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Old 05-25-10, 09:36 PM
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Shower Pass Jacket??

Anyone us a Shower Pass Jacket? witch one is the most breathable, or comfortable to wear in all weather.

Touring Jacket
looks good, but it seems thick, maybe to heavy
Club Jacket is cheap, but the rating is not so good on their site
Club Pro Jacket I figure it is just a better Club Jacket
Double Century seems it might be the lightest, and I saw it at a LBS for pretty cheap

Also Has anyone uses any of their pants?
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Old 05-26-10, 05:03 AM
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I can't compare all your choices since I just have the Elite 2 jacket. I purchased it this spring and it has worked very well. When I was looking for a rain jacket, I wanted to be sure that it had plenty of ventilation since no breathable jacket will be able to handle all the vapor a cyclist generates. The Elite has nice large pit zips, which I used on a warm, rainy day. Since the rainy was intermittent, this allow me to keep the jacket on without overheating.
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I have the touring jacket and it is pretty thick, more cold weather even though it has huge pit zips and a large back vent....
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Old 05-26-10, 06:43 AM
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The SP Touring is pretty nice IMO. All the vents make it fairly adjustable, temperature-wise and you sure are not going to get wet with it on. It was the only jacket/warmest piece of clothing I needed on the TA. Well, until I got to the Hoosier Pass neighborhood. I slipped into a Church Charity store and got a thin wool sweater to wear underneath it. Otherwise it was fine. I'd buy it again.
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Old 05-26-10, 06:45 AM
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The Elite 2.0 is as good as it gets. There's a new MTB version of the jacket with reinforcement for a back pack.

The 2.0 pants are really nice and with light tights underneath will keep you dry and warm while cycling in the winter.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:09 AM
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I have the touring jacket. I've used it in winter (-10C) with only a t-shirt underneath. It has great venting options, but the fabric itself is not breathable at all. It fits very loosely. It's very well constructed.
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I have the Elite 2.0 and also the pants. They have performed well for about three years. However, the velcro on the pants ripped when it was new and the seams under the arm on the jacket are de-gluing. I have had many other premium brands over the years such as Patagonia, Marmot, Western Mountaineering which have seen far more use, and have been worked harder and survived much longer, than the Showers Pass jackets and pants...For the money, I will be seeking other brands (like Gore) to replace them.
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Old 05-26-10, 10:58 PM
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Here are some more opinions:
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=showers+Pass
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