shower's pass elite pro jacket

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white folks
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shower's pass elite pro jacket

it's the best.
*NOT e-vent mat'l-but something else. possibly bootleg, possibly magic.
*packable in jerz pocket.
*off-center front zipper.
*neck vent.
*waterproof zippers.

the only bad part is the color options. comes in black or bum-with-hepatitis-yellow.

can a motherfucker get some hi-vis or maybe just coke white?

damn. fin ta choke a bitch up in here.

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 20:13
white folks
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oh an someone finally got their head out of their ass and made fucking cycling jacket with long enough arms.

well done.

distracted by ass pain

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 20:14
hiljentaa
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That actually sounds great. What is the retail on it?

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 20:32
aerobear
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$229.99

the elite 2.0 is event, not the elite pro. elite pro is a lighter material just called "elite (tm)"

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 22:08
white folks
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+1 amy droppin tha 411

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 23:06
NOVELTYNAME
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Is it layerable, like will my base-LS mid base-LS jerz fit under it?

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 23:07
white folks
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come in and try one on. the shit is like waterproof and breathable?

fuckin magnets dude. magnets.

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 23:40
yonderboy
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If the Elite Pro is cut like the Club Pro, a base layer and long sleeve jersey should fit underneath. However, it's going to be hot up in herre.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 00:08
white folks
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i typically slather my whole body in embro under 65* so i aint 'fraid

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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 00:06
Larry Winget
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That's a very exclusive sounding jacket.

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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 00:21
crowding
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elite pro members only

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 00:45
white folks
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they took a lesson from shimano

branding shit as PRO, how could a burgeoning bike jock not want it?

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Sat, 12/31/2011 - 01:26
liquify
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Hmm, this is a pretty convincing review from couch potato turned bike jock of the year.
Maybe tax refund or taking up an additional online course to grade might secure it for me.

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 23:26
Tarckington Bear
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I can second the positive reviews on this. Did 3 moderately rainy hours the other day and was just sorta dampish in my pits.

Plus packable. Has replaced my wind jacket. Besides rapha bibs the best piece of kit i've ever bought.

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 15:06
NOVELTYNAME
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abe review rapha bibs

"Folks want options!"

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 15:51
NoahGenda
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+1

Best jacket I have ever worn.

The best type of fit advice is internet fit advice.

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 15:53
radicole
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http://www.showerspass.com/catalog/men/mens-jackets/softshell-trainer

softshell trainer.

been wearing this a lot lately. nice thing is that it fits like my old mountain hardwear softshell so it's totally wearable in casual settings. pretty rad atmo. waterproof and really warm. fits me well.

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 00:42
aerobear
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^^ brent got one of those and he really likes it.

wish they did a ladies one. i like my jackets pretty snug and brents wearing the small in mens, so too big for me.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 03:30
applecrisp
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Does this jacket have decent construction? Is it gonna last me for more than a year, or is it pretty disposable?

I don't mind dropping the cash if I can get a long life from it...

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 19:16
white folks
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good question, ask me in two years?

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Sun, 01/08/2012 - 02:03
mander
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(Reply to #20)

applecrisp wrote:
Does this jacket have decent construction? Is it gonna last me for more than a year, or is it pretty disposable?

I don't mind dropping the cash if I can get a long life from it...

dats my worry. I like the idea of packability and elite proness but i might wuss out and get the more fredly event showers pass when i get around to getting a balleur rain jacket.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 04:22
that guy
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The Club Pro is "club" cut, which means it's meant for posing at the coffee shop instead of riding. Plus fuck hand pockets and no rear pocket.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 11:13
asterisk
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I've been using their touring jacket for 3 years now... mostly for commuting and occasionally on longer rides. It's held up fine but isn't as balleur as the eVent jacket. I like the looser cut for easier layering. I can throw on a couple wool base layers and a long sleeve windblocker jersey under the jacket and be fine down to well below freezing.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 12:06
Roxy
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the (e-vent) elite 2.0 is a rando standard. i've got maybe... 3000ish miles on mine in about a year, everything still works perfectly.

