Today’s foul-weather gear is lighter, more breathable and offers better protection against the elements than ever before. Check out some of the season’s best new riding gear.
Seattle Sports Aquaknot /// $75
Seattle Sports designed the Aquaknot pack to keep your belongings dry on wet rides. The 1,600-cubic-inch pack can seal three different ways, depending on preference and waterproofing needs. It features padded back panels with grooves for airflow, gusseted side pockets that are perfect for water bottles and highly reflective patches on the back. The nearly submersible pack also comes in 1,200- or 1,800-cubic-inch versions.
RaceFace Kenny /// $215
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RaceFace built its waterproof and breathable Kenny jacket with an abundance of technical features and style. This roomier “freeride fit” jacket has waterproof zippers with custom tabs for easier use with gloves. It also features underarm vents, multiple routings for an mp3 player and a cinch-down hood and waist.