Rated 5 out of 5 Great windbreaker in the winter
Got it for my husband who rides his bike to work 3-4 days a week. We are in Michigan, so a good windbreaker is what I was looking for. He said it works very well and keeps him warm even though the material is thin and light. I especially like the reflective elements that keep him visible and safe on the road when it's dark (which is almost all the time in Michigan!). He has yet to see if it's true as some reviewers said that it's not ventilative enough for warmer weather. Got it with a $10 off discount, so it was a pretty good value.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SCgardener Life Saver
Three bikers killed in last 2 months in my city. Bought the high visibility jacket in hopes it saves my hubby's life. He loves it. It has vents to prevent over-heating, aide breathability. We live in deep, tropical USDA Zone 10, and he has only used it in temps around 70's. Can't tell you if he will be able to use it in spring or summer, since we don't have 4 seasons here. It has given me more peace of mind to know he is easier to see.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MAWE Great Feel and Fit!
Nice fit with good coverage on bottom back for water spray when cycling. Not clammy feeling like others I have tried.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby PatagoniaFan Garment Not Too Accurately Described
As other reviewers have noted, this garment is not "breathable" in any way whatsoever, other than for the fact that there are zippered side vents. And while the description says "Machine wash and dry," the actual care label on the jacket itself says "Hang dry." On the other hand, it certainly is waterproof. However, it lacks a hood, which is available separately only from the manufacturer, a $25 item, plus shipping. Further on the plus side, the zippers are waterproof, easy to open and close, and have convenient pull tabs. The sleeves are long, and the jacket is short in front, long in back, good for bicycling, which is its intended use. There is no question that this is a high-visibility piece, and anyone wearing it will be easily seen, day or night. It fits well, is made well, and on the whole, I like it.
November 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby NewryKnight Light & Bright!
This is a great jacket. It is light weight and reflects light really well which is great when crossing roads in the dark. Have not had a chance to try out the waterproof features, but it is great so far.
November 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby rojon cold and
I returned this jacket after trying it on. It felt like cold rubber on the inside and too heavy. I also thought it was a poor value and am grateful that I could return it at no charge with my Bean's credit card.
October 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby CPMoo Light weight with high visability.
I bought this waterproof jacket as a gift for a runner, not a cyclist.
There is room to layer, high visibility at night, it is soft and lightweight. The rain flap and longer back are good features.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Perfect fit!
I bought a medium jacket and I am very satisfied. I often fall between a Large and Medium size and have a 37 inch sleeve length. My jacket has plenty of sleeve length and room enough for under layers. I couldn't be happier.
September 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby Jamokie In the End, a Disappointment
I'm a pretty experienced cyclist. After moving to the Great Northwest, where it's raining most days 9 months of the year, I got this jacket, thinking it was the answer to riding in the rain and cold, while keeping dry and comfortable. Half-right. It keeps out water, and using layering clothing underneath can keep you reasonably warm. But as another reviewer noted, for this kind of money, you'd expect some breathability. The only thing breathable about this jacket is in the pit zips, which really don't do that much to maintain breathability, but do let cold air in.
Part of the fault lies in Bean's description of the item, which surely gives the impression that it breathes well, and that's just plain misleading . If you're willing to pay $99 for the experience of cycling in a sauna, this is the jacket for you. I see Bean now carries a $199 goretex waterproof, breathable jacket. I may buy it (or trade it for this Showers Pass model), but I'm going to do some careful internet research first to make sure reviewers say it'll both let perspiration evaporate, as well as keeping water out.
The Showers Pass not a terrible jacket. And it the color certainly adds to your visibility with drivers. It's just somewhat mis-advertised, and there are better rain jackets out there, although the best always come with a high pricetag.
September 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Jamokie Ok - be aware of limitations
For a premium price, I expect a premium jacket. There are a lot of good things about the jacket - obviously, you get seen, which is important to staying alive if you bike a lot. It is waterproof as advertised. But as for breathability - it leaves a lot to be desired. The description gave me the impression that it kept out water but let persperation pass thru to evaporate - essential in a high activity level event like biking. I can't the difference between this and a non-breathable nylon jacket that much. The pit zips help some, but it just doesn't do a great job of expelling body moisture, even with a wicking base layer. That said, I am beginning to believe that 'breathable' and 'waterproof' really don't exist optimally in garments.
September 1, 2013