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Showers Pass Mens Elite 2.1 Jacket
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Showers Pass Men's Elite 2.1 Jacket

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The Showers Pass Elite 2.1 is the company's flagship rain jacket—and they know rain. Combining fully waterproof protection with outstanding breathability and thoughtful bike-specific features, the Elite 2.1 has proven itself over and over again as a great choice for roadies, commuters, and recreational cyclists alike.

This 2.1 model improves upon the well-loved 2.0 with a slightly refined cut for even better on-the-bike performance, and a few new color options to help you stand out or blend in.

eVentâ„¢ 3-layer fabric is fully waterproof with breathability unmatched by other technical waterproof fabrics. Fully-taped seams make sure no precipitation sneaks past, along with a full-length two-way water-resistant zipper. 11-inch pit zips offer easy ventilation options, while gusseted cuffs keep air out or let it in to keep you comfortable. Two water-resistant pockets: one in back, and a chest pocket that features an audio port. 3M reflective taping on the arms and back adds visibility. Soft Micro-Chamois collar prevents uncomfortable chafing when you're zipped all the way up.

Showers Pass Mens Elite 2.1 Jacket
Other styles of this product are available.
$268.99
XSSMLXLXXL
Chest34"-36"37"-39"40"-42"42"-44"46"-48"4'3"-4'5"
Waist26"-28"28"-30"30"-32"32"-34"34"-36"36"-38"
Inseam32"-0"33"-0"33"-0"33"-0"34"-0"35"-0"

Sleeve Type: Long Sleeve 

Goldenrod - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-SM 

Goldenrod - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-MD 

Goldenrod - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-LG 

Goldenrod - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-XL 

Goldenrod - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-GOLD-XX 

Black - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-SM 

Black - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-MD 

Black - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-LG 

Black - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-XL 

Black - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-BLCK-XXL 

Cayenne - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-SM 

Cayenne - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-MD 

Cayenne - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-LG 

Cayenne - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-XL 

Cayenne - XX-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-CAYN-XXL 

Pacific Blue - Small

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-S 

Pacific Blue - Medium

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-M 

Pacific Blue - Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-L 

Pacific Blue - X-Large

Mfg PartNum: 1207-PBLU-XL 

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Reviewed 9/23/2013
by Stacia (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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19 of 19 customers found this review helpful.
Still waterproof after all these years...

I have owned the Elite 2.0 jacket since 2008 (I think) and have worn it pretty much daily for winter commuting for most of those years. Except for dirt stains on the yellow fabric, it still looks brand new - ZERO loose threads, worn fabric, anything. On a long bike tour a few years ago, I brought another Showers Pass jacket (the Century, maybe? - trying to save weight) and loaned my Elite 2.0 to my riding partner. By the end of my three-month tour, the lighter jacket was destroyed - no longer waterproof, with the fabric layers peeling apart, the pit zippers stuck. The Elite 2.0 was still kicking, and continues to keep me totally dry and comfortable in all kinds of weather.

I am a woman, but have the men's cut of this jacket. It fits fine and I can fit it over another jacket or sweater easily. I do find that it's cut a little too short in the front, but the long back hem is awesome. It's possible this is improved in the new 2.1 cut, which I haven't tried.

My only caveat is the cuff fabric. It soaks up water like crazy and takes a loooong time to dry. Why Showers Pass didn't make the cuffs out of the same awesome eVent fabric that the rest of the jacket is made of, I will never understand.

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Reviewed 1/11/2012
by Jay (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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pdx
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17 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
Worth the extra dollars

I've been using the Shower's Pass Century jacket for the past couple years. The jacket has held up well, fits well and keeps the rain out, but it really doesn't breath particularly well. After a hard workout in Portland drizzle, I'm almost as moist as if I hadn't been wearing a jacket.

So this season, I decided to break down and spend the extra money on the Elite 2.0 jacket. Wow, what a difference. This jacket keeps me warm and dry without feeling like I'm wearing a plastic bag. Extremely well made with lots of venting options and the fabric seems to breath surprisingly well. I also feel a bit safer riding in the dark with the reflective stripes on the back and sleeves. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 10/30/2009
by Andrew S. (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland, OR.
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29 of 40 customers found this review helpful.
A great Jacket for the wet PNW.

