Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Logan, UT
Bikes: one bike for every day of the week
I have a Mountain Hardwear Epic Jacket and Pant that I've used for cycling on numerous occasions. With the exception of being dark blue and black with no reflective material, they do reasonably well. They don't breathe as well as my Descente but the Descente will soak through in anything beyond a sprinkle. It originally had to be raining cats and dogs to soak through the Epic jacket. Its DWR coating needs to be renewed so right now it's still better than the Descente but will soak through eventually. That said, when used as wet weather gear for hiking or backpacking, the Epic is almost too breathable. I have to pay special attention to the layers I wear beneath it to ensure I have sufficient windproofing somewhere.
I have since bought a Showers Pass Touring jacket and it works better for cold weather commiting purposes. It's more waterproof and less breathable than the Mountain Hardwear and the "Yelling Yellow" color and reflective strips almost make it appear battery powered. Cold weather, wet weather, and riding in the dark generally go hand in hand here in the desert.