Those of you who love riding your bike in the great outdoors, will know just how important a good waterproof cycling jacket can be. Without proper protection from wind and rain, a bike ride can lurch quickly from being a joyous experience to an absolute nightmare.
Of course, different types of bike rides require different types of waterproof jackets. And while not all of the jackets mentioned below are as versatile as one another, they do all combine fantastic protection from the elements with a recommended level of breathability.
Paramo Men’s Ciclo Jacket
We did a review on the Paramo Ciclo jacket back at the start of 2015 and concluded that it was a pretty good waterproof cycling jacket. Over a year and a half later and we’re still of the opinion that this jacket is a great option for people who like cycling in bad weather.
The sizing is generous on this product so you might need to step down a size for one appropriate for your body shape, but once you do this you’ll find yourself wearing a waterproof cycling jacket with a decent bike-friendly cut
Other features on this jacket include a hood that’s useful when it rains without being obtrusive when worn with a helmet. The fabric system is quiet, protective, and should keep you warm when you’re out and about. Factor in the clever, and easy-to-use, adjustable vents and you’ve got yourself a product that ticks a number of the boxes you want it to.
It’s non-adjustable hem and relative heaviness means it’s not perfect, but despite these minor issues we still think you should get this one on your shortlist asap. Ideal for cycling in winter.