I truly didn't think it was possible for a jacket to be so versatile, but Showers Pass has proven me wrong with the Atlas. It's perfect for commuting, the reflective pattern is incredible, it's great for longer serious rides, the huge core vent zippers really do keep you from overheating when working hard in moderate temps, it's even great for socializing after riding in a non-bike-setting, as it actually looks pretty cool and not at all like nerdy bike-specific kit (even though it is). This jacket literally replaced three others, and I couldn't be happier.
Excellent jacket. The reflective qualities of this jacket is phenomenal. The pattern lights up when it's hit by light and makes you incredibly visible. It's gives you enough warmth but with enough vents so you don't overheat. Waterproof which is important here in Portland. My only wish would be to give it a little more visibility in the daylight. My yellow Showers Pass jacket really stands out. I would highly recommend this jacket especially if you ride in the dark.
I purchased the Showers Pass Men's Atlas jacket after considerable research and debate. I was intrigued by the novel MapReflect fabric as well as its other features so I took the plunge! My daily commute (every two out of three days) is a twelve mile trip with the first day usually commuting before the sun is up (I work a 24 on48 off). I'm in the Chicagoland area so I experienced quite a few cool, windy and wet commutes . . . before entering the winter months (today's commute was 10F with 15mph gusts) - this jacket hasn't failed me once! I've been wearing a merino wool t-shirt, merino wool quarter-zip long sleeve base layer and a merino wool pullover under the Showers Pass Atlas jacket and I've been sufficiently warm. While commuting during the fall torrential rains I would cinch up the hood (excellent adjustments for both frontrear) sufficiently to fit snug around my helmet without restricting movement or vision. When I arrived home I was as dry as before I left! My only suggestion for improvement would be to create a hood locker in the collar so you could stow it when it wasn't needed versus detaching it completely. I 100% endorse the Showers Pass Men's Atlas jacket - it has made my commuting more comfortable and safer!