back pocketable rain jacket/cape?

chill123
chill123 Posts: 210
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
as the title says i'm looking for a rain jacket/cape that is small enough to take out in your back pocket if it looks a little cloudy. obviously i know a fully breathable waterproof one will be too big to pocket but prefer not to wear a jacket unless it is actually raining.

my current one is slightly too big to comfortably carry out on all rides so i'm currently playing russian roulette with the weather on my weekend rides...

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  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    montane featherlite velo jacket.

    About £40 .

    I got one 2nd hand for £10.

    Small and easily packable in the jersey pocket. Good for short sharp showers
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Similarly the sportful hotpack, packs down very small.
  • montane featherlite velo jacket.

    About £40 .

    I got one 2nd hand for £10.

    Small and easily packable in the jersey pocket. Good for short sharp showers
    -1, I found this piece of kit to be utterly useless in any rain.
  • nickwill
    nickwill Posts: 2,735
    montane featherlite velo jacket.

    About £40 .

    I got one 2nd hand for £10.

    Small and easily packable in the jersey pocket. Good for short sharp showers
    -1, I found this piece of kit to be utterly useless in any rain.

    and flaps in the wind!
  • glasgowbhoy
    glasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    It was a tenner, It has worked for me on a couple of occasions already in short rain showers and it fits well, not much flapping.
  • The Altura Pocket Rocket is really good, has kept the water out on all but the very worse* days.
    The pack size is really small, it also has thumb loops so it doesn't ride up your arms.

    It's around £50.


    *Very heavy rain for more than an hour.
  • montane featherlite velo jacket.

    About £40 .

    I got one 2nd hand for £10.

    Small and easily packable in the jersey pocket. Good for short sharp showers

    +1 on this. It's not going to protect you from serious rainfall but it's ok for showers and light rain. Reasonably breathable. Packs very small and is very light. Also seems quite robust for a material so thin.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,520
    cinelli sottile

    it's stretchy enough to avoid flapping - as long as you get the size right
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny