Early season training in the mountains is often full of unpredictability that ranges from surprise snow storms in April to anticipating far cooler temperatures up high than the valleys you start your ride from. Trying to prepare for the plethora of conditions you may see in a ride can easily lead to being weighed down or even over prepared, which is why hardworking pieces like Etxeondo's WS Team Edition All Weather Men's Rain Vest are so valuable to have on hand. Far more versatile than a jacket, the vest's Windstopper construction gives it abilities beyond a basic wind vest, as it's able to block wind and repel water on cold, wet rides. Etxeondo designed it for its sponsored teams to wear while training in inclement weather, employing a slim, tailored fit and adding details only in pursuit of utility, not functionless embellishment. In the back, three small drainage holes underneath each of the three pockets help the vest shed water as quickly as possible, while a long reflective strip enhances your visibility on overcast days. Up front, a full length zipper lets you control ventilation while the high collar lined in soft fabric protects you from errant rain drops and wind.