Ugh, it's only the beginning of September and already the sun seems like a distant memory, as grey clouds start to become the norm and clear visors start making more and more appearances.
But that doesn't mean riding season is over. Riding kit is better than ever at keeping the elements out so you can keep riding all year round..
Here are top five waterproof jackets just for you
ARMR Moto Kiso Jacket - £109.99 RRP
The cheapest waterproof motorcycle jacket on the list but also one of the best in our humble opinion.
Made from a 600D outershell with a waterproof Dry-Tek liner this jacket is excellent when you’re looking for something to keep you nice and dry whilst riding.
The jacket sports CE approved armour in the shoulders, elbows and can happily support additional chest and back protectors. In addition it will also keep you warm during the colder months with a thermoline insulating layer that can be easily removed when the weather starts to warm up.
Possibly the best news is that if you buy this through the MCN Shop we will throw in a free pair of compatible Dojo Hara Jeans that are also waterproof and offer the protection you’ve come to expect, but you'll have to be quick!
Our customers love this jacket – giving it 4.5*s in the MCN Shop.
RST Blade Sport 2 Textile Jacket - £149.99
The excellent RST Blade Sport 2 Textile Jacket is great if you’re looking for a comfortable fitting waterproof jacket.
The jacket uses RST’s sport/street fit template and features a fixed waterproof and breathable SinAqua membrane to keep the worst of the weather out.
As an added bonus it also includes a thermal lining for cold winter days that can be removed in the warmer months.
The jacket also protects with a back protector as standard and CE certified armour at the shoulders and elbows.
A popular jacket with our customers – awarding this 5*s in the MCN Shop.
Alpinestars Andes Drystar Textile Jacket - from £165.18
So then we move to the mid-range waterproof motorcycle jackets – starting with the Alpinestars Andes Drystar Textile Jacket.
The proof really is in the name – the jacket is made using Drystar Waterproof and breathable membrane with a reinforced poly-fabric construction.
Ideally made for touring this jacket is built to last with CE approved Bio-Armour in the elbows and shoulders as well as additional pockets for chest and back body armour.
In addition, the jacket comes with a thermal liner that can be used in the cold months but removed when the weather heats up. With additional vents that can be open or closed – according to weather conditions, it’s perfect for all-year-round rides.
With an impressive 5*s in the MCN Shop who are we to argue?
Richa Bonneville Textile Jacket - £199.99 RRP
Looking for something a little more retro yet waterproof? Then look no further!
The Richa Bonneville Textile Jacket brings together the vintage, retro look with all the modern features you’ve come to expect from 21st Century technology.
This excellent jacket is made from original millerain fabric and wax cotton construction with a breathable membrane and removable thermal lining for colder weather.
The jacket also includes CE approved elbow and shoulder armour as well as an additional pocket for back protection.
If you have a little more money to spend and want something that oozes a certain amount of, dare we say it, sophistication; then this jacket is for you.
With 4.5*s in the MCN Shop we’re proud to recommend it to you.
Weise Hydra WP Jacket - £299.99 RRP
OK – this is the odd one out… why? Well just look at it – it’s a leather waterproof motorcycle jacket for a start!
But oddly enough an excellent waterproof if you want something that looks a little more modern and looks cool.
Made from 1.2mm – 1.4mm Monaco Performance leather and removable, fully-internal waterproof lining this relatively compact looking jacket comes with some surprising extras!
With CE approved back, shoulder and elbow armour, a removable 120-gram thermal lining and neoprene finish to the collar and cuffs this jacket is perfect for any weather.
It even has waterproofed zipped venting and breathable vents in the chest and back.
Yes, it is pricier than some of the others but we would be amiss if we didn’t include this superb jacket – and with 5*s in the MCN Shop our customers agree.