[CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape


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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:40:11 +0200
From: Amir Avitzur <walawalaoxenfree@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain cape


I bought a rain cape when I started riding in the 70's. It worked great as long as I wore it under shelter. In the rain on a bike, water would find its way up from under the bike. After a few wet rides, I cleaned it up, rolled it in a pouch and threw it in the trunk of my car.

Next thing I bought was a nice early Gore-Tex rain Jacket. It worked great until it got dirty, then it stopped "breathing". Plus it stained permanently up the spine from rear tire flow. I also took it hiking, where it developed a permanent stain from the leather bottom of my day-pack.

Then I got a very light Descent wind/rain jacket in Bright Yellow ... its been doing its job for almost 30 years.

Amir Avitzur
R"G Israel