PEARL IZUMI MEN'S JACKETS/VESTS
For those of us who don't treat cycling as an exclusively fair-weather activity, a good rain jacket is essential. A good, packable rain jacket is no less a necessity than a water bottle. The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier Clear Jacket is the type of jacket that will suit you whether you are training or racing. The fact that it is clear means that it will make you eminently more visible to surrounding drivers than something that is made from a darker color. Surely you'll want to take it along if the skies look like rain, but it is equally effective solely as a wind breaker, so that you won't have to decide between wind or rain protection.
The full length zip will make it possible to ventilate for those warmer or semi-dry moments in the ride, while the draft flap makes certain that you won't feel any penetrating cold wind when you do need to have it zipped up all the way. The nylon collar is super soft and comfortable against your skin, and it's made from a rip-stop material which means that it will be ultra durable. Meanwhile, the elasticized hem and cuffs will keep the jacket fitting snuggly and securely. There won't be any concern for wind drafts billowing up your arms or the small of your back.
ThePearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier Clear Jacket comes only in a Clear version, but that means you'll be able to wear it at rainy races since your team kit and your race number will still be visible. It is available in X-Small through XX-Large.