Which waterproof clothing provides sufficient protection from rain on bike?
The waterproof cycling jacket is the classic waterproof garment on bike. Depending on the cycling discipline it is wider or tighter, features a hood or a high stand-up collar. It can be extremely lightweight and transparent for competitions or robust for longer tours. The waterproof jacket is the core item of your waterproof cycling outfit. Our premium waterproof road bike jackets are extra light, extremely breathable, highly elastic and tight fitting and of course 100% waterproof.
Waterproof jackets for MTB, tour and city in contrast are less elastic, feature a wider cut and are heavier. But this way they offer more stow-away space, more functionality and perhaps a hood. Waterproof jackets by Vaude are compelling due to their sustainable production, colourful and high grade fabrics and functional materials. Waterproof jackets by Endura are the result of long years of experience from the Scottish Highlands for the development of very robust and functional waterproof cycling clothing. Gore produces high tech Gore waterproof jackets as well as jackets for MTB, tour and day to day life. The Gore-Tex membrane is known worldwide and used in the most diverse waterproof products.
Waterproof cycling trousers are indispensable as protection from rain on bike because the front of your legs relentlessly face both headwind and rain. Since sports bikes do not feature mudguards protecting your lower back from spray is crucial. Classic waterproof trousers are mere pull-over trousers. Specifically recommendable: Waterproof trousers by Vaude which are available in different leg lengths because even on top of bib shorts rain shorts which keep off water and dirt absolutely make sense.
Rain ponchos are popular rain garments for cycling in the city. They are lightweight, easy to put on, cover your head, torso, arms, thighs and even a backpack. But they do not offer rotection from spray from below and can easily flutter in the wind.
The waterproof overall is an innovation in mountainbike cycling clothing. In nasty weather conditions or on muddy courses you simply pull over the rain suit and it offers on bike protection from both rain and dirt. It stays well in place, does not flutter, everything fits perfectly!