In this blog I’m going to list the best women’s bright cycling jackets.
As it’s getting dark sooner you still want to remain clearly visible on a bicycle. And a lot cycling brands cater to this requirement with brightly colored cycling jackets and reflective elements.
Brands even go so far as to make entire panels of their jackets, or even the entirety of the cycling jacket fully reflective when light hits them.
Obviously a combination of these two, bright colors and reflective elements, ensure you can drive more safely at night, and no other road participant can accuse you of not clearly visible.
So with that out of the way, let’s see what’s on this overview of the best women’s bright cycling jackets.
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.
Gore Wear Tempest jacket
The Gore Wear Tempest jacket is a great-looking winter cycling jacket to keep you riding while temperatures are dropping below zero.
The cycling jacket is made from GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER and has a fleece back for increased insulation. And the fleece-lined close-fitting collar prevents air from sapping away heat.
With a road cycling oriented fit, the garment sits close to the body and aids a posture riding in the drops.
3 rear pockets is reminiscent of this style of cycling jackets, as are reflective strips on both arms and the rear.
In terms of functionality for deep winter riding in a relative affordable package, it ticks all the boxes.
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.
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
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 Outdoor jacket
The Inbike Outdoor jacket is an affordable yet well-made allround soft shell cycling jacket.
Featuring reflective elements, and 2 zippered hand pockets, this jacket will protect you from the cold and light rain.
A large droptail design makes it perfect for cycling in general and road cycling in particular.
You either hate or love the bright color scheme, but you can be sure that you increase your visibility when the sun goes down.
Pearl Izumi Quest Barrier Convertible jacket
The Pearl Izumi Quest Barrier Convertible jacket can be quickly turned into a warm cycling vest.
Made from durable Barrier ripstop fabric it’s been treated with a water-repellant coating, making it windproof and water-resistant.
Unlike other cyclng jackets with detachable sleeves, this one enables you to remove both ones which snap off and on.
There are multiple storage options with 2 hand pockets and a large rear back pocket to put the loose sleeves into.
When the sleeves are removed the rear back reveals a large mesh panel for increased ventilation.
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 women’s bright cycling jackets
|Name||Price||Material||Weather Protection||Pockets||Reflectiveness||Packable||Removable Sleeves||Buy at Amazon|
|Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket||240 USD||3-layer allover reflex fabric||windproof, waterproof||2 zippered hand pockets||reflex fabric||no||no||link|
|Gore Wear Tempest jacket||170 USD||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER w. fleece back||windproof, water resistant||3 rear pockets||reflective strips on arms||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|
|Showers Pass Elite 2.1 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||no||link|
|Showers Pass Syncline CC jacket||149 euros||Artex 2.5-layer fabric||windproof, waterproof||2 zippered hand pockets||3M reflective strips on front and back||no||no||link|
|Inbike Outdoor jacket||65 USD||softshell||windproof, water resistant||2 zippered hand pockets||reflective logo and strips on back||no||no||link|
|Pearl Izumi Quest Barrier Convertible jacket||130 USD||Barrier ripstop fabric w. DWR treatment||windproof, water resistant||2 zippered hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocket||BioViz striping||no||yes||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|