The Transit features a blend of all three-layer ARTEX™ waterproof-breathable fabric as well as increased coverage of 3M reflective taping increased from 3/4 inch taping to over 1.5 inch taping on the back. Full cut with pit zips, front cargo pockets, large back vent, soft micro-chamois collar, and a chest pocket with an audio port. Color: Yelling Yellow.
*Based on body (not garment) measurements.Measure Chest just below armpit and Hip at the fullest part (about 8" below the top of your pants waistband).
I'm always nervous about purchasing clothes via e-mail but the sizing guidance for this jacket were spot on. Trust it! And I'm also always nervous about the first time out with any new bike equipment. But this jacket delivered: it stopped the cold air (weather is overcast with temps are in the upper 20's, lower 30's here in eastern Washington), it had enough ventilation to keep moisture from building up, and a friend commented that it was extremely visible when the headlights from his car hit the back of the jacket. I've ridden with it in a light drizzle and had no problems in staying dry from the precipitation. Glad I bought it and see many years of good use coming down the road. I'd recommend it to other serious cyclists. It's pricey, but worth the cost.
Transit Jacket Rules
Janice on 5/11/17
I've just had a gore Tex rain jacket with no frills which has saved me in freezing rain. I hate to put it on unless I'm totally miserable. The Transit jacket is fabulous. In Hawaii, we had torrential warm rain and this jacket worked well. I love the arm pit vents and the double zipper. Works to keep you cool and dry simultaneously. My husband purchased the Elite jacket which is definitely lighter and more compactible but much pricier. The hood worked well but I used a billed hat under it to keep my vision clear.
Showers Pass Jacket
Carolyn on 3/6/17
I bought my second Showers Pass jacket recently because I love the features of this jacket! I use this jacket for more than just wet, rainy rides. I also use it for winter riding. This jacket is bombproof! All I need is a base layer, jersey and jacket and I am good with temps as low as -9 degrees F. this year and last year! The first jacket lasted a good 10 years before I finally had to replace it. The new jacket is just as good as the old one. The graphics are a little different, but not a big deal. The breath-ability and warmth without bulk of this jacket is AMAZING! Plenty bright enough for riding in the traffic at night with its reflective stripping throughout. Pockets are huge and one improvement is a loop on the back to add a taillight if you want to. GREAT JACKET!!
Sarah on 12/7/16
As an urban bike commuter I love the bright yellow and wide reflective stripes. The generous cut is perfect for layering but not so loose that I can't wear it without. Excellent product!
Even better than my Tourist jacket
A customer from Seattle, WA, USA on 11/4/12
I recently bought the Transit jacket to replace my well worn Tourist jacket. The Transit has some improvements over the Tourist: first, a better lining - no more white plastic coating to flake when the jacket starts to wear; and second, no more back snap flap to fiddle with. I never liked that feature on the Tourist, and I'm glad the Transit doesn't have it. Just the right weight to wear over a t shirt on cool, damp Fall days, or over warmer clothes when the temps really drop. My Tourist held up to daily commutes through 4 Seattle winters, and the Transit looks sturdy enough to last at least that long.