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The top 20 best men’s packable cycling jackets

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

Based on your riding discipline, road, mountain, or commuting/bikepacking there are various options to choose from.

Packable jackets for roadies are the most lightweight, and can be stowed in back pockets of jerseys. The ones for anything other than road cycling offer more protection, a looser fit and more insulation in a number of options.

That has to do with the preference of each category as well as the needs. Mountain biking is less static and a loose fit jacket helps navigating winding single-tracks.

Road cyclists need to be able to grab and don a lightweight jacket on the fly. And since they ride on roads with other traffic, these garments usually feature reflective elements as well.

As for bikepacking, touring and commuting, these jackets feature the best of both. A generous fit for multi-layering, waterproof options, reflective elements, and a lot of cargo space.

I’ve added a table at the end of the article to help you figure out what’s what with respect to these garments, since there’s a lot to choose from.

So let’s head over to my overview of the best men’s packable cycling jackets.

Troy Lee Designs Shuttle cycling jacket

Troy Lee Designs Shuttle cycling jacket
Troy Lee Designs Shuttle cycling jacket

The Troy Lee Designs Shuttle jacket is a high-quality yet affordable packable cycling jacket.

As casual fitting jacket for both men and women, it provides the first layer of protection against colder temperatures, but is not water-resistant, let alone waterproof, which is reflected in the price.

The jacket has a single pocket located at the lower back. Ventilation openings at the underarms and back.

Flylow Davis cycling jacket

Flylow Davis cycling jacket
Flylow Davis cycling jacket

The Flylow Davis jacket is a very durable packable jacket made from Intuitive S/G Lite nylon ripstop fabric with a DWR-free PFC coating.

Made for both men and women it’s an affordable water-resistant jacket with a single, easy-to-reach zippered breast pocket.

Coming a variety of outdoor-oriented color-schemes, it’s a solid choice for casual-looking insurance against cold and rain.

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 C5 GORE-TEX Active cycling jacket

Gore Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active cycling jacket
Gore Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active cycling jacket

The Gore Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active cycling jacket is a minimal, performance-oriented, and very lightweight waterproof option.

As the name implies, the jacket is made from GORE-TEX Active fabric, which is extremely breathable, yet still waterproof.

With a single zippered back pocket the jacket can be stowed away inside itself, and can be carried around inside another jersey.

For those who want premium quality garment that can be easily carried with you.

Endura Pakajak cycling jacket

Endura Pakajak cycling jacket
Endura Pakajak cycling jacket

The Endura Pakajak cycling jacket is a packable cycling jacket you can stuff into your jersey for quick use.

Without any pockets it’s a minimal cycling jacket especially made to provide protection from wind-chill and a possible light shower, so don’t expect to be using this in freezing temperatures. That’s not what it’s meant for.

With a mesh ventilation underneath the arms, and a water-repellant treatment it provides carry-with-you protection when the weather becomes fickle.

Endura Hummvee Lite II cycling jacket

Endura Hummvee Lite II cycling jacket
Endura Hummvee Lite II cycling jacket

The Endura Hummvee Lite II cycling jacket combines a loose-fit design with excellent weather protection.

A 2-layer polyester ripstop with sealed seams and mesh liner means you get a windproof and waterproof cycling jacket, that allows for enough room to layer up.

This means it’s a flexible jacket for a variety of temperatures and weather conditions in an affordable package.

Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II cycling jacket

Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II cycling jacket
Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II cycling jacket

The Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II cycling jacket is as minimal as they come.

With a translucent, lightweight design and made from ExoShell20ST 20K fabric, the jacket is meant to do only one thing, which is offering on-the-fly protection from the rain.

Meant for road cyclist who want to travel light with a rain insurance that can be stuffed in a back stow pocket.

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.

Fox Racing Ranger Wind cycling jacket

Fox Racing Ranger Wind cycling jacket
Fox Racing Ranger Wind cycling jacket

The Fox Racing Ranger Wind jacket is an effective and stylish option to protect yourself against wind chill.

One of the more affordable options to obtain a cycling jacket, which is both windproof and protect you against light showers in the form of a DWR treated fabric.

2 zippered pockets ensure you’ve got the right amount of cargo space. And it’s lightweight and minimal enough to be stored in a jersey you can take this jacket with you as an insurance should the weather take a turn for the worse.

Budget-friendly, but still more than adequate enough to be a great allround option for cold-weather riding.

