Showers Pass designs jackets with more bells and whistles, such as the Elite 2.1. But, when all you need is a jacket to keep you dry on and off the bike, the Women's Crossover jacket is a versatile shell that is both waterproof and breathable -- at a price that won't empty your wallet.
Showers Pass constructed the Crossover Jacket of Artex, which is a 2.5 layer fabric. This is a waterproof and breathable material that keeps you dry while reducing interior condensation. The seams have been taped to increase wind and waterproofness.
The Crossover has a women-specific relaxed fit, allowing you to layer a heavier jersey and base layer beneath, without the bulky feeling of a unisex jacket. The drop tail is cycling specific, while the fixed hood and sleek design are perfect for a walk to the coffee shop.
The 360-degrees of reflective tape and a light loop ensure you'll be seen. Added core vents increase air flow when you are riding hard and working up a sweat.
The Showers Pass Women's Crossover Jacket comes in sizes Small to XX-Large and is available in Fuscia and Olive.
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- Q & A
Women's ShowersPass Crossover Jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
When the zipper died in my Burley and leaking issues left me feeling all but prepared for the next downpour I looked to ShowersPass to provide a commuter's remedy. Having recently moved from OR back to the East Coast I trusted the Portland , OR brand to have my back in any storm.
I selected the Crossover for its non bike-specific design... an attached hood, roomier cut and an olive green color option. Photographs of the Crossover may have been somewhat misleading ; my -M- fit being a bit more restrictive across the shoulders than entirely comfortable and from that experienced with the Burley. I had hoped that the jacket would have offered a tad more coverage at my seat in the hunched forward position as well. So it loses a star for the fit. I may have been better fitted in a -L- but did not wish to repeat the returns process that i had already experienced with the Convertible Club II pants (rainy weather upon us).
I certainly encourage others who have not the luxury of a fitting room at purchase to tend toward the larger fit. How does the ShowersPass Crossover stand up to the weather? Two thumbs up... in cooler weather the restrictive fit still allows a base layer and my PI quilted fleece layer or Shebeest fleece vest. It's quite warm and on wetter days this jacket has definitely kept me dry. Thank you ShowersPass. And thanks again to BackCountry for the speedy delivery and excellent customer service.