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Rainshield Hooded Cycling Rain Jacket - Yellow
The perfect basic rain jacket for the leisure rider, crew, or spectator. Waterproof, Breathable, and Windproof! Drawstring hood closes tight to keep out even the strongest rain. The hood can fit over or underneath a helmet. Storm flap covers the zipper. High visibility yellow color ensures you will be safely seen. Packs into a handy stuff sack for easy transportation and storage in the tightest spots.
High visibility cycling rain jacket
Closes tight to keep out even the strongest rain
The wrists are elasticized
Hood can be worn under the helmet or over the helmet
Rolls up and stuffs into a fairly small sack
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48 of 50 found the following review helpful:
Good for HikingSep 02, 2010
By William Dimm
I was looking for a lightweight, breathable raincoat that I could stuff into my hydration pack in case of rain during a hike. This jacket is exactly what I wanted.
Weight: about 6 ounces - hard to find anything lighter
Waterproof: I've only been rained on once with it, but it seemed to do the job. I read a detailed review where the reviewer said he shaped part of the jacket like a cup, filled it with water, and left it sit for 24 hours with no leaking (he claimed that Gore-Tex is not as waterproof). I tried a similar experiment. I turned the stuff sack inside out (made of the same material as the jacket), filled it with water, and hung it by the drawstring. A few hours later, there were a few drops forming on the surface in a few spots. When I emptied it and turned it right-side-out, the areas that had leaked seemed to have water sticking to them, unlike the rest of the surface where the water rolled right off. Perhaps the leaky areas had small abrasions from being carried around in my pack. Anyway, I wouldn't consider the tiny amount of leakage significant considering that water pressure was applied for hours.
Breathable: Scientific studies show the Propore material that this jacket is made out of is much more breathable than Gore-Tex, especially when there is minimal water vapor, so you don't have to wait until a lot of water vapor builds up inside the jacket for it to start breathing. Based on my own experience, I guess it breathes OK, but it's hard to really say. The jacket is windproof, so your body heat gets trapped inside the jacket, so you'll feel hotter with the jacket on even if your sweat is able to get out.
Packable: You can crush it down pretty small, but if it isn't kept under pressure it will puff back up. This is actually somewhat related to how it feels when you wear it. The sleeves don't really lay down on your arms; they puff up around your arms. This is a good thing, since it allows some space for air instead of sticking to your sweaty arms when you are hiking.
Material feel: The material is very thin, and feels smooth somewhat like plastic on the outside, and somewhat like cloth (with a very slight furriness) on the inside. It feels comfortable. The long review I read claimed it was "brittle." I completely disagree with that. The material is thin, and you could probably poke your finger through if you wanted to, but it is extremely flexible, not brittle. I definitely would NOT expect it to withstand rubbing against sharp rocks -- the material is more like a plastic bag than like nylon fabric.
The material is bright yellow, which is good if you don't want to be run over by a car or shot by a hunter. I wear large shirts (6 feet tall, 190 pounds, athletic build), and the large jacket fit me as I would expect -- just barely enough extra room to slip my hydration pack underneath if I want to. It's pretty minimalistic. There are no pockets. The zipper doesn't look like it will last forever, but then neither does the material (it aims to be lightweight -- you can't have everything).
This is a great jacket if weight and breathability are important to you. It's not fancy or cool-looking. If you want a raincoat to hang in the closet and wear to the mall, this is NOT the jacket for you.
29 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Light weight and flimseyFeb 18, 2010
By Delburt D
I have had this rain jacket for just three months and the outer layer of fabric is seperating at the jacket to hood seam. It works very well as a wind breaker and I have used it in the rain, but for extended periods the water gets through the small tears in the fabric. The jacket is plenty large so I do not have to put undue strain on it when putting it on. Just know that this product is very light weight and by that factor a little flimsey.
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
amazing little jacket!Dec 05, 2009
This is my 2nd rainshield O2 jacket - love the first one so much. Just wanted another one a tad larger for wearing over heavier under-layers.
Super light-weight, quiet, & keeps me dry without being heavy or "plasicky". Breathes - great for runs or rides in rainy weather.
Not super sturdy fabric, but not expected for the price. The only thing I'd like to add is one zip pocket.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Excellent for keeping the rain off!Oct 24, 2010
By Craig S. Prior
I got these with the matching rain pants for wearing on a bicycle during my commute. As noted in another review, these products are excellent for keeping the rain but they don't breathe. Thus, if it's a warm rain you'll still be saturated... not by rain but by sweat.
During a cold rain I imagine these would be perfect.
As it happens I wear the jacket as a bicycling jacket in case of rain. It works fine. It's also very lightweight; the material is some sort of space-age product as thin as paper but very waterproof. For bicycling and camping this is perfect. For warmth, just zip it up - your body heat isn't going anywhere, but expect to sweat.
I manage to roll up this jacket AND the rain pants and pack them both in the provided little stuff sack. Thus, very convenient to transport, very lightweight, very efficient in keeping the rain off. For the price I paid this is an excellent deal.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Excelent value/price indexAug 29, 2011
By J. Guataqui
I live in Bogota, which is 2860 meters over the level of the sea. Being in the equator zone we do not really have seasons so it may rain any day of the year. I go to my office by bycicle at least 2 days out of five. I bought both the jacket and trousers. They have proven to be an excellent decision. They are warm and waterproof, visible and not bulky.
Perhaps there are some issues that may be considered. Side openings to reach keys, money, etc. The hood could be bigger, in order to use it over the helmet. Anyway, this items are very good and I am glad to have them.
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