"I am sending this to thank you for pointing out the Rain Shield O2 Rainwear waterproof jacket as a choice for keeping dry. I could hardly believe its low price, and figured that even if it wasn't really waterproof, it was worth the price as a jacket for mildly chilly days.
Imagine my surprise (as the saying goes) when it arrived and I discovered it really is waterproof -- and breathable! I thought only Gore-Tex, which is beyond my budget, was like that.
I have a $100 cycling jacket that is (1) not nearly as attractive, (2) about 1/10 as comfortable (awful stiff sticky fabric coating), and most important (3) is NOT waterproof despite its claim, yet (4) manages to be completely unbreathable. This $30 jacket beats it in all ways and then some. If I were still cycling, I'd order the kind that has the tail, which is good for cycling because you're bent over.
This O2 jacket is a real winner, and I am so glad you mentioned it (favorably) in the rundown on rain gear." Compare Prices
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