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Old 05-19-15, 02:34 AM
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rain gear

I know this has been covered before but I need a new rain jacket. I am looking at the showers pass and the J&G. Any recomendations? I am a little concerned about the fit on the J&G. In the pictures on their site it looks very loose fitting.
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Old 05-19-15, 03:59 AM
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I bought a Chrome Storm Hoodie and am really pleased with it.

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The more I wear the Shower Pass Elite the more I think I spent too much money for something that is adequate at best. It doesn't keep you dry as you might think it will. Now I use it more for a winter wind breaker than anything else. When it dies, I will most definitely not be buying it or anything of that value again. I tend to like my commuting jacket from MEC which is water repellant and eventually I do get soaked but this happens with the Shower Pass, so I would rather have a jacket I can use for multiple uses. Try wearing the Shower Pass after a rainstorm and see how soaked you get from the inside. My go to rain product is a waterproof helmet cover. Someday though I would like to try the Clever Rain Cape.
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I have a Showers Pass Club Pro jacket and like it. I am told I am extremely visible wearing it.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works for me. Doesn't breathe worth a ****, but its waterproof.
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Loose fit in the summer leaves room to wear layers underneath in the cooler season..
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Old 05-20-15, 04:47 AM
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Does anyone have the J&G breathable jacket? How is the fit? The picture looks like it is extremly loose. I am 5'3" and 120lbs so I dont want something that fits like a tent.
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If not shipped as Perfectly Tailored. to you, Alterations are a common Home business.. use one to re tailor clothing mass produced, to improve the fit.



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Originally Posted by Drtumolo View Post
I know this has been covered before but I need a new rain jacket. I am looking at the showers pass and the J&G. Any recomendations? I am a little concerned about the fit on the J&G. In the pictures on their site it looks very loose fitting.
Well SP is definitely sized way down so you might be choosing between 2 extremes. I have an SP that I think I can get a normal fit with 1 size up. They really design for skin-tight.

My SP also started decaying just about immediately. I slowed that down some by not using the tightening cinch at the waist. I am thinking of the nonbreathable J&G for when the SP finishes disintegrating. I think a large rubber jacket w/ room for internal airflow and zips/vents out the wazoo is basically the way to go for me.
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I love my Showers Pass gear. Elite jackets seems to be holding up after a year of almost daily use.. They definitely run small though. Got my wife the Rogue Hoodie because she liked mine so much. Good luck.
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If you try J&G, just be prepared to ship it back (at your expense) for exchange if it doesn't fit. When I bought their waterproof-breatheable rain pants, I emailed them asking about the sizing, ordered what they recommended, and they were WAY too big.
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The more I wear the Shower Pass Elite the more I think I spent too much money for something that is adequate at best. It doesn't keep you dry as you might think it will. Now I use it more for a winter wind breaker than anything else. When it dies, I will most definitely not be buying it or anything of that value again. I tend to like my commuting jacket from MEC which is water repellant and eventually I do get soaked but this happens with the Shower Pass, so I would rather have a jacket I can use for multiple uses. Try wearing the Shower Pass after a rainstorm and see how soaked you get from the inside. My go to rain product is a waterproof helmet cover. Someday though I would like to try the Clever Rain Cape.
I love my showers pass commuter jacket. Waterproof does not mean sweat proof. I usually only wear mine at 50 F or below. Got pit vents? Or try some $2-350.00 product with E vent or gortex.
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Old 05-20-15, 01:23 PM
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I have a Showers Pass transit and a J&G. The SP has more features, but the J&Gs venting works better and has proven to be more durable.
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