This jacket is made for those days when speed and light weight are sacrificed for the most effective barrier possible against the rain and cold outside. If you've never had a jacket like this, you've never experienced the feeling of going out only because you have to and then enjoying one of the most epic days ever. We went with a heavier-weight GORE-TEX® fabric for extra durability and because we gave this jacket a little more generous cut and don't want the fabric flapping around. But we still made it so that you can ride in an aggressive position, helped by stretch panels around the shoulders. We've added the same stretch panels around the wrists so that you can put it on and take it off over your Diluvio gloves, and we added stretch panels on the sides in case you load up your pockets. Even though this is an absolute extreme-conditions jacket, it can still fold up small enough to be stuffed in a jersey pocket—or, more likely, in a bag, because this jacket is a must on your next multiday adventure.
WHAT IT IS
Mid-weight GORE-TEX® shell jacket for all-day riding in the rain, cut to fit over insulation layers but with Topo stretch panels to help the jacket move with you. This is serious equipment for your wettest, nastiest days on the bike, when anyone else would stay inside.