I'm looking for an all season waterproof rain shell. Will be worn on and off my bike in wet weather. Most of my rainy riding is just a short 3 mile commute, but I'd like to be sure that I can stay dry in at least a couple hours of moderate to heavy rain. Through some of my own criteria & deal hunting, I've narrowed it down to two options (one cycling specific, one not):
Sugoi Icon VS. Marmot Super Mica
optional dropped tail (Though when not in use, magnets may have an issue keeping it in place)
some reflective details
stretchy as all hell
Sharp looking on and off a bike
may be a wee bit heavy in the summer
? 2.5 layer "Majik Shell" fabric w/ a 10,000mm water column-Not familiar w/ this fabric, which is no longer Sugoi's flagship ?
Wasn't able to find any feedback on this jacket...y'all got any experience with this one?
Only a 1 year warrantee - WTF SUGOI?? Seems like everyone else backs their stuff for life...
Marmot Super Mica
This jacket is very light & Packable...9 oz!
Marmot Membrain Strata fabric w/ 20,000 water column - well known & well reviewed in the outdoorsy community
Jacket has received TONS of positive feedback
Marmot puts a lifetime guarantee on their products
Tail is slightly lower, but maybe not dropped enough to avoid tire splash
not really stretchy
no reflective details
protective patches for pack straps are a nice idea, but look a bit odd in person - still looks good tough...sorry, knit picking
So there we have it. Insights? Experiences with either jacket, but especially the Sugoi? Will a 20,000mm water column make a big difference for me over a 10,000mm?
Thank you for your help!