So you’re all set with waterproof clothing to go out for a ride – but what about your things? If you live in an area where waterproof clothing is a must, then chances are good that a waterproof backpack should also be high on that list. At least, that’s what Showers Pass is thinking with their new line of Cloudcover waterproof bags. Built to the same exacting standards as their rain jackets and clothing, the bags ensure your gear will get there high and dry…
Available in three styles, Cloudcover bags will be offered in the Utility, Transit, and Duffel. The bags were so new the details such as the amount of internal storage were still TBD, but based on their sizes in person, the answer is – lots. The Utility bag uses a large flap top construction, while the Transit is more of your classic backpack style with both offering an adjustable and completely removable waist belt and sternum strap. Completely waterproof, the bags use sealed zippers, taped seams, and high quality construction typical of Showers Pass.
The duffel bag offers a more traditional shape but uses sealed internal compartments so your nasty wet clothes won’t soil the rest of your gear. The bag also includes an integrated changing mat built into the bottom of the bag. Offered in Black with three different colors of piping (yellow, green, and silver) Cloudcover bags will be available in mid November for $199 for the Transit and Utility and $165 for the duffel.
Showers Pass was also showing off their Spring Classic Jacket which they call the “tightest fitting hard shell” on the market. Part of that design with the elimination of the underarm seam for a tight but comfortable fit. The three layer fabric is built with four way stretch panels and sells for $289.
Showers Pass hasn’t forgotten about the kids either with their new children’s jacket. Built with the same materials as their adult jackets, the $69 price tag is actually a bargain since they say it isn’t much easier for them to produce. As an added bonus, 7% of the sales will go to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Safe Routes to Schools.
Finally, Showers Pass showed the latest version of their waterproof socks. Previously, most waterproof socks were made on a giant, 2D plywood form where the membrane is baked into the fabric and then the sock is shrunk down to size. The overall creation of the sock is still the same, only now the company uses giant 3-D mannequin feet which results in a more sock like fit. The socks Will sell for $29 for the standard, or $30 dollars for the wool lined version.