I need rain gear, badly. I am in Ohio, which could go from 90 degrees to blizzard in hours - but I am fairly convinced that I will need some rain gear, as my existing jacket gets soaking wet in even a fairly light rain/drizzle....
I am looking at :
Showers Pass Mens Club Pro jacket
J&G waterproof/breathable jacket
rain poncho (either J&G or another kind from Amazon - Stormtech packable rain poncho)
I have no car, and will eventually ride 12 miles roundtrip for four days, and 21 miles roundtrip for one day - just to get back and forth to work. I do not intend to stop during the winter. I am working my way up to this, but I am wondering which option would be better ?
The two jackets are at about $100 each, but the ponchos are more budget friendly at this time. All I have to go by is marketing copy, and a recommendation from a local bike shop that I could expect to spend at least $100 on a jacket (actually, I have seen more expensive ones, but I am not racing, or a racing wannabe). They only carry the Showers Pass, but I cannot find out where it is made - J & G state that they make theirs in Oregon, onshore......
Has anyone actually used this stuff ? How well would it work for commuting ?