Putting the Rain Gear to the Test


by Byron on Jun 03, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Eider Jacket

When this Eider Jacket arrived at Hugga HQ, I thought, “will give it a full review this Fall.” Well, Summer still hasn’t arrived and was glad I had it with me in Portland when the sky opened up and cried Mary on us. That was an instantaneous, total soak through and the jacket repelled the water and kept me warm.

The jacket material is a mystery. It’s like a stretchy Gore, but not labeled as such. It’s soft and not a crunchy shell. I didn’t ride it in long enough or hard enough to know if it’s breathes like the eVent jackets I have. I hope that I won’t have to do that until the Fall.

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I checked out their website and it didn’t look like they supported cycling specifically—i.e. a slightly longer fit in the back to keep water out of the crack. But your picture suggests that there is a wide or big enough hood to fit the helmet underneath.

Is this correct? or what is the jacket’s name?

It’s the Shankar JKT-M and no cycling-specific features per se, but an all-around softshell. I’m thinking it’s a standing around before and after the cross race jacket.