Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket

Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket

The Nukeproof Nirvana jacket looks great on and off the bike, and it comes in at a price that is hard to argue with.

It is a very versatile jacket, as it packs down to a small size, allowing you to easily fit it into your backpack.

Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket - front


This jacket features a chest pocket (with a lanyard for your keys), and two hand pockets, which give is a more casual look and suits its fit, meaning you will find yourself wearing it around town as well as on the trails. This versatility makes it great value for money.

What Is It Like To Wear?

Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket - front orange
Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket - orange back

The fit of the Nukeproof Nirvana jacket is quite spacious, meaning that is is easy to layer up on colder days, and it doesn’t restrict your movement. Its 2.5 layer fabric is soft to the touch and waterproof. You will be surprised how well it protects you from the elements, considering its light weight.
The length of the jacket comes below your bum to give you plenty of coverage, while its helmet-compatible hood keeps your hair dry. The hood also locks down with two pull cords to keep it in place when you hit warp speed.

Its breathability is reasonably good, but at this price, you can’t complain. There is good ventilation under your armpits to prevent the heat from building up too much.


  • Materials: 100% Nylon
  • Lightweight 2.5 Layer waterproof and highly breathable fabric
  • DWR coated
  • Adjustable Hood
  • YKK Zips
  • 2 Front hand pockets
  • Chest pocket with lanyard clip which doubles as a packable pouch
  • Underarm ventilation to help with temperature control
  • Chin guard to prevent zip irritation against the skin
  • Articulated cuff with elastic
  • Drawcord clinching at hem to provide a customised fit
  • Dropped hem at back for extra coverage
  • 15,000mm waterproof / 30,000g/m2 breathability



The Nukeproof Blackline Packable Jacket is primarily designed for mountain biking, but its versatility lends itself to other activities too. Its fit and style would not look out of place while walking around the streets, but you may want to make sure you wash the mud off first.

6 thoughts on “Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket

  • 23/07/2020 at 6:43 pm

    Hi and thanks for sharing this. It does look like an excellent choice for a packable jacket. I just have one concern and issue I have experienced cycling with jackets with hoods. With the hood up, can you turn your head and have the hood turn with you, or is there a tendency for the hood to stay in position and your head turns inside the hood, which is obviously a problem as at a particular point you can no longer see anything. I checked the photos on the link you gave but none show with the hood up from the front. Thanks again and best regards, Andy

    • 24/07/2020 at 10:02 am

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for commenting and this is a great question. The hood can be tightened with drawstrings, ensuring a good fit around your helmet. This means that you can still see when you turn your head.


  • 29/07/2020 at 8:24 pm


    I clicked on your article as I’m looking for a birthday present for my dad. 

    He is a keen cyclist already and cycles to work everyday. 

    Good going as he is 65 now! 

    He’s also a keen cross country skier so I was wondering if this jacket would be warm enough in the winter when there is snow on the ground? He’s a bit minimalist with his possessions so wouldn’t want two jackets if one could serve two purposes.

    Best wishes, 


    • 31/07/2020 at 12:37 pm

      I Cameron,

      I would say that it depends on the how cold it is on the day he is going cross country skiing. It is quite breathable, but cross country skiing can get you pretty sweaty. I would say it wouldn’t be great on extremely cold days, but it would be suitable for milder days, depending how hard he is exercising.

  • 25/09/2020 at 3:27 am


    I am having trouble with sizing on this jacket. I read all the reviews and couldn’t find whether it fits true to size. I am 6′, 220, 46″ chest, 36″ to 38″ waist.

    Also. I live in New England where fall and spring can be a bit cold and windy. Will this jacket help with that?

    Thank you in advance,


    • 25/09/2020 at 9:59 am

      Hi Shawn,

      Thanks for commenting. This is a great jacket and does fit true to size. However, you may want to go for a size up from what you would normally wear. This will allow you to layer up with a decent base layer and breathable top, without it restricting your movement.


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