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Best rain jacket and gear period. Help please.

Old 02-28-17, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
My go to for cold weather is a very good wind breaker and a base layer, sometimes with a mid layer, depending on the weather and what I'll be doing. If I'm going for a long, steady distance (zone 2) ride, I'll wear a cashmere sweater too. If it's going to be race pace for an hour, just a base layer.
I was surprised by how little layering I needed this winter when the temp dropped into the 20s in Texas for a few days. On a couple of rides I wore a long sleeve baselayer T under a Nike Dri-Fit hoodie, with one of those Saran-wrap-thin Pearl Izumi windbreakers on top. And I felt overdressed after warming up for 15 minutes.

Then the weather warmed up again to springlike temps and I felt chilled wearing pretty much the same stuff the other night when it dipped into the high 40s. Hard to get properly acclimated to winter here in Texas.
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Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
I have the Shower Pass Elite and I cannot recommend this jacket. It was expensive and it leaks. Now I follow what dabac recommends.
I sent mine back, they tested it and agreed it leaked, then credited me a new jacket. I then sold that online for a discount. Bought another version, but only had it out in the rain once.

Agreed on Frog Togs. One set disintegrated, and the other leaked badly.

Best to call SP to talk with their experts to find out what they would recommend for you.
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