• Andy

    To list the midriff of a high end cycling jacket for non-cycling purposes as a con is a bit weird. If you are looking for something similar that has a better cut for around town, SP makes several other models that are better cut for that. The club and touring models come to mind.

    March 19, 2012
  • Andy,
    I’ll admit it is strange to list the midriff as a con since it is a great on the bike feature. I was writing the review from someone who would be using the jacket on and off the bike for long periods of time in a touring situation, which I admit is probably beyond the design scope of the jacket. I do say it works well on the bike, but is not desirable off the bike. Aside from looking a little funnyy, I found it was getting my layers and pants wet when walking around or at camp during a storm.


    March 19, 2012
  • Fashion around town in NZ?!

    March 19, 2012
  • spokesy

    I have to agree that mentioning the midriff is an important feature, at least to me. I am pretty anal-retentive with my rain-gear shingling during my touring. My last trip I took happened to be on tandem recumbent, where I wasn’t really thinking and layered as normal only to realize 20 minutes into the rain storm that in my position all the rain and road water was being sucked up into my gear. Doh!

    I also just purchased the women’s shower’s pass convertible rain pants a couple months ago, and above the zipper, they have a vent flap on the knees(on rain pants!) which is constantly getting water in under it and I am always showing up at work with sopping wet knees.

    March 28, 2012
  • Tom

    Great review – I’ve been tempted by this jacket. But I wonder, how does its water resistance compare to the other jacket you mention – the showers pass elite, which uses eVent? Thanks

    July 17, 2012

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