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Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Rain Jacket

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Rain Jacket
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Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Rain Jacket

"Showers Pass has really taken the lead. Its Elite 2.1 ($240) may be one of the best cycling jackets out there." Outside Magazine


Showers Pass Elite 2.1 At-A-Glance
(1–5 scale)
Waterproof
Windproof
Warmth
Breathable
Bicyclinghub.com SaysThe Gold Standard In Rain Protection


Designed in the northwestern United States, this carefully engineered jacket is a wet-weather cyclist's best friend. Cyclists here demand quality features such as Velcro-adjustable gusseted cuffs, two-way front zip, pit zips and a large back vent help you to regulate airflow and avoid overheating.

The Elite jacket utilizes state of the art eVent fabric. eVent is a highly breathable waterproof fabric and has a 50% increased vapor transmission over standard Goretex, as documented by US military testing at the material science laboratory in New Jersey, USA.

This jacket is designed to be the ultimate rain jacket and is unequaled in damp conditions. Because it's breathable and windproof it also ideal for dry conditions.

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Rain Jacket features:

  • Waterproof front zipper with two-way slider
  • Fully taped seams
  • Waterproof armpit zippers
  • Large, covered back mesh vent
  • Airflow regulating gusseted cuffs with Velcro closures
  • Tall collar to keep rain off your neck
  • Elastic cinch-cords at collar and hem
  • Large zippered back pocket
  • Extensive 3M ScotchliteTM reflective taping
  • Light loop (for attaching an LED flasher) on rear vent
  • Micro-fleece collar
  • Velcro attachment points for (optional) compact hood


 

Testimonials

 
 Click here to read Cyclingnews.com's great feature review of the original Showers Pass Century Elite. 
 

If you MUST ride in the rain, then you simply MUST invest in a Showers Pass Jacket

True confession: if I had the choice, I'd ride only when it was between 72-76 degrees, sunny, low humidity ... and with a constant tailwind! But since I reside in Portland, Oregon, rather than San Diego, California, I've had to accept the fact early on that if you're going to ride a bike in the Pacific Northwest, you're going to be doing it in the wet at some point. So you might as well invest in some serious rain gear and be prepared.

When it comes to being prepared, I couldn't think of a better company than Portland-based Showers Pass to outfit cyclists accordingly. Rarely a day goes by we here at BicyclingHub.com that we don't spy bicyclists commuting over the Hawthorne Bridge in one of the products we sell, and Showers Pass remains a perennial favorite both here at home and across the country. Having now ridden in one of their jackets, the reason why becomes readily apparent.

I've been doing some serious field-testing with my women's Elite jacket in a variety of "interesting" November conditions. A short ride in dry and windy 55 degrees had me thankful for the built-in pit-zips, which help regulate internal temperature once you start cranking. Even though I was already familiar with the brand and its trademark eVent waterproof fabric, I was still impressed with how warm and dry the jacket kept me on my cold wet rainy commute into work—throughout all 17.5 miles of wet! And even with a Camelbak strapped to my back, stuffed with a change of dry clothes, shoes, and a snack, the rear vent panel did an amazing job facilitating air flow and preventing overheating on the hills. I also appreciated the highly-visible Goldenrod color and reflective piping on the material on the dark ride home as an extra safety feature.

Got a Sunday morning group ride when grey skies and "spritzing" from the skies at regular intervals (otherwise referred to as "Oregon sunshine")? You'll be thankful for the wind-stopping fabric on the front panels and extra warm it provides if/when the temps drop.

In summation: if it's 40 degrees and raining, the Showers Pass Elite 2.0 is my new go-to jacket. Whether you commute, do fitness rides, tour by bike, or do all three, I hope it'll be yours too.

 
 –Jennifer Clunie 
 

When it comes to breathability in a rain jacket I dont think you could find anything better than a Showers Pass jacket. On a breathability scale of one to ten, where a one is a plastic trash bag, Id give a Showers Pass jacket a ten and most Goretex jackets an eight. The breathability of this jacket comes not only from the eVent three-layer fabric, but also from the numerous venting options built into the jacket. This jacket has fully taped seams, 11-inch pit zips under both arms, large gusseted cuffs, and a very large back vent for flow-thru ventilation. There are elastic cinch-cords on both the collar and the hemyou can open them for added ventilation or close them the keep the heat in. The back of the jacket is extra long to keep your backside dry in pouring rain.
 
 Read the rest of the review here.

–David Padfield, All Season Cyclist
 
 

My gauge of a good breathable jacket is simply one that minimises the perspiration; it is unrealistic to expect to be drizabone when you step into the team bus (or kitchen, if we bring things more down to earth). in the grand scheme of things, the showers pass elite 2.0 jacket is at the very top of the tree. taking into account the degree of attention and design involved in this waterproof jacket, particularly the under-arm zips.
 
 The Washing Machine  


DougDOUG SAYS:

BicyclingHub.com was the first online dealer of Showers Pass Jackets.

Way back in 2004, Ed Dalton and Dave Morrow visited us in our Portland, Oregon office and told us about the exiting new products they were working on. They asked for our help in promoting the brand.

Since 2004, BicyclingHub.com has sold thousands of Showers Pass jackets. The quality of these jackets is amazing. They hold up and even better, they breathe better than any jacket on the market. The Shower Pass Elite 2.1 has become the "gold standard" that everyone compares themselves to.

By Douglas Duguay, owner of Bicyclinghub.com

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Customer Reviews
Overall Rating for Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Rain Jacket
(based on 1 review)
Breathability that blew me away!!!
By from Brantford, ON, Canada on August 25, 2013
On our trip from Karlstadt to Rothenburg (Germany) it pissed down rain for most of the day.
The temperature at one point dropped to 7.6C/45.7F.
We were "high fiving" each other in the middle of a hail storm in the middle of a farmers field knowing that the showers pass gear was more than worth the money. We were warm and dry.
The rain in Germany this year was the worst ever in recorded history. This gear saved the trip from disaster.
After 101km total that first day we were warm, bone dry and absolutely NOT sweaty.
I would do it all again, rain and all, with my showers pass rain gear.
I actually now look forward to rainy day bike rides.

Pros:
Keeps you dry in torrential rain!
Keeps you warm in a freak hail storm!
After 101km of mostly pouring rain NOT sweaty...that blew me away!!!!!!
Comfortable.
Cons:
Absolutely nothing

I would recommend this item to a friend.


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