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As it pours outside, take a trip to the headquarters of Showers Pass

by on December 8th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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Front lobby of Showers Pass HQ in southeast Portland.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

This local business profile was written by BikePortland contributor Jessie Kwak. Her last piece was about how bicycles are helping a Portland man recover from a traumatic brain injury.

When I lived in Seattle, I didn’t own a rain jacket or an umbrella. The city may get a bad rap for rain, but the precipitation most often comes as a week-long drizzle, rather than the heavy rain showers I’ve become familiar with since moving to Portland. And with a particularly rainy winter in the forecast, you can bet I’m looking for a cycling rain jacket that can handle Portland downpours.

Enter Showers Pass. (more…)

Industry Ticker: All 68 Showers Pass products now available at Tigard bike shop

by on November 11th, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Western Bikeworks Showers Pass Display
The display.
(Photo: Showers Pass)

Portland-based Showers Pass is doing something cool this weekend. They’re celebrating the opening of a shop-within-a-shop at the huge new Western Bikeworks location in Tigard.
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Industry Ticker: New Showers Pass kids jacket comes with big BTA donation

by on August 21st, 2015 at 9:27 am

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Images by Showers Pass

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass introduces new Cascade Collection

by on June 24th, 2015 at 8:13 am

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Showers Pass has introduced eight new items meant for touring, bike camping and year-round commuting.

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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass releases ‘Torch’ socks

by on April 24th, 2015 at 11:56 am

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Our friends at southeast Portland-based Showers Pass have released yet another new product, further extending their reach beyond just the ubiquitous rain jackets they’re famous for.

Check out the details in the press release below. (more…)

Industry Ticker: Showers Pass launches Double Century RTX jacket

by on February 11th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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Women’s plum color on the left, men’s white on the right.
(Images: Showers Pass)_

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Showers Pass, a riding apparel company based in southeast Portland, continues to push the boundary on innovative bike apparel that works in wet weather. Their latest is a jacket that packs up small and packs a high-tech rain-busting punch. I’ve got one to try out so stay tuned for a proper review.

For now, check out the press release below…
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Industry Ticker: Showers Pass steps up support for National MS Society

by on January 16th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Our friends at Portland-based Showers Pass have become an annual sponsor of Bike MS, “the nation’s premier cycling fundraising series”. Check out the official announcement below:

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Light and warmth: New Portland Design Works Lars Rover and Showers Pass baselayer

by on November 26th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Two new products from Portland-based bike companies deserve your attention — especially as evening commutes get darker and rides get colder.

Body-Mapped Baselayer from Showers Pass

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Male version shown. It also comes in a female version.

Showers Pass rain jackets are sort of an unofficial uniform for Portland bike riders. Given how many of them dot the streetscape when weather turns wet and cold, you’d think they were handed out at the border.
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A rainy race in Italy leads to major exposure for Showers Pass

by on March 24th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Showers Pass jacket on Alexander Kristoff,
the eventual winner of Milan Sanremo.
(Photo by TDWSport.com)

Showers Pass rain jackets are so commonly seen in Portland’s bikeways, they’re the closest thing you can get to an official uniform. But seeing them used in the elite professional ranks isn’t common at all. Or at least it wasn’t until yesterday.

The Portland-based company that specializes in wet-weather bicycling apparel, scored a PR coup when jackets emblazoned with their logo and their trademark goldenrod color appeared on the winning team at Sunday’s Milan-Sanremo race.
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Showers Pass unveils ‘waterproof breathable’ socks

by on December 3rd, 2013 at 10:36 am

Showers Pass is expanding their product line once again with the new “Crosspoint” sock which they say is waterproof and breathable. Check out the photo and press release below and stay tuned for our review once we get a pair to try out…

NEW: Waterproof Breathable Socks from Showers Pass
Three-Layer Bonded Construction Provides Truly Innovative Wet Weather Protection for
Cycling, Running, Nordic Skiing, and Other Outdoor Activities

Portland, Ore., December 3, 2013 – Showers Pass, the Portland, Oregon-based leader in wet and inclement weather protection for cyclists has introduced a first-ever, multi-sport waterproof-breathable sock for cycling, running, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Reflecting Showers Pass’ trademark attention to detail and commitment to solving the problems of cyclists and other outdoor athletes, the new Crosspoint WP sock provides fast, reliable moisture control for even the toughest outdoor sports – while still feeling like a normal sock.

Thanks to a three-layer bonded construction, the new Crosspoint sock provides reliable moisture control and full submersion protection for even the toughest outdoor sports. An Artex waterproof-breathable membrane is sandwiched between the knit outer layer and moisture-wicking Coolmax FX nylon lining for total protection and optimal comfort. A touch of Spandex ensures a snug fit.

“When you’re talking about outdoor sports in winter, it is critical to protect your feet and keep them dry,” says Kyle Ranson, president, Showers Pass. “Being miles from home in harsh conditions with wet feet can get you in serious trouble very quickly. But that’s no reason to be stuck in clammy, uncomfortable footwear. That’s why we’ve taken everything we know about temperature and moisture control in outerwear and poured it into the fabrication of these new socks.”

The Showers Pass Crosspoint Mid-Calf WP sock retails at an MSRP of $35, and is available from cycling and sports outerwear retailers worldwide. For more information on this and other Showers Pass products, visit www.showerspass.com.

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About Showers Pass (www.showerspass.com)
Portland, Ore. based Showers Pass designs and markets technically innovative cycling outerwear and bicycle accessories to top independent bicycle dealers, specialty retailers and a strong, loyal consumer base across the United States and abroad. Showers Pass gear is engineered for bicycle racers, commuters, and everyday cycling enthusiasts. The company is focused on designing performance products so innovative that they inspire more people to ride in any and every weather condition.