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I wore this while it was raining buckets. I was soaked and chattering by the end of the ride. Oh, well. At least it fits into its tiny stuff sack. It can be easily stowed and I'm sure I will keep using it as a stand by in my bike pack. I just need something beefier for the monsoon season afternoons.

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All you really need is the Gore ALP X 2.0 rain/windjacket (or the newerversion if possible). It is VERY, VERY light weight, totally wind & rain proof (plus it has a removable zippered hood). You can go to for more colors, etc. So you can still travel light and still be prepared, too. For cooler/cold days try adding their "Windstopper" base layers (I especially like their zip-mock Windstopper baselayer; also a short-sleeved version is available).