i don't think any rain jacket is gonna last forever, but i think most of my riding buddies have reported getting 2-3 years of very high all-weather mileage out of theirs

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 14:57
blumpkin

yeah, cant decide between the elite 2.0 and the elite pro.
elite™ is like generic eVent or what?

maybe I should go with the elite tech-pro club double 3.0, instead.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 16:30
white folks
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(Reply to #25)

blumpkin wrote:

maybe I should go with the elite tech-pro club double 3.0, instead.

lolled

if you need to be dry but are on the rivet all the time, get the elite pro

if you need to be dry but are chillin for the long haul get the 2.0

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Sun, 01/08/2012 - 17:44
Larry Winget
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Saw this jacket in person today. It's ballin, but not remotely in my budget.

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Sun, 01/08/2012 - 19:50
aerobear
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(Reply to #27)

blumpkin wrote:
yeah, cant decide between the elite 2.0 and the elite pro.
elite™ is like generic eVent or what?

maybe I should go with the elite tech-pro club double 3.0, instead.

elite and eVent are just totally different things, man.

eVent is a great, durable, middle weight commuter jacket fabric

the elite™ is significantly lighter. wouldn't recommend to wear under a backpack/mess back regularly. it's meant to be a training ride in the rain kinda jacket, not a commuter. it's pocket stuffable..

IMO, commute or rando with the elite 2.0,.. get the elite pro if you need a pocket stuffer for downpours on your training rides.

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Sun, 01/08/2012 - 22:21
NOVELTYNAME
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was the msrp/sale price ever posted?

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 11:52
Larry Winget
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(Reply to #29)

miguel wrote:
was the msrp/sale price ever posted?

aerobear wrote:
$229.99

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Mon, 01/09/2012 - 12:06
Tarckington Bear
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yeah I defs wouldn't even think of wearing a backpack or bag with this. It seems a bit fragile, and it's expensive.

like I get home (warm and dry, mind) and hang it gently from its little hook. I can make it last a long, long time by treating it right.

every time i wear it, i like it more. shit works.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 13:15
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #31)

oldabe wrote:
yeah I defs wouldn't even think of wearing a backpack or bag with this. It seems a bit fragile, and it's expensive

GTK. I just met somebody this weekend who was like "yea, let me know what you want" and i was like "elite pro comp 3.0 jacket'

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 14:04
mander
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protip II: showers pass also makes a mtb-specific jacket with cordura in the zones that get abraded from backpacks and falling. it is their max fred level offering and the one that they specificallly recommend for commuters.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 14:38
Larry Winget
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1. How the fuck do you destroy a jacket by riding with a backpack?
2. Is it too much to ask for a $230 jacket to be reasonably durable?

I have a packable hi-viz Sugoi fredjacket that I wear as an outer layer in the colder months when it gets dark before 5. So far it has not asploded with heavy backpack use.

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Mon, 01/09/2012 - 14:54
Tarckington Bear
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fabric is insanely thin. feels like tissue paper.

is made to wear over a jersey/baselayer, on your road bike, in the rain/wind and be packable.

it's a specific thing, atmo.

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 15:10
yonderboy
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(Reply to #35)

tarckeemoon wrote:
1. How the fuck do you destroy a jacket by riding with a backpack?
2. Is it too much to ask for a $230 jacket to be reasonably durable?

I have a packable hi-viz Sugoi fredjacket that I wear as an outer layer in the colder months when it gets dark before 5. So far it has not asploded with heavy backpack use.

All my shells eventually wore through the inner laminate of the shoulder panels from daily backpack use. The ones that had an inside liner tended to outlast the ones that didn't.

The best thing to do is wash it regularly and reapply a water repellent. I think I got about 7 years of use out of my last Mountain Hardwear shell.

Shower's Pass has some more affordable jackets in their lineup. They have the OG Double Century for $125 that uses their orignal ARTEX and is packable. It's not as balleur, but it comes in coke white.

