I've had a showers pass elite 2 for many years which I use for commuting, however I need a new rain jacket I could stuff in a pocket and a bit more breathable and more temp range for the road rides. The spring classic fits its all. I've used it in heavy Oregan rain and light showers, zips all closed and all open. It's a very versatile jacket, nice fitting, more breathable than the elite and easily stuffs into a pocket. Perhaps nit picky but I wish it had velcro cuffs, similar to what I think the former elite pro had, which I think would be easier to get over rain gloves this is the only reason I took one star off the rating though I'm still glad I picked this jacket.
This is not a cheap jacket, but it is the best rain jacket I have ever owned and helps keep me riding year round in Portland, OR. The year pocket is a little difficult to use with heavy gloves on, but otherwise no complaints.
Ive worn this jacket on many rides now, from in the 30s to in the 50s. With proper layering it is very versatile and the best part is its amazing in the rain. The venting system is very effective and the side vents dont allow water in, even in a down pour. A great addition for winter riding, even got one of a smaller size for my wife, and she loves it!
Living and riding in Spokane can be a lesson in how to deal with all types of weather, often in the same day on the same ride. This jacket keeps the cold and wet out and the fit was perfect for me. My only negative, performance wise, (and you find this with all high end seam sealed garment) is the release of body heat moisture could be better.