cycling and sit generously over your gloves. 2 zippered hand pockets finish this excellent design.

One of the best allround winter cycling jackets, flexible, versatile, and great-looking on and of the bike.

Endura Hummvee Waterproof cycling jacket

Endura Hummvee Waterproof cycling jacket
Endura Hummvee Waterproof cycling jacket

The Endura Hummvee Waterproof cycling jacket is a versatile, minimalistically designed, waterproof cycling jacket.

The garment has a 2-layer polyester ripstop with sealed seams and mesh liner. This means, it’s a non-insulated waterproof jacket for riding in cold weather temperatures.

A number of reflective elements, both front and back, aid in increasing your visibility while on the road.

The single zippered back pocket and easy-access zippered breast pocket, makes for an allround, great addition to your off-season cycling wardrobe.

Endura Urban Luminite II cycling jacket

Endura Urban Luminite II cycling jacket
Endura Urban Luminite II cycling jacket

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

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling 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 Transit CC cycling jacket

Showers Pass Transit CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Transit CC cycling jacket

The Showers Pass Transit CC cycling jacket is more than your average pack-and-stow jacket.

With Artex 3-layer fabric and DWR-free PFC treatment you get all the weather protection you need, in a fairly lightweight package, that’s extremely breathable, and has enough pockets to put away your keys and the like.

A reflective droptail with reflective bars on cuffs means you’re seen in low-light condtions and underlines its excellent use for daily commuting and bikepacking.

Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket

Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling 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.

Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket

Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket
Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket

In an industry where premium brands vie for making the most expensive cycling garments you can think of, the Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket is a breath of fresh air.

For a decent enough price you get a 10K lightweight polyester shell with fully taped seams, which makes this an excellent waterproof addition to your cycling wardrobe.

It’s single downside is the hood is not fully compatible with your average helmet, which relegates this jacket to helmetless commuting or bikepacking (my hope is any trail rider wears a helmet).

2 zippered hand pockets and reflective striping finishes this otherwise pretty allround and great design for a waterproof cycling jacket.

POC Signal All-weather cycling jacket

POC Signal All-weather cycling jacket
POC Signal All-weather cycling jacket

The POC 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.

POC Haven Rain cycling jacket

POC Haven Rain cycling jacket
POC Haven Rain cycling jacket

The POC Haven Rain cycling jacket is one of the best high quality, waterproof, lightweight cycling jackets worth your money.

With a minimal 20K durable ripstop polyamide fabric the material itself won’t let the worst rain storm get through. The fabric is treated with a DWR coating and all seams are fully taped.

There’s a rule that sometimes the less product you get, the more expensive it is. That certainly goes for this premium rain cycling jacket. So be prepared to dig deep into your wallet to obtain this bit of Swedish high-tech weather protection.

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB cycling jacket

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB cycling jacket
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB 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 men’s commuter cycling jackets

NamePriceMaterialWeather ProtectionPocketsReflectivenessPackableRemovable SleevesBuy at Amazon
Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket230 USDGORE-TEX PACLITE Pluswindproof, waterproof2 zippered front pocketsreflective logosyesnolink
Gore Wear Lupra cycling jacket180 USDGORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER front w. GORE selected fabrics backwindproof, waterproof2 zippered front pocketsreflective strips on armsnonolink
Endura Hummvee Waterproof cycling jacket125 USD2-layer polyester ripstop w. sealed seams and mesh linerwindproof, waterproof1 zippered back pocket w. 1 zippered breast pocketreflective stripes and logos on back, shoulders and frontnonolink
Endura Urban Luminite II cycling jacket160 USDsoftshell fabric w. DWR treatment and sealed seamswindproof, waterproof1 zippered breast pocket w. 2 zippered hand pocketslarge reflective pannelingnonolink
Proviz Nightrider 2.0 cycling jacket100 eurosOxford polyester w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsR360 pannelingnonolink
Proviz Reflect360 Outdoor cycling jacket120 euros5K R360 fabric w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pocketsR360nonolink
Showers Pass Elite 2.1 cycling jacket298 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 Transit CC cycling jacket239 eurosArtex 3-layer fabric w. DWR-free PFCwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pockets w. 1 zippered breast pocketreflective droptail w. reflective bars on cuffsyesnolink
Showers Pass Syncline CC cycling jacket146 eurosArtex 2.5-layer fabric w. DWR-free PFCwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pockets3M reflective strips on front and backnonolink
Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket109 USD10K lightweight polyester shell w. taped seamswindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsreflective shoulder stripes and elements on backyesnolink
POC Signal All-weather cycling jacket350 euros20K ripstop fabric w. jersey linerwindproof, waterproof2 stow hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocketreflective front and back logosyesnolink
POC Haven Rain cycling jacket290 euros20K ripstop polyamide fabric w. DWR treatment and taped seamswindproof, waterproof1 zippered back pocketreflective front and back logosyesnolink
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB cycling jacket125 USDPerformance 2-layer 10K fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsBioViz stripingnonolink