Ride long and stay dry.
It's never easy to ride in the rain, but there are some steps you can take to make life a little smoother, starting with the breathable, waterproof,
and well-vented Double Century RTX Men's Jacket.
lightweight and incredibly packable, but the RTX's real money maker is the Artex 2.5-layer membrane which, combined with fully taped seams and a water-resistant DWR coating, blocks precipitation while remaining extremely breathable, so you stay dry on both sides, even if you're spending hours in the saddle. Artex's Double Charcoal print helps keep a layer of air between your skin and the fabric, preventing the accumulation of clammy moisture with high breathability, and the RTX's plethora of core, back, cuff, and front-zip venting options let you nail the perfect amount of ventilation for all temperatures, power outputs, and intensities of precipitation.
Plenty of small touches help take the RTX over the top. 360-degree 3M Scotchlite reflective taping helps keep you visible in low-light conditions and an included light attachment on the back boosts your profile just a bit more. The chest pocket has an audio port and the zippered rear pocket keeps gel or house keys handy. The soft micro-chamois collar lining won't abrade your chin when you tuck your head down against howling headwinds or whipping rain, and a cinch cord at the drop-tail hem seals the bottom against wheel spray.
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- Q & A
put it to the test today
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I rode 28 miles in a constant heavy rain @ 43 degrees f.
I layered x2 thin shirts underneath and was very comfortable with temp and size.
I am right at the cutoff to sizing up to a large with a 42" chest and a 33" waist. Thanks to Eric's review I decided to try the M. I normally size up to a L with bike wear but i dislike the additional sleeve length. There will likely be colder days I would prefer a little more space for heavier layer or a warmer version but today this was perfect.
Today I had a belly pack for misc and was very happy for the drop back design that covered and protected the pack and my backside. The front is cut high to avoid bunching up. Nice bike cut but I would not wear for normal street wear.
I wish Showers Pass had a better hood option than the reviews suggest. I have a large neck and need for a good bill for minimizing rain on my glasses.
Overall I am happy with the purchase (at the sale price).
Watch Sizing Carefully -Excellent Jacket
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Med
Haven't had a chance to use it in the rain yet but the fit is excellent and the venting in the armpits will come in handy. I usually wear a Large and if I didn't try on a friend's and look at the sizing charts closely I would have ordered a large. I'm 6'1" and 170 and a Med fits perfectly, tight but not so tight that you don't have a bit of room. I don't like a jacket with a lot of extra material and the fit on this is a more tailored fit. Follow the sizing table. Seams seem like high quality, although I'm not looking forward to riding in the rain I am not worried about it if I have this jacket with me. One of the main things I was looking for was a jacket that packs down, difficult for a full rain jacket but this can be packed into a jersey pocket.
How does this jacket compare to the Elite 2.1. I'm interested in a jacket that I can use on hard rides and for commuting. Not sure if either serves both purposes better than the other. Thanks