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Old 04-06-20, 12:48 PM
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A real rain jacket

I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket. I had the opportunity to ride in a pretty good downpour this morning. The jacket was flawless. It kept me completely dry except for a little dampness on my jersey sleeves. I should made this purchase years ago. Below is the link to the jacket on the Showers Pass website. It's on sale now too.
https://www.showerspass.com/collecti...nt=27453944645


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Originally Posted by jskash
I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket. I had the opportunity to ride in a pretty good downpour this morning. The jacket was flawless. It kept me completely dry except for a little dampness on my jersey sleeves. I should made this purchase years ago. Below is the link to the jacket on the Showers Pass website. It's on sale now too.
https://www.showerspass.com/collecti...nt=27453944645

Would you mind sharing which jackets did not work? Were they not watertight enough? Or not ventilated enough (humidity build up in the inside)

Five jackets is a lot! I commute in cold rainy weather often and my good old Gore jacket is holding as new for five years and counting. On the expensive side, but 5+ years made it a good investment after all.

I think it is difficult to beat goretex for cold+rain. If it gets warm, different story.
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[QUOTE=haphaeu;21415314]Would you mind sharing which jackets did not work? Were they not watertight enough? Or not ventilated enough (humidity build up in the inside)

All the jackets I bought were under $30, which may be the issue. And yes, none of the jackets were watertight enough or ventilated at all.
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I ride down to -10 degrees Celsius, the last winters are warm and dry, there is almost no snow. Warm socks, warm sneakers (I wear straps). Jeans with temobelem, jacket, jacket, helmet, gloves.
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Originally Posted by jskash
I have purchased at least five jackets in the past years that purported to be rain jackets. They weren't close and all were a waste of money. I finally broke down and ordered a Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket. I had the opportunity to ride in a pretty good downpour this morning. The jacket was flawless. It kept me completely dry except for a little dampness on my jersey sleeves. I should made this purchase years ago. Below is the link to the jacket on the Showers Pass website. It's on sale now too.
https://www.showerspass.com/collecti...nt=27453944645
great brand. I have their "transit" pants

https://showerspass.com/products/mens-transit-pant

fyi - no need to size up. I sized up but I could have gotten my normal size, but these aren't too bad

I like the bottom cuffs a lot

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Originally Posted by Batstar
Has anyone ever used gaiters on their winter rides?
No, or maybe yes. Because these share the name:

Bike Gaiter (short)

I sometimes use them while commuting, when it rains.
Just a shame gaiters like these wear out quickly and that alternatives are often cycling shoe specific.
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf
No, or maybe yes. Because these share the name:

Bike Gaiter (short)

I sometimes use them while commuting, when it rains.
Just a shame gaiters like these wear out quickly and that alternatives are often cycling shoe specific.
ooh interesting! which are those? got a link?

not what I think of, when I hear "gaiters"
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VAUDE | Bike Gaiter (short), black or yellow
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Winter Game Changers

These items have been worth the money to keep me comfy commuting down a winter. Single digits are tough when above 20 mph and not pedaling hard. Otherwise these are great additions the past few years. The Bar Ends alone are incredible (unless windy).

Incredible. Barely need a warm glove of any kind unless below freezing and then still donít need much.

My version is a couple years old and going strong. Very comfortable and works well with my goggles in terms of lens fog control.

Like the Bar Mitts - total game changers. After years of covers, socks, other so-called high end winter boots- these did the trick. I use them for road biking commute in the winter.

Another super pricey item but amazingly worth the money. Comfortable, layers well, great with wind and precipitation on my freezing commute down the mountain.
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Awesome clothes. However mittens.. I tried use such but they never fit me well. I feel uncimfortable when I drive in them.
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