More packable than a rain jacket and more protective than a windbreaker, the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket acts as a breathable fortress against windy weather and scattered showers. The shell's DWR treatment beads off light showers and road spray from dampening your inner layers, while the full length draft flap seals out rogue gusts. Plus, its highly breathable polyester shell enhances thermo regulation, keeping the inside from turning into a sauna on wet, muggy rides. The anatomic, yet relaxed cut keeps it comfortable through a wide range of cycling positions. Best of all, it packs down small enough to fit into your jersey's rear pocket for deployable protection on the fly, should the weather change at a moment's notice. Other key features include a drop tail rear hem for extra protection, as well as elasticized hem and cuffs for a secure, stay put fit. You'll also appreciate the jacket's highly visible logo and reflective hits for extra safety at night.