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Best Reflective Cycling Jackets [Top 3 Waterproofs for Men + Women]

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Obviously, the importance of reflective jackets lies in their visibility – wear any good one and you’ll leave nothing to chance as you cycle through those dark mornings and nights. No pedestrian or road user won’t see you, that’s for sure.

With a reflective jacket, cycling is far more stress-free, if not always providing the most stylish appearances. But have no fear, for no longer are they made solely to serve their primary purpose.

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Plenty of new designs are as high in performance as they are in style and fashion. Still waterproof, still breathable, still clearly visible, but equally satisfying from an aesthetics point of view, too.

We’ll look at six of the best reflective cycling jackets here – three each for men and women:

Looking for women’s jackets? Click here to skip straight to them.

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Top 3 Reflective Cycling Jackets for Men

Best Style
Best Visibility
Proviz Men's Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket Proviz - Silver/Reflective, Medium, Silver (Argenté/Gris Réfléchissant), Medium
Best Value
Trespass Men's Zig Active Jacket, Silver Reflective, L UK
Rapha Commuter Jacket
Proviz Reflect360 Reflective Cycling Jacket
Trespass Zig Active Reflective Cycling Jacket
Best Style
Rapha Commuter Jacket
Best Visibility
Proviz Men's Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket Proviz - Silver/Reflective, Medium, Silver (Argenté/Gris Réfléchissant), Medium
Proviz Reflect360 Reflective Cycling Jacket
Best Value
Trespass Men's Zig Active Jacket, Silver Reflective, L UK
Trespass Zig Active Reflective Cycling Jacket


Best Men’s Hi Vis Jackets for Cycling

1. Rapha Men’s Commuter Jacket

PHOTO CREDIT: RAPHA

The ultimate stylish commuter jacket

  • 2.5 layer fabric with waterproof membrane (inc. waterproof zip)
  • Welted zip pockets for essentials
  • Reflective polka-dot Rapha design at bottom of rear, visible even beneath a backpack

Available in nine different colours including ‘bright orange’ and ‘high-vis pink’, and in six sizes, this fully reflective cycling jacket is ideal for riding to work in damper conditions.

With a less extreme riding position than most others, this jacket is made of durable, lightweight materials with a hydrophobic membrane, while all seams are sealed to keep water out. Plus, the inside of the fabric boasts a dry touch print, so your comfort won’t be compromised when you start sweating.

It’s also breathable thanks to its integrated mesh back yoke, and comes with a full-length waterproof zip and a hood which can easily be worn underneath a helmet, and has a reflective retention strap for visibility when not in use.

That’s not all – it also has a reflective gradient dot print on the tail, perfect for sitting underneath a backpack to be right in the eyeline of other drivers and pedestrians. What’s more, it’s adjustable, thanks to its elastic hem and integrated hood drawcord – another handy feature in a downpour.

They also have a similar ‘lightweight’ model for you to check out if less heavy coats are more your thing.

Amazing Style + Features

A simply stunning, lightweight, waterproof jacket with reflective detailing that also looks good in urban settings.

Available in lots of colours, including brown, black, dark green, dark yellow, orange, pink, chartreuse, navy blue and dark olive.



2. Proviz Men’s Reflect360 Reflective Cycling Jacket

PHOTO CREDIT: PROVIZ

A jacket that simply can’t be missed

  • 100% reflective outer shell
  • Waterproof 5000mm (inc. waterproof zip)
  • Built-in air vents, adjustable cuffs and chest and back pockets

A machine-washable, polyester cycling jacket, this is high on protection and even higher on comfort.

The fabric used for the REFLECT360 range is a modest grey in daylight, but when picking up an external light source at night (e.g. from car headlights), offers so much in the way of reflectivity.

And through millions of extremely reflective, minuscule glass beads, its materials can repel up to 5,000 mm of precipitation, while its taped inner seams also stop water breaking through the sewing lanes.



3. BUDGET: Men’s Trespass Zig Active Reflective Cycling Jacket (£43.99)

PHOTO CREDIT: TRESPASS

You don’t need to spend a fortune to be seen

  • Fully reflective
  • Wind and water resistant
  • Two zip pockets

Finally, a more affordable design but one which certainly doesn’t lack in style or reflectivity, this Trespass jacket has a bundle of features to keep you looking cool and feeling dry.

Made of 100 per cent polyester, this Zig jacket comes with a Tricot chin guard, as well as elasticated binding at the collar, cuffs and the hem. It’s ideal for running, cycling or walking, ensures full reflection, and is both water and wind-proof.

