The rain jacket has some nice features going for it - it's waterproof, light, packs up nice and small for storage and it's not particularly expensive. Now for the unsettling news - it doesn't breathe well at all. If you don't keep cool, the jacket will get soaked on the inside and keep the sweat in. I ride all year long in New England and the only conditions that the jacket doesn't boil you in your own sweat is if it's cool out and you don't get warm. On one occasion during a two hour ride, puddles of sweat collected in the elbows so much so that I had to let the water out of the wrists.
I bought the jacket prior to a one-week trip to Tuscany, and it served me well the jacket is waterproof, light-weight, and packable. I used it to ward off the morning chill on several days, it kept me dry during a heavy downpour, and I could pack it away when not in use. Also, the collar is lined for comfort. On the downside, the inside has a plastic feel which sticks to your skin when you work up a sweat so it's not ideal for uptempo cycling. It might also be a little flimsy for serious touring or everyday commuting. But given the price, it's an excellent buy for casual or occasional use.
Excellent product and a really good value. Keeps rain out and does as good a job with internal moisture build up (always an issue with hard efforts in mild to warm temps) as jackets 3x as expensive. Not race fit, but won't billow on you if you size properly. Good wind protection, not quite as good as GoreTex, but does the job.
Jacket is good for wind and light rain, but it's definitely not waterproof and ends up eventually soaking through. Any kind of heavy rain and it will start to get through. Probably would have bought a different jacket since i bought this primarily for the rain.
I bought this coat on sale at a great price from BTR and as usual it arrived quickly saving a wet ride. The coat worked well and packs easily in a provided stuff bag making it easy to take on any ride. Showers Pass and this coat did not disappoint.
I am very happy with this jacket. Its very light feeling, keeps me very dry, and highly visable. During a recent ride i came around an accident and saw an old friend and after saying hi he said your all too visable and then he laughed. so i am much more visable to drivers. the material is also very light, very easy to work with, very flexible, has nice touches that Shower Pass seems very good with, and this was was very well priced. at 74 years old i remember the old days of heavy rubber outfits and all i can say is Whew glad those days are gone. this jacket is a stunner.
A really great jacket for our rainy climate here in Portland area. The neon color makes me very visible to motorists, a feature i really like. the second feature is the material is very flexible so its not binding like the materials for rain jackets use to be. And thirdly, the jacket keeps the rain off of me. What more could i ask for? i like my jacket!
The rain jacket does everything it promises! I bought this for my son since he commutes to work on his bike. He loves it! He stays dry and he is very visable with the bright yellow color. It is comfortable and he can keep it stowed easily in his backpack. Great purchase.
This Showers Pass Storm Rain Jacket holds out the rain and doesn't cause me to overheat. I like it also because it stores in a small pouch and is ready to use if the weather turns bad. In addition, it fits great and isn't too tight.
I bought this jacket as a lightweight carry-on for a trans-Italian cycling trip. It's perfect for the unexpected rainstorm, though I would hesitate to use it as full rain day gear. Without a liner, moisture build up makes it a little close to the skin. Good product, well made, and at an excellent price.
It's bright, it packs down to the size of a water bottle, and it's pretty breathable. When it was cooler, I used it as a shell in the mornings to block wind and it did fine. In moderate temps, my torso managed to stay fairly dry, but my arms were still all sweaty. I'd say this jacket breathes better than most, but it still tends to hold some heat and moisture. I haven't ridden it in hot weather, but it would definitely be a sauna inside I'm sure. It's more of a cool weather jacket, or out shell for very cold weather. If you need rain gear for summer for anything more than an occasional rain, you'd better invest in a lighter membrane layer.
Still, good construction. Great fit. Decent, maybe just above average breathability.
I had been getting by with a low cost department store raincoat for several years, but decided to get a better one specifically for biking in wet weather. I liked the look of this one so I put in my order and got one. I was surprised at how light weight it is. It stuffs into an included stuff sack, and takes up little room.