Waterproof Rain Cape

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Yeah and this is not a warm weather jacket. I'll just get wet and be ok in the summer. It's more the 60F and below when it showers, fall and spring. So likely long-sleeves underneath regardless. And it's cool enough that sweat can be mitigated with airflow to some degree.
 

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@cantunamunch, I love the Ornot Magic Shell.

Sadly, even the XXL is too small.

And I'm near what I used to call "race weight" this year.
 

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Shake Dry. I know you don't like the price. I finally did it last season and have zero regrets.
I am a year-round rider in the PNW, and have tried everything at some point. Avoid anything that is "stretch".
 

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Talk about guilt - I have the Showers Pass "Men's Hi-Vis Torch E-Bike Jacket with beacon lights" plus rain hood and club visible pants at a mere US$410-ish (jacket when in stock about $270 right now) - but the jacket is exceedingly good and given I bought it for potential all day riding while on tour, I don't really regret it: it is also ludicrously visible since effing cagers texting and daydreaming behind the wheel need to see me a long way ahead to be able to make the significant effort of moving the steering wheel.
 

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If you're looking for a proper rain cape, Cleverhood makes some wonderful ones. Granted, they're more closely based on Dutch-style bike positioning (i.e. more upright), but they're well made, vent reasonably well, and are purpose-built for riding a bicycle in the rain.

Cleverhood also makes an anorak that may work better for riders in more aggressive riding positions like MTBs, road, and gravel setups.

If you want a jersey that's great for precipitation (and don't want a flappy fabric tent around you), the classic Castelli Gabba works well. It's fairly waterproof yet still quite breathable. This item is sought out by pro racers for the cold "classics racing period" in the spring in Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rapha's rain jackets are fantastic, if pricey. Their Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Text Jacket is simply amazing: light, not too flappy, keeps you dry and breathes well. But it's nearly $300, so it's not everyone's cuppa. Their Core Rain Jacket II or Commuter Jacket are more affordable options.

And yes, Showers Pass makes awesome rainwear that's super waterproof. But as @cantunamunch says: they're not very breathable and turn into sauna suits if you work up a sweat.

And cutting to the chase: fenders help a lot! I use SKS RaceBlade Pro removable fenders on my Moots and they provide excellent splash protection on wet roads. Don't discount fenders! In combination with a lighter, more breathable jacket they work a charm.
 

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How old is yours? I just picked up this year's and the XL is a proper XL, about equivalent to LG club/MTB fit.

It was this years, and I confess that I don't remember what the issue was.

But it was not too small, it just fit weirdly.

Currently waiting for this in Manic Yellow 2X. Should be in stock and still on sale in 7-9 days per Pactimo.


A bit breathable, a bit water repellent AND THREE BACK POCKETS FTW!!!
 
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