In this post we present, for your convenience, quick links to our most popular posts on waterproof cycling gear. This includes waterproof cycling jackets and cycling pants. We have also included a link to our top post on cycling balaclavas to keep your head warm while cycling in the fall and winter. Plus we offer advice on finding decent winter cycling gloves. We hope this post will be a handy reference point for you to quickly find the information you need to be able to cycle in comfort this fall and winter.
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- Best Waterproof Cycling Gear for Men and Women
- Best Waterproof Cycling Gear: 7 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Pants for Men and Women
- Top Quality Waterproof Cycling Gear: 9 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Jackets for Men and Women, 2020
- Best Waterproof Cycling Gear: 7 of the Best Cycling Balaclavas to Keep Your Head Warm this Winter
- Best Waterproof Cycling Gear for Women: 7 of the Best Women’s Cycling Jackets, 2020 – Waterproof and Windproof
Best Waterproof Cycling Gear for Men and Women
This post includes reviews and videos to help you find the best waterproof cycling jacket. We have laser focused on our two top picks – a Gore jacket, and a Showers Pass jacket.
Waterproof Cycling Pants
This post also compares two of the very best cycling pants for your money – the Gore Bike Wear Pants, and the Showers Pass Transit Cycling pants.
We tracked down the best possible cycling gloves for bad weather, and included reviews of them.
And of course, no post on cycling gear in bad weather would be complete without information about the best cycling balaclavas. Our top picks here included the Gore Bike Wear mask, and the versatile Weatherneck System balaclava.
Best Waterproof Cycling Gear: 7 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Pants for Men and Women
In this post, we use a chart, reviews, and videos to compare 7 of the best waterproof cycling pants. Cycling pants are essential for cycling comfort. But most are not cheap, and you will have them for a long time, so it is essential to do your research and make sure you get the best cycling pants for your needs. This post includes an explanation of the technology that is used to make pants that are both waterproof and breathable.
Once again, Gore and Showers Pass came out on top!
Top Quality Waterproof Cycling Gear: 9 of the Best Waterproof Cycling Jackets for Men and Women, 2020
This very detailed post compares 9 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, including men’s cycling jackets and women’s jackets. We start with a chart comparing 9 of the best waterproof cycling jackets, then we have reviews of each jacket, plus videos, and we wrap it all up with a lot of important information about cycling jackets, including how waterproofness and breathability work, and the difference between fleece, softshell, and hardshell jackets.
These two jackets were our top picks:
Best Waterproof Cycling Gear: 7 of the Best Cycling Balaclavas to Keep Your Head Warm this Winter
Like it says, this page lists our picks for 7 of the best cycling balaclavas to keep your head warm when cycling in winter. All of these balaclavas will help to keep you warm during your cold-weather bike rides. The best one is just $8 on Amazon right now! For more choices, check out the page!
Best Waterproof Cycling Gear for Women: 7 of the Best Women’s Cycling Jackets, 2020 – Waterproof and Windproof
This post with videos compares 7 of the very best women’s cycling jackets, including both windproof and waterproof jackets. Usually the only difference between men’s and women’s cycling jackets is that women’s cycling jackets are designed to have a more women-specific fit. This is important, because most cycling jackets are quite form-fitting. This is to make them aerodynamic at speed.
This long post has a chart comparing 7 of the best women’s cycling jackets. Then the 7 best jackets are listed, with details about what makes them a good buy. Then, Maggie explains the differences between windproof and waterproof jackets (also known as softshell and hardshell jackets, respectively).
Below are Maggie’s top two choices:
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I notice the Gore and Showers Pass items keep recurring. They are more expensive, but they are better, IMHO. I went for a cheap jacket on Amazon because it had hundreds of good reviews, and it never worked well even once at keeping me dry on rainy rides, so I did learn my lesson the hard way. Should be wet way. Anyway, now I will not buy anything but Showers’ Pass. Gore is SP has gone out of stock, as they do have a bad habit of doing that, or just suddenly they discontinue a line.
Average Joe Cyclist says
Hi Dave, thanks for commenting. Yes, I agree. About 16 years ago Maggie and I were just about to do a group ride in Vancouver. The weather forecast was for heavy rain. I was packing in my cheap rain jacket. Maggie said to me, that is not going to do it. Let’s stop by the bike shop and you can get yourself a decent jacket. Well, I had been a single dad for years by then (this was just after I met her), and I was NOT used to spending more than the bare minimum on clothes for myself. So when the jacket had a price tag of $300, I felt a bit nauseous, to be honest. Two things decided me: I had only just met Maggie a few months before, and I did not want to look cheap. Also, the sales clerk told me that if I got wet on the ride, I could return the jacket on my way home. Sold! Anyway, that was the beginning of a new era for me. I stayed dry during the ride (upper half, anyway – I was still wearing cheap rain pants). Of course, I kept the jacket, and it lasted through several rainy winters. And I have never cheaped out on rain gear again, whether for cycling or hiking. It is just not worth it.