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I live in Seattle, too, and commute from Seward Park to Georgetown. I have the standard Endura shoe cover ($39.95) and wore them last winter November through April. About 800 miles. They replaced a pair of Pearl Izumi AmFib shoe covers.

The Endura is about as waterproof as anything I've used. The covers are seam-sealed and the zips let in very little to no water. I wear the PI Pro Barrier WXB pants with the cuffs zipped over the tops of the Endura so the tops are tightly sealed. The Endura's soles are very durable and show no wear at all. Little, if any, water gets through the cover soles (I tape the vent holes in the bottoms of my cleated road shoes). The Endura is VERY snug fitting which I think is great. No fabric flapping around or rubbing against the crank arms. Makes a great fit under the rain pants. They dry quickly.

But, there's a bit of learning curve getting them on and off. I've learned to pull them on like a pair of tight gloves and literally peel them off. Also, the outer layer of neoprene can be cut or snagged. I've made minor repairs with a small drop of Super Glue, then pressing the edges together until the glue sets.

I've started wearing them again this week and they're just as good as they were when I last wore them in April. And this winter is supposed to be as wet as last winter. Try them. I think you'll like them a lot.

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I live in Seattle, WA and it's wet here during the winter. La Nina is supposed to hit hard this winter (2010) and so far the storms just keep rolling in. I bought the PRO Barrier WxB two weeks ago and have worn it every work day commute (20 miles). I've owned many jackets in search of the perfect rain jacket and this jacket has been "The One" so far. I'm 5' 4", 125 lbs. and the fit of this jacket is trim all around. No flapping fabric anywhere. Breathability is excellent despite the warm wind and rain (Pineapple Express). There's not a lot of room for much more than a single medium weight base layer or jersey. My iPhone fits into the Napoleon pocket perfectly. The extendable tail is great when the fenders are overwhelmed. And the hood, despite what others have said, works very well. Yes, it looks dumb but it fits my Atmos perfectly. Bottom line: if you're looking for a trim fitting, waterproof/breathable jacket specifically designed for commuting, training and club rides, this is "The One". Now, if I could just find shoe covers, tights and gloves that worked as well. . .

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