The best commuter cycling jackets will be lightweight, breathable, waterproof and have lots of reflective elements to help you stand out. Unlike performance and club fit jackets, all the cycling jackets on this list are built specifically for commuting and daily wear. They have a slightly looser and more relaxed fit so you can fit under layers easily if the temperature drops.
When you’re on the trails, the weather can turn at a moment’s notice. Bringing along a versatile MTB jacket can make your ride much more comfortable. Mountain biking speeds are much slower that road cycling, so a focus on breathability and venting is more important for an MTB jacket than road jacket.
Extras such as a hood, waterproof pockets and reflective elements are good to look for in any cycling jacket.