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Showers Pass
Men's Elite 2.1 Jacket

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Waterproof has never been so comfortable.

The Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Jacket is one of the most popular cycling jackets around. It, and its predeccesor the Elite 2.0, have been tested by commuters, tourers, roadies, and recreational riders, and they'd all agree this is the last bike-specific rainjacket you'll ever need to buy. With a slightly refined cut compared to the 2.0, for better performance on the bike, this semi-form fit jacket is perfect for any style of riding. A few new color options help you stand out or blend in.

The Elite 2.1 is made of three-layer eVent™ fabric, with fully-taped seams, a full-length two-way water-resistant zipper, and two water-resistant pockets—one on back and one on the chest, with an audio port. 11-inch pit zips provide ventilation as needed, and gusseted cuffs can be opened up for airflow or cinched closed for extra warmth. 3M reflective taping on the back and sleeves add extra visibility. Soft Micro-Chamois collar is comfortable and chafe-free even when zipped all the way up. Available in Goldenrod, Ocean Blue, Black, and Cayenne.

XSSMLXLXXL
Chest34"-36"37"-39"40"-42"42"-44"46"-48"4'3"-4'5"
 
Waist26"-28"28"-30"30"-32"32"-34"34"-36"36"-38"
 
Inseam32"-0"33"-0"33"-0"33"-0"34"-0"35"-0"
 
 

Sleeve Type: Long Sleeve 

Goldenrod - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-SM 

Goldenrod - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-MD 

Goldenrod - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-LG 

Goldenrod - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-XL 

Goldenrod - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-XX 

Black - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-SM 

Black - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-MD 

Black - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-LG 

Black - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-XL 

Black - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-XXL 

Cayenne - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-SM 

Cayenne - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-MD 

Cayenne - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-LG 

Cayenne - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-XL 

Cayenne - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-XXL 

Pacific Blue - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-S 

Pacific Blue - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-M 

Pacific Blue - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-L 

Pacific Blue - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-XL 

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Still waterproof after all these years...
by Stacia (TriSports.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
19 of 19 customers found this review helpful.

I have owned the Elite 2.0 jacket since 2008 (I think) and have worn it pretty much daily for winter commuting for most of those years. Except for dirt stains on the yellow fabric, it still looks brand new - ZERO loose threads, worn fabric, anything. On a long bike tour a few years ago, I brought another Showers Pass jacket (the Century, maybe? - trying to save weight) and loaned my Elite 2.0 to my riding partner. By the end of my three-month tour, the lighter jacket was destroyed - no longer waterproof, with the fabric layers peeling apart, the pit zippers stuck. The Elite 2.0 was still kicking, and continues to keep me totally dry and comfortable in all kinds of weather.

I am a woman, but have the men's cut of this jacket. It fits fine and I can fit it over another jacket or sweater easily. I do find that it's cut a little too short in the front, but the long back hem is awesome. It's possible this is improved in the new 2.1 cut, which I haven't tried.

My only caveat is the cuff fabric. It soaks up water like crazy and takes a loooong time to dry. Why Showers Pass didn't make the cuffs out of the same awesome eVent fabric that the rest of the jacket is made of, I will never understand.

Reviewed 9/23/2013
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No sweat!
by Michael Rubenstein
Sauvie Island, Oregon
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Ive had many great rainwind jackets in over 40 years of NW winter riding. The Elite has the best combination of rainwind protection and ventilation to keep me from cooking in my own sweat midway through a winter ride.

Reviewed 1/3/2019
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Worth the extra dollars
by Jay (TriSports.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
pdx
17 of 17 customers found this review helpful.

I've been using the Shower's Pass Century jacket for the past couple years. The jacket has held up well, fits well and keeps the rain out, but it really doesn't breath particularly well. After a hard workout in Portland drizzle, I'm almost as moist as if I hadn't been wearing a jacket.

