Real Women Review: Waterproof Cycling Jackets

When we asked the endurance women who make up our online athlete community for their recommendations on the best waterproof cycling jackets, there was a clear winner . Read on for our RWR recommendations to help keep you dry on cycle days



“The GoreTex Shakedry has been my go-to jacket when it is raining and cold. I’ve worn it in torrential rain and it’s kept me dry, while the combination of elastic cuffs, fitted shape and longer back means that it stays in place.” – Vanessa (@triathlonness)


Price: £181.99

The Gore Shakedry is hands down the best kit purchase I’ve ever made. It’s 100% waterproof, windproof and the high zip and hood gives neck and headcover when it’s really hammering it down. I wear mine for mountain biking, road cycling and running through winter in all weathers.” – Tess (@fitbits_)

Price: £239.99

“I use the Gore Shakedry jacket for my wet winter rides. It’s extremely waterproof and stands up to harsh conditions. I was very hesitant about the price, but it’s proven to be worth every penny.” – This Bunny Runs

Rapha Women’s Core Rain Jacket II

Price: £100.00

“My favourite waterproof cycling jacket is hands down the Rapha rain jacket – it’s the bees bloody knees!” – San

The Rapha Core Rain Jacket has fully taped seams and an ‘AquaGuard’ zip for full waterproofing. It also has six ventilation holes under the armpits to allow heat to escape.

Vaude Sky Fly Waterproof Jacket

Price: £145.00

“The Vaude Sky Fly Jacket is light and waterproof. It even kept me dry and ‘cosy’ for Ironman Wales 2017’s bike leg. Also, Vaude has been very eco-conscious for years now which is a big plus.” – Sophie

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