We're comfortable in asserting that the most irreplaceable piece of cycling specific gear in inclement weather is the waterproof jacket. Gloves, hats, balaclavas these things can all jump from sport to sport, season to season but only a cycling jacket gives the mix of a sleek fit and water resistance we require on a bike ride. No one wants to ride in a tent shaped poncho or a ski parka, so we turn to the original pros, Gore Bike Wear, and the Gore Tex AS Women's Jacket when the weather turns to wet. The Power AS Jacket is a true 2. 5 layer construction, which combines an outer layer that carries the color and reflective details, a Gore Tex layer, and an inner, protective scrim that the industry only counts as half a layer since it's integrated in the Gore Tex fabric. Its outer shell is made with polyamide instead of polyester, which means it's lighter and more durable than Gore Tex's other jacket, the Element. The Gore Tex layer is the really important part, though, as that's where the moisture and thermal management goes down: water out, warmth in. Gore intentionally adds the modifier durably to waterproof and windproof because this jacket won't lose its resistances over the course of a season's use andor in the wash. The jacket's fit is cut slim for a race ready profile and it features a zippered rear pocket for goodies and personal effects, a full zip with an underlayer at the collar, hook and loop for an optional hood sold separately, adjustable cuffs, and an elastic hem. Reflective highlights include piping for your collar bones, upper arms, and lower back, plus a Gore logo at the back hem to make you as visible as possible in low light conditions. The 2. 5 layer construction means it's as lightweight and compactable as a waterproof jacket can be. The Gore Bike Wear Power Gore Tex AS Women's Jacket is available in six sizes ranging from X Small to XX Large in the colors Blacklumi orange, Fresh Greenneon yellow, Neon Yellowblack, Redlumi orange...