Best waterproof and breathable cycling trousers 2024: a round up of bicycle pants for commuting

Our pick of the best waterproof and breathable cycling trousers to protect your lower half when commuting and riding in wet weather

Image shows a person riding in some of the best bicycle commuter pants
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If you’re commuting to work regularly, investing in a pair of the best waterproof trousers makes a great deal of sense. Worn over regular trousers or cycling shorts, they’ll keep your legs protected from the rain and the wind. 

Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.