I love my Elite 2.0! I mostly commute but If it looks like I'm going to brave the downpour to get a great rain ride in, this is what I'll be wearing. Excellent waterproof quality, without over heating, or becoming drenched in my own sweat. If you need a top of the line do all waterproof jacket, this is it!

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Reviewed 8/29/2014
by JRinTX
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Cleburne, TX
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great rain jacket

I bought this rain jacket in anticipation of encountering rain on RAGBRAI this year. I knew from weather patterns in Iowa that there would be a great chance this jacket would come in handy. Guess what, on Friday of RAGBRAI we had a big storm come through and we got to ride in very heavy rain. This jacket stopped the rain very well and I found it much more comfortable than typical cheap rain jackets. The breathable material worked great and the two vents under the arms worked great

I had a great ride in the rain that day while others thought they encountered their worst day ever. Based on that difference of opinion, I'd say the Showers Pass jacket is well worth the money.

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Reviewed 2/18/2019
by Mike
Boston,MA
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Fights rain, cold, and cycling stereotypes!

I was looking for a rain jacket that I could use for cycling in bad weather, either by choice or by circumstance. I often ride my bike to and from work, and tend to watch the weather closely so that I do not ride to work in the rain. But will ride to work knowing that the ride home might be a wet one. Its okay to arrive home a little bit wet and cold, because there is always a dry towel and change of clothes. But its not the kind of chance one would take going into the start of a work day. And I will go out for a ride on a bone work day as long as its above 30degrees and not falling. So I needed a jacket for that. And most cycling gear is made for slim people. And Im not slim. I wanted a jacket with a double zipper. So I could unzip the bottom and reach into a pocket. And I wanted a jacket that I could keep in my truck for when I was caught out unprepared. And a jacket that could help automobile drivers see me in low light so that I didnt get crushed. And eventually I found this jacket from Shower Pass. I love this jacket. It comes in XXL, and it fits over several layers of riding gear. Vents that zip open when you start to get too warm, chest pocket for stuff. And Velcro at the cuffs. Long tail to shed the rain water, so it doesnt run down your backside and into your shorts. I bought a second one to keep in my truck.

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Reviewed 2/20/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Oregon
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Reliable for the rain

I just replaced my old Showers Pass Elite. My first one last 12 year of daily commuting 6 months of the year plus road rides in the Pacific Northwest. I consider it a bomb proof jacket and though the zipper did finally wear out 12 years is a great life span for such heavy use and why I replaced it with the same.. With pit zips, the elite has a wide temp range, rarely needing more than a vest for mid-winter commutes and unzip for fall and spring. I also finally splurged on the Showers Pass Spring Classic jacket for the road rides as it is much more trim and fits easily in a pocket to carry...but not the jacket for a commute.

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Reviewed 1/24/2019
by Anonymous
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Cleveland, OH
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I have used this in the snow to provide a most excellent wind breaker

This is not just a rain jacket, I have used this jacket in the snow to provide a most excellent wind breaker. I love the fact that it is bright yellow. Hopefully, those distracted drivers will see me!!

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Reviewed 12/13/2018
by Sam
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Great durable rain jacket

I live in the Washington Cascades and use wear this jacket for by rainy day rides. It does an excellent job keeping me dry but do get some internal condensation after a long ride.

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Reviewed 11/6/2018
by richgfcst
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Chicago area
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent, but zippered back pocket is disappointing.

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 jacket is what I use and like best. The underarm ventilation zippers make a big difference. Just wish for a more traditional 3 back pockets, the zippered back pocket is not very practical. Dealing with it while riding is difficult.

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Reviewed 4/12/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I commute with this daily around 200 weekly

I commute with this daily around 200 weekly. I ride in every condition imaginable and plow through heaps and heaps of rain. This does keep me dry however I am usually drenched when I get home, but I'm not sure if that's water or sweat. Nevertheless when I ride I dont feel like I am getting wet and that's pretty much all that matters. I stay dry (feel like I'm staying dry) and warm. I place my cell phone and my wallet in the left breast pocket and have never had a problem with water although water (condensation) does seem to penetrate although not enough to cause damage. I've unfortunately had a few crashes in the last 7 months and the jacket has faired well - There are some battle wounds, but this jacket has many more years of life left - I would without hesitation buy another if needed.

