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1118-BLCK-XS

Men's Spring Classic Jacket

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Race Fit and Winning Technology

Forget about the weather and focus on the climb with this ultralight training jacket, designed in collaboration with pro cycling teams.

Color
Black
Cayenne
Size

  • The Spring Classic was designed to please the pros, with ultralight Elite 3-layer hardshell fabric that is fully waterproof, exceptionally breathable, and unbelievably light weight. Seamless, waterproof softshell side and underarm panels stretch in all directions to accommodate a body-skimming race fit without binding.Large core vents and an upper back “exhaust pipe” vent offer tunable flow-through ventilation and keep the jacket from billowing. This jacket packs down into its own back pocket and fits neatly into a jersey pocket when the weather improves. Reflective accents are visible from all angles when headlights approach. The Spring Classic puts the competition to shame with its great fit, durability, breathability, packability, and superior storm protection.

    1. 3-layer Elite™ waterproof-breathable lightweight hardshell fabric on front and back
    2. 3-layer Elite™ waterproof-breathable softshell fabric with 4-way stretch down the sides and arms
    3. Fully seam taped for wind and waterproof protection
    4. Wide tooth front zipper with storm flap and reflective trim
    5. Dual core vents and upper back “exhaust pipe” vent for airflow without billowing
    6. Elasticized cuffs for trim fit and easy on-off
    7. 360 degrees of 3M Scotchlite reflective material for maximum visibility
    8. Large zippered back pocket with storm flap
    9. Jacket packs down to fit inside back pocket
    10. Double adjust cinch cord at hem for a custom fit that won’t ride up
    11. Silicone grip at inside of drop tail hem
    12. Angled front zipper and specially shaped collar reduce chafing
    13. Soft, moisture-wicking lining at collar
    14. Trim race fit
  • 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.

  • Waterproof Care Instructions 

      1. Be Proactive!  Proper care helps to prevent untimely wear and preserves performance, but it shouldn’t be expected to reverse damage that has already occurred from heavy use or neglect. Don’t wait for something to go wrong take action!

      2. Wash your gear! Dirty zippers are more likely to jam or wear out and sweat and oils from skin, hair and and cause waterproof membranes to deteriorate. We generally recommend that daily commuters wash their jackets once a month or so.

        When washing, use a gentle cycle, with COOL water. If your washing machine does not have a COOL setting, use the COLD setting. If your washing machine allows you to specify water temperature, set your machine to 86°F / 30°C. Close all zippers and make sure pockets are empty.

        We recommend using a free and clear detergent or a detergent specifically designed for technical garments. Traditional detergents, particularly powdered detergents can leave residues that can negatively affect the performance of your garment. Avoid all products with fabric softeners or bleach. Grangers Performance Wash is a great option. You can find it on our site here.

        Hang drying your Showers Pass gear is always the best option. Some garments can be tumble dried on low heat. Consult the care instructions on your garment’s tag prior to drying.

      3. Perk up your DWR. The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish on the outside of a garment is what makes the water bead and roll off. Over time it will begin to wear or wash off. When water no longer beads on the surface of a garment, this means it’s time to reapply a DWR.
        When water saturates the face fabric on the exterior of a garment, commonly called “wetting out”, the garment’s breathability will be limited. A jacket that wets out may not let water in, but it can be cold, heavy and uncomfortable to wear. In some conditions, wetting out will create a temperature differential that can cause condensation to accumulate inside the garment.
        Our favorite product for retreating outerwear is Grangers Performance Repel plus. Get it here.

         
      4. 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.

      5. 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.

      6. 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 paraffin wax makes for a good lubricant. Regular pencil graphite rubbed on the zipper’s teeth is a good lubricant as well (Just don’t wear it over a white shirt that day!)

      7. 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.
  • Showers Pass Men's Size Chart
  • We offer several options to meet your needs:

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