Trespass Zip Active Jacket
  • Water resistant and windproof and Full reflective fabric
  • Fully reflective fabric
  • Two zip pockets


Top 3 Women’s Hi-Vis Jackets for Cycling

Best Visibility
Proviz Women's REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Jacket Hi Visibility Reflective Cycling Coat
Best Style
Best Value
Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Womens Waterproof Jacket - Breathable Ladies Coat, Taped Seams, Reflective Trims Rain Jacket - For Autumn, Cycling, Running Bright Pink 6
Proviz Women’s Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket
Rapha Women's Commuter Jacket
Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Pink Ladies Cycling Jacket
Best Visibility
Proviz Women's REFLECT360 Waterproof Cycling Jacket Hi Visibility Reflective Cycling Coat
Proviz Women’s Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket
Best Style
Rapha Women's Commuter Jacket
Best Value
Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Womens Waterproof Jacket - Breathable Ladies Coat, Taped Seams, Reflective Trims Rain Jacket - For Autumn, Cycling, Running Bright Pink 6
Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Pink Ladies Cycling Jacket


Best Women’s Reflective Cycling Jackets

1. Proviz Women’s Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket (£89.99)

PHOTO CREDIT: PROVIZ

A jacket that simply can’t be missed

  • 100% reflective outer shell
  • Waterproof 5000mm (inc. waterproof zip)
  • Built-in air vents, adjustable cuffs and chest and back pockets

Like the Proviz men’s jacket, this coat is a typical grey in daylight, but offers fantastic reflectivity once it picks up a source of light from elsewhere during the dark hours.

This waterproof polyester jacket has an entirely reflective outer shell and in-built air vents on the front, under the arms and on the shoulders/back to enhance breathability. It also offers a fleece-line collar and inside mesh lining for extra comfort, an adjustable waistband and Velcro cuff, and a waterproof storm zip.

And when you get too warm, no problem – the ventilation flap in the back of the jacket lets hot air out, making it still an ideal choice for cycling in on hot, humid days. Its 30 cm zips under each arm also help this cause in that they can be opened to increase air flow.

Proviz Women’s Reflect 360 Cycling Jacket
  • The Times: "Offers incredible reflectivity" -- The REFLECT360 cycling jacket is the world's first to be designed using a 100% reflective outer-shell. The jacket's high quality material is designed to...
  • Utilising millions of tiny, highly reflective glass beads, the innovative material used for the REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket is exceptionally waterproof (5,000mm) and has taped inner seams to prevent...
  • The REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket has a soft cotton mesh lining which acts as a climate control mechanism. The mesh increases airflow by maintaining separation between your skin/shirt and the outer layer...


2. Rapha Women’s Commuter Jacket (£100)

PHOTO CREDIT: RAPHA

The ultimate stylish commuter jacket for ladies

  • 2.5 layer fabric with waterproof membrane (inc. waterproof zip)
  • Welted zip pockets for essentials
  • Reflective polka-dot Rapha design at bottom of rear, visible even beneath a backpack

Another which also offers an alternative ‘lightweight’ model if that’s more up your street, this is a stylish, highly visible waterproof reflective cycling jacket perfect for any commuter.

Available in five colours including the bright ‘chartreuse’ or ‘high-vis pink’ and six different sizes, this coat has virtually all of the same perks as its male counterpart mentioned above offered.

Durable, lightweight, with a waterproof zip and a versatile hood, it boasts that same reflective gradient dot print on the trail, the same elasticated hem and that same integrated hood drawcord to keep your stylish jacket equally dry.

Simply stunning

A simply stunning, lightweight, waterproof jacket with reflective detailing that also looks good in urban settings.

Available in lots of colours, including black, dark green, yellow pink, chartreuse and dark olive.



3. Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Pink Ladies Cycling Jacket (£39.99)

PHOTO CREDIT: MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE

You don’t need to spend a fortune to be seen

  • Fully reflective
  • Wind and water resistant
  • Two zip pockets

Last but not least, we have this Mountain Warehouse ladies’ reflective cycling jacket to recommend, available in both bright pink and in yellow, and another which ticks virtually every box in this field.

Made entirely of polyester, its high reflective fabric will make you unmissable in the dark, and its mesh lining only improves its breathability by allowing air to pass through it far easier.

Plus, it’s got its own zipper and is machine-washable, which is always a bonus.

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Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline Women’s Hi-Vis Jacket
  • IsoDry - Waterproof & breathable material allows moisture out & prevents rain getting in
  • Waterproof - Tested to 3,000mm,
  • Taped Seams - All seams are taped to make this item fully waterproof


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