Best waterproof treatments for your cycling jacket: rated and reviewed

Here's our pick of the best waterproof treatments and cleaning products for cycling jackets and other technical outer layers

Image shows cyclist riding in the wet and in need of the best waterproof treatments for cycling
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The best waterproof treatments for cycling jackets will help repel the rain to better help your jacket from wetting out in the heaviest downpours, keeping you drier and more comfortable.

It's a fact you don't want to hear, but even the best waterproof cycling jackets and the best waterproof cycling trousers will begin to work less effectively over time. That’s largely down to surface dirt or abrasion stopping the durable water resistant (DWR) layer on the outer surface working as intended, and to sweat and oils clogging the pores of an internal membrane barrier.

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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.