So this season, I decided to break down and spend the extra money on the Elite 2.0 jacket. Wow, what a difference. This jacket keeps me warm and dry without feeling like I'm wearing a plastic bag. Extremely well made with lots of venting options and the fabric seems to breath surprisingly well. I also feel a bit safer riding in the dark with the reflective stripes on the back and sleeves. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 1/11/2012
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A great Jacket for the wet PNW.
by Andrew S. (TriSports.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR.
29 of 40 customers found this review helpful.

I love my Elite 2.0! I mostly commute but If it looks like I'm going to brave the downpour to get a great rain ride in, this is what I'll be wearing. Excellent waterproof quality, without over heating, or becoming drenched in my own sweat. If you need a top of the line do all waterproof jacket, this is it!

Reviewed 10/30/2009
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Good jacket for commuter.
by Tim
Casual Cyclist
Kentucky
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I've been using this jacket almost daily for a couple of months now. I commute by bike and or motorcycle 5 days a week. It has kept me dry even at highway speeds. The drop tail is nice for commuting, but looks strange when I'm out shopping. I find myself wearing this jacket even when it's not raining because of the the great venting. I bought goldenrod to be visible. It's definitely bright. In short I love this jacket. I just ordered some Showers Pass pants to keep my lower half dry.

Reviewed 9/11/2014
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Great rain jacket
by JRinTX
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleburne, TX
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I bought this rain jacket in anticipation of encountering rain on RAGBRAI this year. I knew from weather patterns in Iowa that there would be a great chance this jacket would come in handy. Guess what, on Friday of RAGBRAI we had a big storm come through and we got to ride in very heavy rain. This jacket stopped the rain very well and I found it much more comfortable than typical cheap rain jackets. The breathable material worked great and the two vents under the arms worked great

I had a great ride in the rain that day while others thought they encountered their worst day ever. Based on that difference of opinion, I'd say the Showers Pass jacket is well worth the money.

Reviewed 8/29/2014
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Fights rain, cold, and cycling stereotypes!
by Mike
Boston,MA

I was looking for a rain jacket that I could use for cycling in bad weather, either by choice or by circumstance. I often ride my bike to and from work, and tend to watch the weather closely so that I do not ride to work in the rain. But will ride to work knowing that the ride home might be a wet one. Its okay to arrive home a little bit wet and cold, because there is always a dry towel and change of clothes. But its not the kind of chance one would take going into the start of a work day. And I will go out for a ride on a bone work day as long as its above 30degrees and not falling. So I needed a jacket for that. And most cycling gear is made for slim people. And Im not slim. I wanted a jacket with a double zipper. So I could unzip the bottom and reach into a pocket. And I wanted a jacket that I could keep in my truck for when I was caught out unprepared. And a jacket that could help automobile drivers see me in low light so that I didnt get crushed. And eventually I found this jacket from Shower Pass. I love this jacket. It comes in XXL, and it fits over several layers of riding gear. Vents that zip open when you start to get too warm, chest pocket for stuff. And Velcro at the cuffs. Long tail to shed the rain water, so it doesnt run down your backside and into your shorts. I bought a second one to keep in my truck.

Reviewed 2/18/2019
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Reliable for the rain
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Oregon

I just replaced my old Showers Pass Elite. My first one last 12 year of daily commuting 6 months of the year plus road rides in the Pacific Northwest. I consider it a bomb proof jacket and though the zipper did finally wear out 12 years is a great life span for such heavy use and why I replaced it with the same.. With pit zips, the elite has a wide temp range, rarely needing more than a vest for mid-winter commutes and unzip for fall and spring. I also finally splurged on the Showers Pass Spring Classic jacket for the road rides as it is much more trim and fits easily in a pocket to carry...but not the jacket for a commute.

Reviewed 2/20/2019
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I have used this in the snow to provide a most excellent wind breaker
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, OH

This is not just a rain jacket, I have used this jacket in the snow to provide a most excellent wind breaker. I love the fact that it is bright yellow. Hopefully, those distracted drivers will see me!!

