Showers Pass Mountain Elite Jackets

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $255.00

Product Description

Durable, breathable, packable; and rides as hard as you do. The exceptionally breathable eVent fabric keeps out rain and mud without feeling like a sauna on the uphills. Abrasion resistant SuperFabric protects the elbows, and non-slip patches on the shoulders keep backpack straps in place over bumpy terrain. Everything you want in a mountain bike jacket - just add dirt.

Showers Pass Mountain Elite Jackets Pro Review

Showers Pass, known for its wind and waterproof cycling garments, was originally founded in 1998 in Arcata, California. The name Showers Pass, comes from the same named mountain pass just inland in the foothills of Eureka California. Obviously, it is a place that the weather can be pretty wet and miserable fairly frequently due to the North Pacific storm systems, and an ideal place to test and own good inclement weather cycling gear. Continue reading →

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SlowJoeCrow a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent waterproofing
lots of useful pockets
backpack friendly design

Weaknesses:    so-so venting
expensive list price
hood not included

Bottom Line:   
I bought this primarily as a commuter jacket after my old Gill jacket started leaking. Since I wear a backpack for commuting and a Camelbak off road, something designed to work with a pack made sense.
So far the good news is that the rubbery shoulder patches hold the pack in place and protect the jacket fabric. While the Event fabric is a bit stiff it does a great job with rain, and the extra pockets and fold away tail flap make it more useful off the bike, plus the handwarmer pockets are a great for stashing your gloves.
The bad news is that the "core vents" on the chest don't bring in as much air as pit zips and unlike my motorcycle jacket which uses a similar system, there are no exhaust vents in the back. Leaving the mesh lined handwarmer pockets open helps a little but I still end up opening the front zipper a lot.
At the blowout price I paid, this is an unbeatable jacket, although full list was a bit spendy. Unfortunately this jacket has been discontinued for a while so finding one new may be a challenge.
I gave an excellent rating for value because I got it dirt cheap, and dinged one flaming chili overall for venting and not including the hood like the similarly priced Endura MT500 or PI Octane.

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Favorite Trail:   DRT Bend OR

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Showers Pass warehou

Similar Products Used:   Gill lightweight jacket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dixie002 a Cross Country Rider from NZ

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2011

Strengths:    Very well made. It is comfortable to ride.
Most importantly it keeps you dry and warm without cooking inside.
By far the best rain jacket I've used for mountain biking.
Lightweight and easy to pack into the camelbak.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great investment if you enjoying riding in all conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Rotorua and environs

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Australia dealer for

Similar Products Used:   Berghaus - Tyrant

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon and SRAM/FOX

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