“Showers Pass” Cycling Gear now in Australia
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 21 June 2009
Press Release: Well known and respected in the USA, Showers Pass cycling rainwear is inspired by the needs of people who love cycling and the outdoors, and know the unpredictable nature of mountain weather.
Showers Pass windproof-waterproof cycling gear is arguably the best anywhere! Designed by cyclists in the Pacific Northwest USA where rain, wind and cold is an everyday part of the environment, Showers Pass cycling gear is technically engineered for racers, commuters, messengers and everyday cycling enthusiasts. Inspired by the challenging rides and weather of northern California’s mountainous Showers Pass Road, we have been making technical cycling jackets since 1997 combining superior fabrics with optimal ventilation.
Showers Pass was started by avid cyclists, who were disappointed in available cycling garments and the quality of the fabrics they were made from. They noticed that garments for sports even more demanding than cycling such as Nordic skiing and rock climbing used better materials, and so designed their own cycling specific garments, with the features cyclists want, from the best, most breathable fabrics.
Showers Pass only make cycling rainwear. The quality is so good though; you will want to wear it all the time. Based in Portland, Oregon in the USA they really know what rain is. Oregon has a wet season that can last eight months, and parts of the State have more rainfall than Darwin and Cairns put together!* Imagine commuting to work on a bike in that!
“Because we saw the need for better cycling gear, we have designed cycling clothing that has superior ventilation and durability using technical fabrics from 3 continents. Our clothing line includes products made from eVent? , Pertex? and other technical fabrics. For each product every material and design element is carefully considered and subjected to rigorous field-testing” said Ed Dalton, director of Showers Pass.
The Showers Pass concise collection of cycling clothing includes jackets, pants, and wind vests. Their technically advanced jackets have been used with great success in the La Ruta de los Conquistadores race in Costa Rica, Paris-Brest-Paris, the Leadville 100, and other events that require the highest performance with minimal weight.
Showers Pass believe that bicycles are environmentally responsible transportation. Bicycles are fun to ride and provide exercise that helps keep you healthy. Having good bike clothing can make riding year-round more practical and enjoyable. They are helping more folks ride comfortably and often by providing functional, lightweight, high quality clothing.
Showers Pass cycling gear is now available in Australia from Originality Uniforms ([email protected])