380 grams or 13.5 ounces (large size)
270 grams or 9.5 oz (large size)
From what I've read here and on the Showers Pass website the Elite jacket is better suited for cold weather riding. Does that mean the Century jacket is more tolerable in warm weather than the Elite? Or should I simply get a poncho/rain cape instead?
I have an Elite jacket and have used it for two seasons of commuting and training. The Elite Jacket is not what I would call heavy. It does very well in warm weather, like fall and spring time rain showers. It's strength is how well that it wicks and breathes, but the pit zips and the back vent give you a lot of opportunity to manage air flow across your body when it is warmer out. In the cold it is not as good as something that strictly wind blocks, but it is plenty good with the right combination of layers.
If you are going to be doing a lot of rain commuting, get the hood. It is the best thing that I have found for staying dry. I commuted in along the tail end of a flash flood one day this fall, the kind where your feet dip down into the wet with each pedal stroke, and the hood made a huge difference in keeping my head, neck and shoulders dry.
The Elite prevents rain. I've mentioned it in other threads: I've had my Elite for about 3 weeks and it has still not rained on my commute. Now it's 70 degrees here today so I wouldn't wear it anyway. Rain is forecast from about midnight to 6 am. Can the Century prevent rain?
Go for a ride in the rain? You mean like, while not riding to work? Can I do that? Just go for a bike ride? Huh.
Seriously, I'm usually too busy chasing the kids around on the weekends to go for rides plus my right knee was acting up on Friday. It may come to that, though. ...and I have not tried the shoe covers. I am waiting for the medium pants though.
I already have three rear lights/blinkers of varying strengths, a flashing light and a steady light up front plus the ankle bands and the reflective strips on the bike. I have a vest as well but I think it's overkill for my needs with a goldenrod jacket. Your needs may differ though.