1207-BLCK-MD

Men's Elite 2.1 Jacket

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A Favorite of Roadies, Commuters, and Randonneurs

The gold standard. Our best-selling Elite 2.1 jacket uses elite™ and eVent™ 3–Layer fabrics for durability; and exceptionally breathable, lightweight waterproof protection. When temperatures rise, our jacket rises to the occasion with 7 venting options to keep you cool. A favorite of roadies, commuters, and randonneurs alike.


  • The Gold Standard. Our bestselling Elite 2.1 cycling jacket uses eVent™ and Elite™ 3-Layer rip stop fabrics, body-mapped to maximize breathability and waterproof/windproof protection. When temperatures rise, our jacket rises to the occasion with 7 venting options to keep you cool (2 pit vents, 2 cuff vents, two way zipper and back vent). 3M™ Reflective™ trim keeps you visible from all angles. A large back pocket and chest pocket with audio port provides plenty of storage space for keys, flat repair kit and energy bars. Long sleeves provide full wrist coverage and accommodate reach while on the bicycle.
    This jacket was designed with long distance randonneurs and roadies in mind, but has become a favorite training jacket of professional cyclists such as the Katusha Pro Russian Cycling team, every day commuters, Kayakers, and Cross-country Skiers. This jacket has a trim fit and is designed to be worn over a trim fitting base layer or jersey.
    1. 3-layer elite™ waterproof-breathable lightweight hardshell fabric on front and back
    2. Waterproof and Breathable 3-layer eVent™ ripstop fabric for maximum weather protection
    3. Fully seam taped for wind and waterproofness
    4. New YKK AquaGuard Vislon water resistant front zipper with Storm Flap
    5. Core Vents and large back vent for flow thru ventilation
    6. Chest pocket with audio port and large back pocket
    7. Exclusive airflow–regulating cuffs
    8. 360 degrees of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material trim for maximum visibility
    9. Soft moisture wicking lining at collar
    10. Cinch cord at collar and double toggle cinch at hem
    11. Hood compatible via hook and loop attachment points at collar
    12. Locker loop at collar
    13. Light loop on back vent
    14. Weight is 14.7 oz in size medium
  • Men's 3-Layer Jackets Fabric Type Breathable Rating Waterproof Rating Seam Taped Visibility Rating Weight (size medium) Fit Style
    Spring Classic Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 10.6 oz Trim
    Refuge Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 19 oz Regular
    Elite 2.1 Elite 3-Layer 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 14.7 oz Trim
    Hi-Vis Elite Elite 3-Layer & MapREflect 4-star 5-star Yes 4-star 18 oz Trim
    Hi Vis Torch MapREflect & Elite 3-Layer 3-star 5-star Yes 5-star 20 oz Trim
    Transit Artex 3-Layer 4-star 4-star Yes 4-star 18.5 oz Full
    Atlas Jacket MapREflect 3-Layer 4-star 5-star Yes 4-star 22 oz Regular
    Odyssey Jacket MapREflect Softshell 3-Layer 2-star 3-star No 4-star 17.3 oz Regular
    Rogue Hoodie Artex Softshell 3-Layer 2-star 3-star No 3-star 17.3 oz Trim
    Men's  2.5-Layer Jackets Fabric Type Breathable Rating Waterproof Rating Seam Taped Visibility Rating Weight (size medium) Fit Style
    IMBA Jacket Artex 2.5 DC 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 16 oz Regular
    Double Century RTX Artex 2.5 DC 5-star 5-star Yes 4-star 11.3 oz Trim
    Syncline Artex 2.5-layer 4-star 4-star Yes 3-star 13.6 oz Regular
    Club Pro Artex 2.5-layer 4-star 4-star Yes 4-star 13 oz Regular

     

    Ratings Scale Explained

    Breathable Scale

    1 STAR fabrics rate at least 1,000g/m2/day. Great for pre-race warm-ups or unexpected cloud bursts, but not recommended for long fast paced rides or warmer conditions.

    2 STAR fabrics rate at least 5,000g/m2/day. This provides some moisture vapor transfer, but if you’re riding hard enough to sweat, especially in cold and rainy conditions, you will probably see some condensation on the inside of the garment.

    3 STAR fabrics rate at least 10,000g/m2/day, and the garments have some venting capability. Most people can stay comfortable in these garments, especially if they take advantage of venting capabilities like pit or core vents, 2-way front zippers, or open cuffs.

