Ive had many great rainwind jackets in over 40 years of NW winter riding. The Elite has the best combination of rainwind protection and ventilation to keep me from cooking in my own sweat midway through a winter ride.
This is a great, very well made product. High quality seaming, fabric selection. Should be an easy 5 stars. Only issue i had with it was the excessive fabric at the waist. It flared out, not in. So the waist flapped like mad. I am not sure why it was designed like this? For this and only this only reason, i chose the Castelli Super Legera. For the rest, it.fit well and true to size. Ordered med. I am 162, 5.10,long arms, 39 chest, 32 waist. If it wasnt for the large waist, i would take this over the Castelli Super leggera any day. Much higher quality. Whilst I was not familiar with Shower Pass before this, I will definately consider their products in high regard from now on.
If you want to go on a long, wet ride, you probably don't want these pants, opting instead for waterproof bib tights. If you want to ride shorter distances in the rain wearing either cycling clothes or work clothes, these are the pants for you. The coverage of these pants is excellent. I'm 6'2 with a 33 waist and 34 inseam. The L size fits well and I just barely need to use the waistband drawstring. Still ample room in the waist and thighs for someone heavier than myself. I like that the legs are LONG. The bottom of the pant leg has zippers on the outside so you can unzip them and pull these directly over your shoes, jeans, everything. After pulling them on, zip down the side zippers and secure the two velco straps to tighten up the pant legs around your calf and ankle. No worries about these getting caught in your chain. With a bent leg, my sock just barely shows when wearing road shoes, so if I wear waterproof shoe covers while biking or wear hiking boot while hiking these will easily overlap for excellent wet weather coverage.
If you are looking for carry some light and affordable rain pants in case of an down pour on your commute to work or home, then these are them.
Could you use these on a long tour? Yes, but there are better products out there, which breathe, and would be worth paying more for.