Assos climaShutz Jacket $330 Assos.com
Best for: go-to insurance policy when the weather forecast is uncertain
Key feature: waterproof and breathable membrane material
The climaShutz sits somewhere between a pure rain jacket and a wind shell. Every consideration has been made to make sure this jacket is versatile without losing any functionality. Small openings on the back not only help to provide breathability—a rare luxury in a waterproof jacket—but also allow for access to jersey pockets on clothing worn underneath. We found ourselves stuffing the climaShutz, which is extremely packable, into our jersey pocket before rides for insurance in case the weather took a turn for the worse.