Gearing up for winter cycling needn’t mean breaking the bank. This selection of women’s specific waterproof jackets for road cycling all come in under £100. Most of these will have fully taped seams, and a cut that’s designed to fit you well while riding down on the drops.
At under the £100 price point, most waterproof jackets will tend to be a more generic cycling cut, and are usually aimed at commuters with hi-viz colours and reflective patches galore. We’ve tried to search out the ones that are cut better for road riding, and with a few interesting colour options thrown in for good measure.
Of course, there are loads of other women’s specific waterproof jackets out there. Have a look at some hi-viz options, or if you want a more relaxed fit have a look at some waterproof commuter cycling jackets.
1. dhb Women’s EQ2.5 Waterproof Jacket
Coming in at just £59.99 (although it’s currently cheaper online, hint hint) this EQ2.5 jacket from dhb has the features you need to keep you dry, with the ‘medium-fitted’ cut allowing room for movement or additional warm layers. A drop tail, waterproof zipper and reflective details add value, as does the teflon coating which will help keep the road crud from staining it.
Price: RRP £59.99
More info: Wiggle
2. Altura Women’s Flite Jacket
A lightweight waterproof shell jacket that packs up small, the Flite Jacket from Altura is perfect for popping in your back pocket. It has an integrated rear pocket, and reflective detailing too.
More info: Altura
3. Vaude Women’s Drop Jacket III
Available in a veritable rainbow of colours, the Drop Jacket III from outdoor clothing brand Vaude is a light-weight packable waterproof shell that will stow in your back pocket, ready for deployment.
Price: RRP £90
More info: Vaude
4. Louis Garneau Evans Waterproof Jacket
A waterproof women’s cycling jacket based around the popular men’s Course Waterproof jacket on sale at Evans Cycles. This has a more relaxed fit that allows for layers and freedom of movement, and it packs away easily into its own rear pocket.
More info: Evans Cycles
5. Sugoi Women’s RPM Waterproof Jacket
A waterproof shell jacket with waterproof taped seams and waterproof zips for additional protection from the elements. It also has a drop tail to keep your rear end protected from the wet spray from your bike. We love the colour options: teal green and light blue join the usual hi-viz yellow on the lineup.
More info: Sugoi
6. Polaris Aqualite Extreme Ladies Waterproof Jacket
A waterproof jacket with fully taped seams for £49? Not bad at all! The women’s Aqualite Jacket from Polaris is also lightweight and packable, has a removable hood, and a front pocket.
More info: Polaris
7. Madison Oslo Women’s Waterproof Jacket
This jacket is less fitted and more toward the looser commuter fit, but it’s still waterproof. Available in a bright yellow or pink, it also has a reflective print over it to help make you more visible on the roads on dark evenings.
More info: Madison
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