Fox Racing Ranger Wind Pullover cycling jacket

Fox Racing Ranger Wind Pullover cycling jacket
Fox Racing Ranger Wind Pullover cycling jacket

The Fox Racing Ranger Wind Pullover cycling jacket is a nice deviation from the norm of lightweight cycling jackets.

With a pullover-design, pash through pockets and a DWR treatment you get a well-protected and insulated piece of equipment that doubles as a stylish hoodie.

It’s hooded and helmet-compatible, making this one of the more stylish MTB-oriented cycling jacket in the market.

Fox Racing Howell Puffy cycling jacket

Fox Racing Howell Puffy cycling jacket
Fox Racing Howell Puffy cycling jacket

The Fox Racing Howell Puffy cycling jacket is one of the most casual-looking cycling jackets you can buy.

It forgoes the droptail design normally associated with cycling jackets to provide ample insulation in a polyester-filled jacket.

It doesn’t provide the best weather protection by a long shot, but that’s not always the most important requirement cyclists are looking for.

So if you’re looking for a well-insulated jacket that’ll still hold up in a quick shower you might look into this one.

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.

Craft Essence Light Wind cycling jacket

Craft Essence Light Wind cycling jacket
Craft Essence Light Wind cycling jacket

The Craft Essence Light Wind cycling jacket is a portable windbreaker you can easily stow away.

This means its meant for roadies that need ad-hoc protection when facing strong and cold headwinds.

Made from a polyester ripstop with a DWR treatment, it’s a pocketless water-repellant and windproof non-insulated pocketless cycling jacket.

Cheaper than many of the garments that fall into the same category.

POC Mantle Thermal hoodie

POC Mantle Thermal hoodie
POC Mantle Thermal hoodie

The POC Mantle Thermal hoodie is a great in-between cycling garment as summer moves into autumn and the temperature plummets.

Made from a double-layered 15K polyamide with fleece lining the hoodie features above-average stretching abilities into an already loose-fit. That means this hoodie feels fantastic and will give you all the freedom of movement you’ll need for tricky and technical trails in cold weather conditions.

Nylon also is more durable than polyester, the fabric of choice for many competing products.

And with a DWR treatment on top of tightly woven 15K fabric you don’t have to fear getting soaked because the garment has fantastic water-repellant characteristics.

Yes, unfortunately it comes only in black, which is a missed opportunity on POC’s side if you ask me, because I would’ve loved to don one of these with a color matching one of my bikes (blue, red, and orange please).

POC isn’t known for making cheap cycling apparel and this hoodie is no exception. And while last-you-a-lifetime might be a bit too much, this hoodie will surely last you longer than most.

POC Motion Wind cycling jacket

POC Motion Wind cycling jacket
POC Motion Wind cycling jacket

The POC Motion Wind cycling jacket is flexible cold-weather, windproof cycling jacket.

Made from nylon spandex fabric it’s very durable and has an excellent fairly loose fit.

It sits between jackets meant for MTB and road cycling, but could be used for both as well as for commuting and bikepacking.

With a long drop tail, reflective elements front and back, and a helmet-compatible hood it’s the perfect allround option that doesn’t hurt your wallet much.

POC Pure-lite Splash cycling jacket

POC Pure-lite Splash cycling jacket
POC Pure-lite Splash cycling jacket

The POC Pure-lite Splash cycling jacket is a high-quality, very well-made lightweight cycling jacket.

Made from a double-layered nylon spandex fabric it’s stretchy and comfortable, but still is tight-fitting enough to suit the aerodynamic needs of the average road cyclist.

Available in a number of colors, from your standard black to icy blue.

There’s no insulation apart from a liner in the collar, but the fabric holds of all the wind from getting through.

It makes for another high-quality entry in the packable stow-away-into-jersey windproof jackets category.

Giro Chrono Expert Wind cycling jacket

Giro Chrono Expert Wind cycling jacket
Giro Chrono Expert Wind cycling jacket

The Giro Chrono Expert Wind jacket is a solid choice if your looking for minimal protection you can quickly put away at any time.

Basically a packable water-repellant windbreaker, the jacket features nylon ripstop fabric with a DWR treatment.

The jacket doesn’t feature any pockets and needs to be stowed away into a separate bag.

The entire back is perforated, which is great for ventilation, but not so much to keep out the rain.

