I’m in the market for a new cycling rain jacket for Feb 2011. The main use will be around town riding and rando events/training. I went down to MEC and tried on their Derecho jacket as well as the Shower Pass Elite 2.0 jacket. The Shower Pass didn’t fit me well so it got cut from consideration. The Derecho fits well and has lots of venting. Reading the reviews at MEC a Victoria Area randonneur gives it a reasonably positive review, but he would prefer a more breathable fabric.
I’ve got a bit of time before I need to pull the trigger so if you know of another option that is highly breathable with lots of venting let me know. If I don’t come up with anything better when I’m back from Baja I’ll score the Derecho and get on with it.