Just want to make sure we're not confusing the softshell/rain/wind here.
The rain is really pretty lightweight, and is a single layer. I found that with appropriate layering underneath its very good, but under hard effort under warm conditions it will get a bit sweaty.
The softshell is a great piece of kit, but is really a late autumn/winter/spring outer for coldish conditions. That will shrug off a shower, but it will also let rain through in the end. It's great as a windstopper, and works really well with just a long-sleeve base underneath, or perhaps a jersey if it was getting down to not much above zero.
I own both (ebay and Rapha London sale before etch haters start!). I'd have to say they are both great but serve different purposes.
Anyone know if the Assos Climashutz jacket is as rainproof as the Rapha Rain Jacket or is the Assos more of a 50/50 rain jacket / wind jacket ?
I'm happier getting a little damp, but staying at a good temperature rather than being completely dry yet boiling up...
Do you mean you wear the Jacket? On a bike? What happens if it gets dirty?
I'm sorry I couldn't help myself..
Also, given a choice between the Rapha Wind Jacket and the Gilet I’d take the Gilet any day. It’s much more versatile and the two back pockets are great for extra storage.