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Reviewed 1/8/2017
by Anonymous
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Olympic Peninsula, WA
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breathable, waterpoof, durable, comfortable

I bought it on sale and like it a lot. It's been wet and cold this fall and I appreciate it's breathability. Pit zips are easy to use, allows me to regulate with the varying conditions we have in the northwest. The goldenrod color has good visibility for poor weather conditions.

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Reviewed 5/2/2016
by richgfcst
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N. Illinois S Wisconsin
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very happy - least overheating I've experienced with a rain jacket

First time use on a rainy 45 degree day with a wool jersey underneath - 105 mile ride

Worked fine and did not overheat. Side vents were easy to open and close while riding. Back pocket takes getting used to.

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Reviewed 5/21/2018
by denverbiker
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Denver, CO
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Great product, great service, good price.

Bought this jacket for wind and rain in Colorado Spring and Fall cooler weather. Love the high quality, water-proofing, venting features, and high visibility. Not a fan of double-slider zippers, which this jacket has, but not a big deal. Quick shipping and great price from BikeTiresDirect. Since I couldn't find this model on Showers Pass Corporate site, this may have been a closeout sale, saving a few bucks, as Showers Pas is a premium brand. Great product, great service.

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Reviewed 12/8/2015
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
I think we have differing expectations on waterproof

I purchased this jacket to replace an aging Novara jacket of similar style. The difference is that this jacket has the back vent by the shoulder blades. I found myself getting very hot in the Novara.

My initial take after several rides is that it's colder than my Novara. It's not quite as windproof, probably because of the back vent. Still, it will serve me well when it's not as cold. It's nice and lightweight compared to the Novara.

I wished I had known about the Refuge jacket when I bought this. I probably still would have gotten this one, but it would have been nice to have had the ability to ab them. The sister store of BTD, Western Bikeworks, recently opened and has the full array of Showers Pass gear.

It's reasonably water resistant. I rode today Dec. 8 2015 in one of these raining sideways days, and it kept me dry for awhile. It's always hard to know whether it's the rain or your sweat that's getting you wet. BUT, I had my cell phone in the chest pocket and it got wet enough to cause water damage to the phone. The interior of the pocket was pretty damp. So while the pockets are water resistant, I wouldn't trust sensitive electronics underneath this shell.

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Reviewed 6/1/2015
by Anonymous
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La Jolla, CA
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0 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great product.

I use the jacket when it rains.

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Reviewed 5/15/2015
by SeattleCyclist
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Seattle, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
The perfect rain jacket

Terrific all-purpose rain jacket. Collar is perfect, just the right balance between snug and comfortable, and water never gets in. Great fabric, cut, zipper placement, breathability, and venting options for changing weather. The sleeves occasionally get waterlogged (not leaky, but heavy) and need a coat of revive-x to start shedding water, but that's pretty standard for Gore-Tex-like fabrics.

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Reviewed 1/19/2018
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
everything you need in a daily commuter rain jacket

This is a great jacket with plenty of room for layering. Only (minor) complaint I have is that Shower's Pass jacket sleeves tend to run on the long side and bunch up near the wrist. Or maybe my arms are just short...

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Reviewed 1/26/2015
by Tom / Naples
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Florida
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A touring essential to have when it counts.

After seven cross-country runs this is still the go-to rain gear. Other truly breathable jackets are waterproof in any condition except rain. At 5'10 and 190 I like the large for layering when necessary. The material refreshes in the dryer and my yellow is still fine after 8 years so I got a blue one anyway. No such thing as too much good stuff.

Tom J

Naples, Florida

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Reviewed 1/1/2015
by Colnago C40
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Port Coquitlam BC
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
The best rain wear company at the best price! Win win

I got tired of borrowing my friends jacket, so when the chance came up to buy the same jacket at the best price I could find, I snapped it up. There is nothing better on a wet day than cycling dry.

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Reviewed 11/13/2017
by Anonymous
Illinois
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Over all good product

Breathes with out the draft. Wear it down into the upper teens. Little pricey but works great

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