ETC Arid Force 10 Rain Jacket Yellow
The ETC Arid Force 10 Rain Jacket is a competent and well-conceived waterproof for commuting and/or newer riders on a budget. It's genuinely waterproof, and breathability has kept pace on middle distance commutes at a steady 16-17mph. The slightly relaxed cut means it will also double as a walking and general outdoor jacket.
Breathability is cited as being 10,000g/sqm, which is pretty much the going rate for this end of the market. I'd suggest looking towards 15,000g/sqm or higher if you really want to blast along/race others on your commute. Thankfully, there are ventilation panels should conditions rule out dropping the zipper slightly.
Pockets are plentiful and sensibly proportioned. There are four in total: the classic poacher at the rear, two at the hip for parking the hands when mooching around, and a chest pocket capable of swallowing a wallet or compact camera.
Zipper tags are decent lengths too – the sort easily opened and closed wearing full finger gloves and while riding at a reasonable pace.
It's a looser cut than many, but the drawstrings mean it's easily adjusted for a more tailored fit. There's ample room for a long-sleeve baselayer and middleweight long-sleeve jersey beneath, although it was slightly closer around the shoulders than I'm used to.
Product ID: Ejk311 ETC Arid Force 10 Rain Jacket YELLOW
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