    4 STAR fabrics rate at least 10,000g/m2/day, might have wicking linings, and the garments have multiple venting options. Wicking linings aid in the efficiency of moisture vapor transfer, and provide a drier next-to-skin feel. Venting options like pit or core vents, 2-way front zippers, or open cuffs allow you to adjust airflow.

    5 STAR, Industry leading breathability here. At least 15,000g/m2/day, wicking linings, and multiple venting options. For high output activities in varying conditions, this is the way to go!

    Waterproof Scale

    1 STAR garments will at least be treated with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) finish and/or have a tight weave and design that will provide some water repellency. Great for short rides in light/intermittent precipitation.

    2 STAR garments will use fabrics rated 3,000mm-10,000mm or even higher, but might have strategic panels of non-waterproof fabric, or unsealed seams. Generally designed to be waterproof in the areas where you’re most likely to get hit by raindrops and road spray, but not designed to keep you completely dry in a downpour.

    3 STAR garments use only fabrics rated at least 10,000mm, but might not be entirely seam sealed. These will keep you dry in most conditions, but you might see localized areas of leakage in extended downpours.

    4 STAR garments will use only fabrics rated 3,000-15,000mm, and have taped or welded seams. Bring on the rain, snow, wind, sleet, hail, drizzle, fog, and mud. If all your vents, zippers, cuffs and collar are sealed, these garments should keep the elements out for most rides.

    5 STAR garments will have fabrics rated at least 15,000mm, and have taped or welded seams. If you’re going to be out in nasty weather for extended periods of time, these are the garments for you! Just make sure to seal all your vents, zippers, cuffs and collar before stepping out into a downpour.

  • Appropriate Washing + A Little TLC = Rain Gear Long Life

    Our products are of the highest quality available on the market, but failure to properly care for even the best outerwear can cause it to die an untimely death. Here are some tips to prolonging the life of your waterproof outerwear.

    1. Wash your gear! Pollutants like dirt, sweat, road grime, and sunscreen can gunk up zippers (causing them to stick or break), and cause waterproof membranes to deteriorate. We generally recommend that daily commuters wash their jackets once a month or so. Machine wash on the gentle cycle, with COLD water and hang dry. We recommend using liquid detergent, because powders can leave a residue if they do not dissolve completely. Avoid products with fabric softeners or bleach. Nikwax Tech Wash works great for our gear.
    2. Do not expose to excessive heat. Seam tape can fall apart in a dryer, and it is not a pretty sight. Excessive heat (even a car dashboard in the summer) can also cause multi-layered waterproof fabrics to delaminate.
    3. Store with care. Just because a garment can stuff into its own pocket or stuff sack does not mean it wants to live that way all the time. Hang it up or lay it flat between uses; and make sure it dries completely.
    4. Be kind to your zippers. We sometimes use 2-way zippers for venting, and water-resistant zippers to keep you extra dry. Both of these features can make the zippers harder to operate. Please be gentle with them. In our experience, yanking on them repeatedly will only make them angry. For the occasional extra-sticky spot, we’ve found that regular pencil graphite rubbed on the zipper’s teeth is a good lubricant. (Just don’t wear it over a white shirt that day!)
    5. Spot treat stains. If you have a really tough stain, spot cleaning with liquid dish detergent can help. Never use bleach or harsh chemicals to clean your jacket. To protect the interior of a jacket from stains, be sure to wash new shirts, jerseys and arm warmers before wearing them underneath your jacket to prevent colors from depositing onto the lining.
    6. Perk up your DWR. The DWR (Durable Water Repellant) finish on the outside of a fabric is what makes the water bead and roll off. Over time it will begin to wear or wash off. Don’t despair. Look for spray-on treatments made for waterproof-breathable fabrics like NikWax TX Direct Spray on Treatment to perk up the DWR. This maximizes the ability of the waterproof-breathable membrane inside the fabric to do its job

    FAQs

    Should I put my Showers Pass gear in the dryer?

    We do not recommend machine drying gear. Excess heat can damage the fabrics and seam tape on waterproof outerwear, and reflective detailing on socks will lasts longer when line dried. Air drying is also the more environmentally friendly option.

    What detergent should I use?

    Choose a liquid detergent and avoid products with fabric softeners or bleach. Nikwax Tech Wash works great for our gear.

    Specific Questions?

    Email us at info@showerspass.com

    Call us at 1-800-557-5780

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