Dubbed simply the IMBA Jacket, Showers Pass has taken the cut of their popular Refuge jacket and reworked it into a lighter 2.5 layer breathable, waterproof shell to help raise awareness for trail stewardship. The IMBA Jacket is designed for the trail, both as a mountain biking rain shell and to double as protection when it is time to get your hands dirty with a bit of trail maintenance.
IMBA Jacket, waterproof trail rain coat
Showers Pass has been a supporter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association‘s trail advocacy mission for around two decades, and seems psyched to start working together. The IMBA Jacket then looks to be the first crossover for the two, but Showers Pass suggests that more collaborative gear is in the works as well. It’s not just a cross branding thing either, Showers Pass will give 5% of the net proceeds from each IMBA Jacket back to the organization to fund trail access, development & education.
The IMBA Jacket in available in men’s & women’s specific cuts, each for a $200/£150. It features a 2.5-layer hardshell fabric with a waterproof/breathable Artex membrane. The jacket gets reinforced shoulders to keep backpack straps from wearing of affecting waterproofness, has a soft wicking collar, and velcro down cuffs. It has long core zip vents, Scotchlight reflective detailing all around, handwarmer & inside chest pockets, and a removable packable hood. It even gets a light loop on the back to hang a blinkie for riding in low light conditions.
The Men’s IMBA Jacket comes in a five size range (S-XXL) and bright Green or dark olive Night Ride. The Women’s IMBA Jacket is said to get a broader six size range (XS-XXL) although we don’t see the smallest available yet. The women get a bright orange Mandarin color option, or the same dark Night Ride.