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 11:44
Tarckington Bear
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double century is also cut for fat guys with short arms.

at this point i'm not buying any plasticky thing with taped seams because they either fucking leak or you sweatlodge innem.

but usually both at the same time.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 06:47
aerobear
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they also have that sweet backpack specific jacket with the reinforced shoulders. it looks a little silly but makes sense. primarily aimed a mtb bros but the cut is far from "loose" if youve seen some of their other jackets (touring jacket is just hilariously sized.. but perfect for big bellied tall old men).

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:31
blumpkin

tried on an elite 2.0.
fit a medium best.
how's the fit on the elite pro compared to the 2.0? shop didnt have any elites...

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 21:41
aerobear
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SP fitting is no confusing than any other brand. they have several cuts, from big and loose to tight/pro.

use the sizing chart:
http://www.showerspass.com/catalog/men/mens-jackets/elite-pro-jacket

crowding wrote:
Every time i eat Dick's I just wind up disappointed that I'm not getting In-n-Out.

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 16:10
mander
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Sun, 04/15/2012 - 00:59
white folks
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holy shit thats about what i pay as a shopbro

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Thu, 05/03/2012 - 21:30
mander
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backing doug's review.. been breveting and commuting in mah sp elite pro turbo champion edition through a shitty wet west coast spring, and I couldn't be happier with it. The fit looks sorta doopy off the bike (arms too long, waist too high), and makes tons of sense as soon as you get on the bike... it is an uncompromisingly bikey jacket. The M size fits me at 6'2" 170 perfectly, with a bit of room underneath for a base layer and sweater. packs away to nothin'. The venting is very crafty... it draws air up the sleeves, passes it across your pits, down your ribcage and out some holes lower down on the sides of the jacket. feels good and n.b. that it works best when you don't have a lot of layers underneath. it works in a huge range of temperatures, i had it on for most of a 24 hour fleche and it was hard for me to feel too hot in it.

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 12:20
petit jong cat
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Whoa! Just doing some Googling and this thread came up in the search results (page two, yay!). Seeing as how I might be in the market for one, are there any more usability updates on the Shower Pass jackets to share?

teepz wrote:
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Sun, 12/02/2012 - 13:11
eric_ssucks
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I like my elite 2.0 event(r) jacket: it keeps me dry and reasonably warm. However, It's not that much less sweaty than regular rain jackets, so often I'll pack the jacket if it's not pouring rain (or wear a really light base layer, even in 40deg rain and wind). Also, I bought the large because I tried them on at the DT bike gallery: the medium was a little tight in the shoulders, but the rest of the jacket is pretty loose. I probably should have got the medium. Otherwise, it's pretty nice for a rain jacket: very water resistant (no jacket is waterproof), comfortable, and well-vented.

If you're going to wear a backpack, get the mountain version. The commuter/road version really needs to breath out of the back of the jacket.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 15:37
petit jong cat
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It only ever reaches 40-ish degrees here in the early morning and as of lately it's been rainy and windy. In those conditions a jacket seems to be a necessity; on most days I get by okay with a jerz x armwarmers collabo when dealing with wind only. I've been contemplating whether or not if I need a rain jacket and will keep your thoughts in mind. Thanks Eric!

edit: probably should of bought my winter items earlier in the year huh? Those deep discounts would've been soooo sweet.

teepz wrote:
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Sun, 12/02/2012 - 18:08
GrandmaJordan
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Amy, or maybe one of you other shopbros, what is the smallest of the women's Shower's Pass stuff (for road)? Also, anyone have any other recommendations for comparable women's rain gear that maybe comes in smaller sizes?

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Sun, 12/02/2012 - 23:20
eric_ssucks
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honestly, if it's not pouring rain on you and you don't have to wear the clothes you ride in all day, just get a good vest and change when you get there. Otherwise, sweatlodge, no matter how nice your gear.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 00:11
gmonster

This was the first jacket I bought -- I made the right choice.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:27