Nowadays it feels like we're spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a jacket to get us through the winter cycling season. Is that a blessing or a curse? We think the former. With so many styles and performance features now available specifically for women, it gives you the chance to really pinpoint THE perfect jacket for your cycling needs.

So how should you choose?

Consider where you spend most of your time cycling and in what conditions. If you spend more time out on the roads in wet weather, you may want to choose a jacket that's built around rainy days in the saddle. Likewise if you're often found on blustery moorlands or chasing your cycling buddy downhills, windproof protection might be your priority.

If you're completely indecisive and just want something to get you through everything, a good all round jacket might be the best bet for you.

Here are some of this year's favourite picks...

Don't let the sight of rainfall ruin a perfectly good ride. Wear a jacket that's as happy in wet weather as a fish is in water. Check out our full collection of Waterproof and Shower Resistant jackets.

Endura Pro SL Shell

Fit: Close / Athletic, so no excess fabric to flap in the wind and slow you down.

Special feature: External gel pocket

Waterproofness: 20,000mm
Breathability: 40,000

£164

Castelli Perfetto

Available in more colours

Fit: Aero

Special feature: 4-way stretch with Gore Windstopper technology and water repellent finish. Gets wet but keeps you warm like a wetsuit!

£175

Proviz Reflect 360 CRS

Available in more colours

Fit: Relaxed, generous sizing

Great for commuting!

Special feature: 100% reflective outer

Waterproofness: 5,000mm

£129

The wind may be great for drying your washing, but it's only going to chill you through if you cycle into it without adequate windproof protection. Prevent yourself from shivering over the finish line with a windproof layer that insulates your core and keeps your temperature happy.

Endura SingleTrack Softshell

Available in more colours

Fit: Adjustable hem and cuffs

Windproof, breathable 3-layer softshell with a water repellent finish

Special feature: It's got a hood!

£99

Endura Windchill II

Available in more colours

Weather protective fabrics on the front and sleeves, and warm Roubaix fabrics on the back, side and underarms

Special feature: Zipped vents under the armpits

£89

Castelli Indispensabile Jacket

Available in more colours

Fit: Adjustable hem and cuffs

All-over Windstopper® 150 softshell. A luxury feel, with the best available performance.

Special feature: Polartec Thermal Pro high-loft fleece lining

£199

Sometimes it's just not cold enough for those all out winter layers. Cycle yourself through the interim period between seasons in a jacket that offers insulation without causing your body thermometer to pop.

Castelli Mortirolo 2 Jacket

Available in more colours

Fit: Close-to-body without being uncomfortably tight

recommended for temperatures above 6C exactly where you'll likely do most of your riding

Special feature: Warm, fleece back

£170

Primal Horizon Lightweight Jacket

Available in more colours

Fit: Drawstring waist, elastic cuffs, and comfortable sport fit.

The perfect layering piece for unpredictable or cooler days

Special feature: Microfleece lined collar

£56

Fierlan Bright Yellow Jacket

Fit: Stretch side panels in black - optically slimming

Water resistant and windproof

Special feature: Beautifully bright!

£160

If you're budgeting for one jacket this season, choose one that offers features that protect you from a multitude of conditions. Hey, you could even wear it for walking the dog!

Endura FlipJak Reversible Jacket

Available in more colours

Two jackets in one! Lightweight, insulated and showerproof

Special feature: Insulated with PrimaLoft®

£119

Endura Luminite 4-in-1 Jacket

Removable inner fleece lining, waterproof & breathable outer, highly reflective

Special feature: Built in flashing LED light

£149

We can excuse the weather for its unpredictability, but there's no excuse for setting off without an emergency jacket. You'll be thankful to have if the wind suddenly changes direction or the rainclouds roll in.

Endura Packajak II

Available in more colours

Ultra-packable windproof layer

Special feature: Has its own tiny stuff sack

£45

Showers Pass Double Century RTX Waterproof

Available in more colours

Fit: Cinch cord at the hem

Fully waterproof, windproof and breathable

Special feature: 7 cooling vents

£135