Best waterproof motorcycle jackets

Bike jackets that keep you dry can take lots of forms – touring, sports style or casual – here are some of the best

Riding a motorbike in the rain

by Justin Hayzelden |

If you want the best waterproof bike protection, obviously you need a dedicated, purpose-designed oversuit or set of all-season textiles. But if they’re too cumbersome or not necessary for the type of riding you do – a short Sunday blast or quick pop into town, for example – then there are plenty of other waterproof motorcycle jackets that are more stylish and practical.

For integrated jackets, you should look for the usual CE rating, from B to AAA (lowest to highest respectively) and for CE-approved armour, Level-1 and (better) Level-2 in at least the elbows and shoulders and ideally, with a back protector too.

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If you’re looking for a pure waterproof over jacket, then you won’t expect to find any of these, just a layer to keep water out and prevent you from getting cold and wet.

But what’s currently available? How much do they cost? And what do you get for your money? Here’s our current pick of waterproof motorcycle jackets.

All season laminated waterproof jacket with Outlast thermal liner, zip ventilation and CE armour.

Weise Outlast Frontier jacket, black with silver detail on arms

Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar Textile Motorcycle Jacket has been designed using Drystar

Alpinestars Andes V3 Drystar

AA-rated textile jacket with removable thermal liner and breathable water- and windproof membrane.

Buse Murano in black and white

All season armoured waterproof textile jacket.

Held 4 toruing jacket, black with silver grey details

Waterproof year-round classic look dry waxed jacket with removable thermal liner.

Oxford Heritage Tech 1.0 jacket i olive green with black shoulder and elbows

This sporty, stylish jacket from prestige, leading Italian motorcycle clothing brand Dainese

Dainese Super Rider D-Dry

Part of RST's textile jacket range, the GT features CE level two armour in the shoulders, elbows

RST GT CE jacket in black

This leather jacket from Weise is an excellent waterproof option if you want something that looks

Weise Hydra WP Jacket

Sometimes the best solution to having waterproof bike wear is simply to stash either in a rucksack

Oxford Rainseal All Weather Over Jacket

From quality, respected, stylish Italian motorcycle clothing brand Alpinestars, this mid-range

Alpinestars Stella T-Jaws V3 Waterproof Textile Jacket

Another over jacket, which acts as emergency waterproof overwear if caught out in the rain, but

Scott Ergonomic Pro Rain Jacket

Before you laugh, thinking we've lost our minds, this stylish retro leather from Spada is not only

Spada Wyatt

Classic, vintage-look 'waxed-cotton' style jackets are a great option for those wanting a stylish

Bikers Gear Australia Trail Blazer

If you're a sportsbike rider, trackday addict or even a racer it might seem that your waterproof

Held Wet Race Jacket

If your preference in motorcycle gear is for the lightweight, urban, 'streetfighter' style you

Merlin Covert Camo Wax Cotton Jacket

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