When rain and wind filter out the uncommitted, rejoice. Slip on the Chute and reclaim your route. Wear it alone or over light insulation, and ride strong from fall through to spring. The Storm Lite fabric is laminated to a waterproof-breathable membrane, with a lightweight mesh on the inside for comfort. A DWR treatment on the outside sheds water and road grime.
- Made of waterproof-breathable, mesh-lined polyester that's treated to shed water.
- Attached, adjustable hood with bungi at neck and back of hood.
- Brim stiffener helps keep precip out of your eyes.
- High collar with a brushed tricot lined chinguard and zipper garage for comfort.
- Welded underarm zipper vents are easy to use with gloved hands.
- Velcro cuff closures seal around bare wrists or gloves.
- Zippered, hand warmer pockets.
- Adjustable waist with cinch cord.
- Internal media pocket is welded to keep your phone secure and dry.
|Ideal for||Mountain biking|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.