Romwrote a review of Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Jacket - Men's on November 1, 2010
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. . .