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Offline burleyrider

Rain jacket
« on: November 18, 2004, 01:18:55 pm »
Is there a good all around rain jacket that is waterproof and breathable for $50 or under?

I found one at Campmor for $49: Red Ledge Thunderlight jacket


Offline OmahaNeb

Rain jacket
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2004, 04:49:10 pm »
I prefer the length of the Campmor Cascade Cagoule.  It has snaps at the waist and hem to decrease the length from my ankles to my waist.  Snap the front of the cagoule up to your waist and leave the back and sides long and your are able to protect a leather saddle while riding.  This configuration of front short,  back and side long, leaves a lot of open air space underneath you when you are riding.  It works like a cape, lots of air flow to reduce sweating.  When siting and waiting out the rain, I leave the length long, sit and pull my legs inside cagoule.  This keeps me fully protected from the rain.  The final benefit is that when needed, the garment is big enough to take a shower via a sponge, soap and water inside the garment, without exposing myself.

Offline Peaks

Rain jacket
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2004, 09:14:58 pm »
The Red Ledge and Marmot PreCip are both good rain jackets for lightweight backpackers.  They should also work for cyclists.  Just make sure there is coverage for your lower back when you bend over on a bike.

For what it's worth, I used the PreCip on my cross country trip last summer.