Thanks to the four-way stretch fabric, movement remains unrestricted, and the rubbery-feeling finish means there’s none of that loud crinkling noise you get with some of the more rigid waterproof materials out there. The cut offers enough length in the arms and at the rear when you’re stretched out in the saddle too, so you never really feel exposed to the elements.
Vents provide some limited heat relief, but this is really a jacket for chilly days
We found the Downpour particularly useful on wet uplift days when the temperature had really dropped. It’ll keep you surprisingly warm and do a great job of sealing the weather well and truly out.
We found ourselves using the two zipped pockets constantly and the stashable hood is a nice touch if you’re stuck outdoors in the ugliest weather.