A great packable cycling jacket to keep you warm and offer some protection against the rain and wheel spray.

Giro Stow H2O cycling jacket

Giro Stow H2O cycling jacket
Giro Stow H2O cycling jacket

Should you want maximum protection in a lightweight package the Giro Stow H2O jacket is one of the best choices you can find.

With a 15K 2.5-layer polyester fabric with DWR treatment, this garment is waterproof, windproof and durable, and still somewhat affordable when compared to similar options.

It further adds to that flexibility in use, with 2 zippered hand pockets to stow away your stuff.

When not in use, pack it and stow it on your handlebars.

My personal pick for the best allround packable waterproof cycling jackets.

Leatt MTB AllMtn 2.0 V22 cycling jacket

Leatt MTB AllMtn 2.0 V22 cycling jacket
Leatt MTB AllMtn 2.0 V22 cycling jacket

The Leatt MTB AllMtn 2.0 V22 jacket is an affordable entry into a packable jacket with a decent amount of water resistance.

The 5K water-resistant fabric will keeps you dry through light and short showers, and has a hood you can pull over your helmet. The hood actually stays in place using a magnet.

2 zippered pockets let’s you take necessary items with you, like your phone and keys.

Offered in a single black version, it’s a clean-looking water-resistant and windproof jacket, which can fold into its own chest pocket.

Specifications men’s packable cycling jackets

NamePriceMaterialWeather ProtectionPocketsReflectivenessPackableRemovable SleevesBuy at Amazon
Troy Lee Designs Shuttle cycling jacket89 USDTLD Wind Resistant Ripstop Fabricwindproof1 lower back zippered pocketnoneyesnolink
Flylow Davis cycling jacket130 USDIntuitive S/G Lite nylon ripstop fabric w. DWR-free PFCwindproof, waterproof1 zippered breast pocketnoneyesnolink
Gore Wear Endure cycling jacket230 USDGORE-TEX PACLITE Pluswindproof, waterproof2 zippered front pocketsreflective logosyesnolink
Gore Wear C5 GORE-TEX Active cycling jacket220 USDGORE-TEX Activewindproof, waterproof1 back stow pocketreflective logos on both arms, chest and backyesnolink
Endura Pakajak cycling jacket75 USDNylon ripstop fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistantnonereflective elements front and backyesnolink
Endura Hummvee Lite II cycling jacket140 USD2-layer polyester ripstop w. sealed seams and mesh linerwindproof, waterproof1 zippered breast pocketreflective logos front and backyesnolink
Endura FS260-Pro Adrenaline Race Cape II cycling jacket110 USDExoShell20ST 20K fabricwindproof, waterproofnonereflective logos w. stripingyesnolink
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
Fox Racing Ranger Wind cycling jacket85 USDCordura ripstop fabric w. DWR finishwindproof, water resistant2 zippered hand pocketsreflective logoyesnolink
Fox Racing Ranger Wind Pullover cycling jacket100 USDpolyester ripstop w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistant2 zippered pass-through hand pocketnoneyesnolink
Fox Racing Howell Puffy cycling jacket100 USDPolyester shell w. polyester fillwindproof, water resistant2 zippered hand pocketsnoneyesnolink
Inbike Rain Hooded Waterproof cycling jacket109 USD10K lightweight polyester shell w. taped seamswindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsreflective shoulder stripes and elements on backyesnolink
Craft Essence Light Wind cycling jacket90 eurospolyester ripstop w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistantnonereflective elementsyesnolink
POC Mantle Thermal hoodie150 euros15K 2-layer polyamide w. fleece lining w. fluorocarbon-free DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistanteyewear holder w. zippered lower back pocketreflective elementsyesnolink
POC Motion Wind cycling jacket140 eurosNylon spandex fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistant1 zippered breast pocketreflective front logo and back stripesyesnolink
POC Pure-lite Splash cycling jacket120 eurosPolyamide stretch fabric w. fluorocarbon-free DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistant1 zippered back pocketreflective logosyesnolink
Giro Chrono Expert Wind cycling jacket120 USDNylon ripstop fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistantnonereflective strip on backyesnolink
Giro Stow H2O cycling jacket90 USD15K 2.5-layer polyester w. DWR treatmentwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pockets3M reflective logosyesnolink
Leatt MTB AllMtn 2.0 V22 cycling jacket130 USD5K w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistant2 zippered hand pocketsreflective elementsyesnolink