The path uses two-layer Gore-Tex XCR (eXtended Comfort Range) with an internal mesh liner. Combine this with the contoured, cycle-specific fit and supple outer face fabric, and you have a jacket that feels softer and manoeuvrable.
Coming in at a very reasonable price the Stormblock jacket from Fox is a respectable one for riders on a tighter budget who need a versatile jacket on and off the bike.
A completely new high end jacket from Endura and a very good one at that utilising the one benchmark waterproof fabric on the market that's not Gore-Tex: eVent.
The Denizen uses Gore-Tex's Paclite super fabric to great effect here. As the name suggests, Paclite is specifi cally designed as an extremely lightweight, packable fabric featuring Gore-Tex's windproof, waterproof and breathable performance.
It looks almost identical to last year's Mermaid but there have been some subtle upgrades on this Gore-Tex Paclite to improve form and function. The new removable mesh chest pocket, hidden inside the jacket, comes in very useful,
The big daddy of wet weather gear and the highest price on test, the Tyrant is a highly technical Gore-Tex XCR fabric jacket perfectly suited to extreme weather conditions.
The Shore is a heavy-duty jacket that'll take up most of the room of a standard daypack. It definitely blocks out the elements but on those middling days it's just too much jacket to wear.