Reviewed 1/24/2019
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Great durable rain jacket
by Sam

I live in the Washington Cascades and use wear this jacket for by rainy day rides. It does an excellent job keeping me dry but do get some internal condensation after a long ride.

Reviewed 12/13/2018
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Excellent, but zippered back pocket is disappointing.
by richgfcst
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago area
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket is what I use and like best. The underarm ventilation zippers make a big difference. Just wish for a more traditional 3 back pockets, the zippered back pocket is not very practical. Dealing with it while riding is difficult.

Reviewed 11/6/2018
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I commute with this daily around 200 weekly
by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I commute with this daily around 200 weekly. I ride in every condition imaginable and plow through heaps and heaps of rain. This does keep me dry however I am usually drenched when I get home, but I'm not sure if that's water or sweat. Nevertheless when I ride I dont feel like I am getting wet and that's pretty much all that matters. I stay dry (feel like I'm staying dry) and warm. I place my cell phone and my wallet in the left breast pocket and have never had a problem with water although water (condensation) does seem to penetrate although not enough to cause damage. I've unfortunately had a few crashes in the last 7 months and the jacket has faired well - There are some battle wounds, but this jacket has many more years of life left - I would without hesitation buy another if needed.

Reviewed 4/12/2017
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This is the Gold Standard of rain gear with superior design and attention to detail.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Hartford, CT

I use this coat whenever the weather looks threatening at all. If it doesn't end up raining I don't worry about it because it provides excellent wind protection and the event fabric breathes very well so it's a great coat to have along most of the time.

Reviewed 1/23/2017
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Well designed and great fit
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Idaho

Have used it down to 0 degrees F with layers and have stayed warm. Haven't taken a real long ride in the rain with it, but short ones have been warm and dry

Reviewed 1/19/2017
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breathable, waterpoof, durable, comfortable
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Olympic Peninsula, WA

I bought it on sale and like it a lot. It's been wet and cold this fall and I appreciate it's breathability. Pit zips are easy to use, allows me to regulate with the varying conditions we have in the northwest. The goldenrod color has good visibility for poor weather conditions.

Reviewed 1/8/2017
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Very happy - least overheating I've experienced with a rain jacket
by richgfcst
Cycling Enthusiast
N. Illinois S Wisconsin
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

First time use on a rainy 45 degree day with a wool jersey underneath - 105 mile ride

Worked fine and did not overheat. Side vents were easy to open and close while riding. Back pocket takes getting used to.

Reviewed 5/2/2016
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Close fitting, easy to zip and unzip, lots of coverage.
by cycal
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland,Or

I ride for enjoyment and I prefer to stay dry and comfortable. I saw this jacket last year and it looked good to me so I found out how its made and heard a lot of good things about the brand. I have been adding better visibility to my biking outfits and I bought this in the cayenne color which I think really holds your attention and I feel safer when I ride with it. I saw reviews which were mostly very favorable but I saw a few in which the writer was disappointed not to have side pockets. I also would prefer that but the pit zips open to the inner layer so wear a base layer with side pockets and reach inside to use those pockets, problem solved. It really is a great jacket.

Reviewed 5/3/2016
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great jacket and loved your price.
by jdcbiking
Cycling Enthusiast
Fishers, IN
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have used my jacket a couple of times, loved the fit, I ordered the large even though I am 5'10 and it fits great. really like that you can zip and unzip the underarm zippers while you are riding. great jacket. Look forward to using this for years to come.

Reviewed 11/17/2015
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everything you need in a daily commuter rain jacket
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

This is a great jacket with plenty of room for layering. Only (minor) complaint I have is that Shower's Pass jacket sleeves tend to run on the long side and bunch up near the wrist. Or maybe my arms are just short...

Reviewed 1/19/2018
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Great product.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
La Jolla, CA
0 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I use the jacket when it rains.

Reviewed 6/1/2015
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