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Old 04-06-20, 12:48 PM
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A real rain jacket

I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket. I had the opportunity to ride in a pretty good downpour this morning. The jacket was flawless. It kept me completely dry except for a little dampness on my jersey sleeves. I should made this purchase years ago. Below is the link to the jacket on the Showers Pass website. It's on sale now too.
https://www.showerspass.com/collecti...nt=27453944645


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Old 04-13-20, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jskash View Post
I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket. I had the opportunity to ride in a pretty good downpour this morning. The jacket was flawless. It kept me completely dry except for a little dampness on my jersey sleeves. I should made this purchase years ago. Below is the link to the jacket on the Showers Pass website. It's on sale now too.
https://www.showerspass.com/collecti...nt=27453944645

Would you mind sharing which jackets did not work? Were they not watertight enough? Or not ventilated enough (humidity build up in the inside)

Five jackets is a lot! I commute in cold rainy weather often and my good old Gore jacket is holding as new for five years and counting. On the expensive side, but 5+ years made it a good investment after all.

I think it is difficult to beat goretex for cold+rain. If it gets warm, different story.
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[QUOTE=haphaeu;21415314]Would you mind sharing which jackets did not work? Were they not watertight enough? Or not ventilated enough (humidity build up in the inside)

All the jackets I bought were under $30, which may be the issue. And yes, none of the jackets were watertight enough or ventilated at all.
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