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The top 10 best womens waterproof cycling jackets with hoods

In this article I’m going to give you my top picks for the best womens waterproof cycling jackets with hoods.

It’s nice if you have a waterproof jacket, but if the rain keeps on hitting hard your face is going to bear the brunt of this in the long run. And if there’s one place water starts seeping in, it’s going to be your collar.

A hooded waterproof cycling jacket, and in this overview you’ll find the best jackets worth your money. Fully waterproof, taped seams, water-resistant zippers, and helmet compatible hoods make from a great waterproof cycling jacket a perfect waterproof cycling jacket.

Depending on your personal preference and usage requirements you have cycling jackets coming from the MTB industry, or more allround commuting and/or bikepacking oriented jackets. The difference between the two is fit, with MTB jackets usually more loose.

Another is the amount of reflectiveness, with allround options beating MTB-oriented jackets.

With that out of the way, let’s head over my list for the best womens waterproof cycling jackets with hoods.

Troy Lee Designs Descent jacket

Troy Lee Designs Descent  jacket
Troy Lee Designs Descent  jacket

The Troy Lee Designs Descent jacket is a great endurance jacket for both male and female cyclists who go out riding no matter what the weather looks like.

Like other premium waterproof cycling jackets, it features a 3-layer breathable 10K waterproof fabric. And the hood is compatible with most helmets out there.

A no-nonsense design offers a pretty tight fit. It ensures the jacket looks great, but if that’s not your thing make sure to size up.

Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket

Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor 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 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.

Fox Racing Ranger 2.5-Layer Water jacket

Fox Racing Ranger 2.5-Layer Water jacket
Fox Racing Ranger 2.5-Layer Water jacket

The Fox Racing Ranger 2.5-Layer Water jacket is a lightweight option for cold weather and wet conditions.

A great allround cycling jacket with 10K waterproof fabric and a helmet compatible hood. A bit more lightweight than the more expensive options from Fox Racing, the jacket is perfect for allround riding in less than ideal condtions.

Fox Racing clothing is well-designed and this form-fitting yet comfortable feeling jacket is no exception.

Fox Racing Ranger 3L Water jacket

Fox Racing Ranger 3L Water jacket
Fox Racing Ranger 3L Water jacket

The Fox Racing Ranger 3L Water jacket is an endurance-oriented performance cycling jacket for hard-riding female cyclists.

Fully 10K waterproof multi-layered fabric with taped seams, waterproof zippers and a hood and hem with draw strings, keeps the warmth in and the rain out as you ride anywhere, in any weather condition.

2 hand pockets, and a cinched design makes this both a gorgeous, funtional, and high-quality cycling product from one of the best brands in the business.

Fox Racing Pit Softshell jacket

Fox Racing Pit Softshell jacket
Fox Racing Pit Softshell jacket

The Fox Racing Pit Softshell jacket is another great soft shell jacket option, especially for those riders seeking extra protection from the elements.

A waterproof zipper closes the 3-layer tightly woven polyester shell. Protection from spray is added in the form of a hood and waterproof back.

2 zippered hand pockets let’s you carry around your necessities in well-designed soft shell jacket.

You don’t come across that many soft shell jackets with this level of weather protection.

Fox Racing Flexair Water jacket

Fox Racing Flexair Water jacket
Fox Racing Flexair Water jacket

The Fox Racing Flexair Water jacket is a premium, lightweight, race-oriented waterproof cycling jacket for adventurous riding.

10K waterproof ripstop polyester fabric with taped seams, and a helmet compatible hood ensure your protection against the weather at any time.

2 zippered hand pockets let you tow around necessities, and a pull cord keeps the hem close to your body to prevent heat from getting out, and spray from getting in.

It’s one of the most minimalistically designed high-quality waterproof cycling jackets.

POC W’s Signal All-Weather jacket

POC W's Signal All-Weather jacket
POC W's Signal All-Weather jacket

The POC W’s 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.

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket

Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded 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 womens waterproof cycling jackets with hood

NamePriceMaterialWeather ProtectionPocketsReflectivenessPackableRemovable SleevesBuy at Amazon
Troy Lee Designs Descent jacket189 USD3-layer breathable 10K waterproof fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsnonenonolink
Proviz REFLECT360 Outdoor jacket130 eurosR360 fabric w. REPREVE meshwindproof, waterproof2 zippered breast pockets w. 2 zippered hand pocketsR360nonolink
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
Fox Racing Ranger 2.5-Layer Water jacket140 USD10K 2.5-layer ripstop fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsnonenonolink
Fox Racing Ranger 3L Water jacket200 USD10K 2.5-layer ripstop fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsnonenonolink
Fox Racing Pit Softshell jacket140 USDsoftshellwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsnonenonolink
Fox Racing Flexair Water jacket230 USD10K 2.5-layer ripstop fabricwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsnonenonolink
POC W’s Signal All-Weather jacket350 euros20K ripstop fabricwindproof, waterproof2 stow hand pockets and 1 zippered back pocketnoneyesnolink
Pearl Izumi Monsoon WxB Hooded jacket150 USDPerformance 2-layer 10K fabric w. DWR treatmentwindproof, waterproof2 zippered hand pocketsBioViz stripingnonolink