If you need a 'just in case' shell that looks and acts more like a real jacket than a trash bag, the Showers Pass Double Century Jacket will keep you dry and looking prepared next time the forecast is wrong. Since that talking bobblehead on television is nearly always wrong, the Double Century is a great jacket to have in your jersey pocket or messenger bag.
Crazy Cat Lady
a Cross Country Rider
from Santa Cruz, CA USA
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2011
Strengths: Zip pits
Weaknesses: Not super packable
I love my Montane Quattro jacket: it's good for all day rain. But doesn't have pit zips nor is it super packable so want an additional jacket for warm days or when rain is possible but not a sure thing.
Double Century has pit zips and Showers Pass' website claims it's very packable. But it's not. I put on a jersey and put my Montane Quattro in one pocket and Double Century in another pocket. DC was SLIGHTLY more compactable than the Montane. Another downside: After weighing both, the DC is 1.2 oz heavier than the Montane Quattro.
Can't comment on how it performs but it seems well made.