If you’ll remember, the genesis for this Showers Pass Spring Classic Jacket started back in 2014 at Milan San Remo with Team Katusha. After MSR and hilariously similar conditions at that year’s Giro, Katusha had some fit and design feedback—basically, TIGHTER. Showers Pass went back to the drawing board and created what we’re seeing here now.
The Showers Pass Spring Classic Jacket ($289.99USD) is a hard/soft shell hybrid utilizing elite™ fabric technologies. Designed to act as a rain jacket yet fit like a stretchable and breathable softshell race-cut jersey. Airflow is tunable using the zippered vent on the back just below the collar, acting as a flow through “tailpipe vent”. As with all Showers Pass products, reflectivity is provided in abundance.
Full Press Release
SHOWERS PASS UNVEILS SPRING CLASSIC CYCLING JACKET
Offering The Best Wet Weather Protection In Its Class
PORTLAND, OR – Showers Pass – https://www.showerspass.com
Showers Pass offers the best, wet weather protection in its class once again, adding to its already proven collection of weatherproof clothing that compliments all active lifestyles. The Spring Classic Cycling Jacket provides a streamlined race fit that is more like a jersey than a jacket, and non-binding construction thanks to seamless underarm panels. Featuring super light eliteTM waterproof breathable hardshell fabric on the front and back of the jacket, it is excellent for wet weather protection. Stretchy eliteTM waterproof breathable softshell fabric is used on the sides and under the arms to offer a secure and non-binding race fit.
“In 2013, Showers Pass was called upon to supply jackets for the Russian Katusha Pro Cycling Team for the 2014 race season. During the 2014 Tour of Italy, Team Katusha wore prototypes of the Spring Classic Jacket in the snow. Even the best riders in the world need protection from the elements,” says Kyle Ranson, president of Showers Pass. “Maintaining a steady core temperature in nasty weather can make or break a race. The new Spring Classic Jacket offers unparalleled protection from the elements in a lightweight, waterproof-breathable package, that also happens to fit like a glove.”
The Jacket offers large core vents and a back “tailpipe vent” below the neck for flow-through ventilation that allows precision air movement. Weighing just 300 grams in size medium, the jacket conveniently fits in its own back pocket for easy stashing when the weather improves. Featuring a 3M Scotchlite reflective piping down the front zipper, back and a reflective heat transfer Showers Pass logo down the sides, the Spring Classic Cycling Jacket is highly visible, ensuring safety from all angles when headlights approach.
Showers Pass Spring Classic Cycling Jacket Features:
● 3-layer eliteTM waterproof-breathable hardshell and softshell fabrics
● Fully seam taped for wind and waterproofness
● Wide tooth front zipper with storm flap and reflective trim
● Dual core vents and upper back “exhaust pipe” vent for airflow without billowing
● Elasticized cuffs for trim fit and easy on-off
● 360 degrees of reflective material for maximum visibility
● Large zippered back pocket
● Jacket packs down to fit inside back pocket
● Double adjust cinch cord at hem for a custom fit that won’t ride up
● Silicone grip at inside of drop tail hem
● Angled front zipper and specially shaped collar reduce chafing
● Soft, moisture-wicking lining at collar
● Trim race fit
● MSRP $289
● Available in color: Cayenne and Black
● Men’s Size: XS – XL Now available at: https://www.showerspass.
About Showers Pass
Showers Pass clothing is technically engineered cycling gear for racers, commuters, messengers and everyday cycling enthusiasts. Showers Pass was born from the desire to develop clothing and gear that would get more people out on their bikes, no matter the weather. Inspired by the challenging rides and variable conditions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, we have been combining high performance materials with innovative functional design for cyclists since 1997. With our roots in high performance waterproof-breathable outerwear, we have grown to offer a wide range of apparel and unique accessories for anyone who faces the elements – from city dwellers heading to the pub to pro cyclists heading to the top of L’Alpe d’Huez. https://www.showerspass.com