A little (or a lot of) rain is no reason to cancel your ride. Fully sealed seams, waterproof construction and a stand-up collar keep the elements on the outside, while the breathable laminate helps moisture escape from the inside. A cycling-specific cut lets you ride comfortably, with enough room to add a layer underneath when the mornings turn frosty.
- 2.5-layer waterproof-breathable laminate has an activated charcoal backer for durable waterproofing with maximum breathability.
- Fully seam-sealed construction keeps rain from sneaking in.
- Semi-form fit has enough room to add warm layers underneath in cold weather and has an ergonomic cut designed for the riding position.
- Tall stand-up collar provides weather protection.
- Elasticized sleeve openings fit over thick layers and over or under gloves.
- Back zippered pocket has a zipper flap to keep weather out.
- Reflective details keep you visible in low light.
|Technology||SELECT Barrier WxB 2.5L|
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.
|Pockets||1 back zippered|
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.
|Additional feature(s)||Reflective details|