I bought this jacket for my long SE Asia ride where weather could change seemingly on a dime. I worn this through early morning fog, bright sunshine and 5-minute each monsoon. It carried me through all of these, except when the sun was up, I can feel sweat collecting around my elbows. You need to have some kind of base layers to ride in cool weather, as there is no insulate capability. But is light weight, looks good, gets you notice on the road and repels water except for real heavy down pour. I can take it off and roll it tight to stuff into my back pocket. The best feature is the hood, it won't cover your helmet but does a good job keep your head warm tucking underneath the helmet.
Glad I got it. You would too.
Like the jacket. Looks good. My only real concern is it really doesn't breath well. Even with vents open it just seems to condense on the inside. I sweat a lot and when I get to work even in a colder downpour the inside is always wet (not from the rain though).
My first reaction to this jacket is that it doesn't add a lot of warmth. That's not a problem because I can simply add more layers in cold weather. I'm suspecting that it's because of its breathability. I think it will become a big advantage when things warm up later in the year.
I tend to sweat a lot when I ride, so I have low expectations for staying dry with any jacket, but so far this jacket has done pretty well on rides. The hood is thin and works pretty well under the helmet. I've found this jacket works well for just walking around too.
We got this jacket on sale to use not on the bike but for morning walks. It's a lightweight rain shell that can layer up for any temperature. The fit is nice. It vents appropriately. It's not noisy like some rain jackets. The price made it a deal to not pass up, the quality makes it a deal at any price.
Breathable, fits well, good freedom of movement. Pit zips. Reflective accents. All the stuff you'd want in a good rain jacket. That is except for ONE thing I hate. The hood! WTF?! No way to stash or remove the hood! Who puts a hood on a cycling jacket?