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The top 10 best women’s bright cycling jackets

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

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.

Gore Wear Tempest jacket

Gore Wear Tempest jacket
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

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.

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.

Inbike Outdoor jacket

Inbike Outdoor jacket
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

Pearl Izumi Quest Barrier Convertible jacket
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

Pearl Izumi BioViz Barrier 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 women’s bright cycling jackets

NamePriceMaterialWeather ProtectionPocketsReflectivenessPackableRemovable SleevesBuy at Amazon
Castelli Commuter W Reflex jacket240 USD3-layer allover reflex fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsreflex fabricnonolink
Gore Wear Tempest jacket170 USDGORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER w. fleece backwindproof, water resistant3 rear pocketsreflective strips on armsnonolink
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
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
Inbike Outdoor jacket65 USDsoftshellwindproof, water resistant2 zippered hand pocketsreflective logo and strips on backnonolink
Pearl Izumi Quest Barrier Convertible jacket130 USDBarrier ripstop fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, water resistant2 zippered hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocketBioViz stripingnoyeslink
Pearl Izumi BioViz Barrier jacket130 USDPolyester ripstop fabric w. PI Dry technologywindproof, water resistant1 zippered back pocketBioViz printnonolink