It was my B-day and my gf got me a nice NorthFace Gore-Tex jacket. I've been asking for a good wet weather jacket for commuting and riding for awhile now. I wore it on the commute in today and seemed to breath fairly well. I did get some perspiration on my arms and back. But w/ a pack on I don't think there's to much to be done about the back.
Here's the question. I may return the NortFace jacket and try to get something made from eVent. Has anybody tried both products? Is the breath-ability factor really going to be that much better w/ eVent? I know everybody raves about them, but if the difference is small it may not be worth it. I like that I can use the NorthFace for other things then riding. It has a ton of pockets and looks pretty nice. The downside is that it's black, and I'm sure that the fit is a bit more baggy then the ShowerPass as well.
I'm also weary that I can't try on a ShowerPass before buying. There doesn't seem to be anyone local that has one. Hell, their website doesn't even have any.
She also got me a pair of Ibex 3/4 knickers, wow, those are nice!