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

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

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.

Showers Pass is known mostly for their rain jackets, but did you know that in the past few years their product line has grown to 68 items? (And I have to say their new bamboo-merino henley shirt is my current favorite.) The company currently offers 21 jackets, 12 pants, six baselayers, eight gloves, five socks and 16 various accessories.

This weekend you can see them, touch them, and try them all on at one place: 7295 SW Dartmouth Ave.

Check the press release below:

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Portland, OR – Showers Pass recently announced their partnership with Western Bikeworks, a local bike shop in Tigard, Oregon, that will carry their complete line of clothing including jackets, pants, baselayers, socks and bags for a unique brand immersion within the store.

“As a local company making world class products, Showers Pass has always been a fantastic partner for Western Bikeworks. Says Store Manager, Colin Ross. “We’re excited to be able to showcase their entire collection at our Tigard store. This installation allows cyclists to put their hands on things they may have only seen online and better understand how the Showers Pass line fits together. Ultimately, that makes it easier for our customers to choose which products best fit their needs.”

Showers Pass has decided to take on a brick-and-mortar approach in a world of e-commerce to support their local shops and dealers. Shopping is a touch and feel process, and Showers Pass understands that the limitations of online shopping can not measure up to an in-store experience. This store within a store, will showcase their full line and a custom point-of-purchase to provide the ultimate engagement for local cyclists.

“With new shopping trends, people are buying in different ways. We want to cater to all of our consumers’ needs, while also supporting our local dealers with a program that attracts interest with their customers.” says CEO of Showers Pass, Kyle Ranson. “Western Bikeworks has been a retail partner since 2007 and is the largest Showers Pass dealer in Oregon, so it makes sense that they will be our first retail partner carrying our complete line in store, and we expect this program to develop further in 2016.”

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— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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    specialK November 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Have they improved their zippers yet? I sure hope so.

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      Matt- Mountain Soles & Outdoor Threads November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Yes, they have. We do their warranty work, and the changes they’ve made with zippers means we are seeing less repair work from them. They have been very responsive to addressing past zipper issues as new designs come out…. more quickly than larger companies.

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        specialK November 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

        That’s great to hear!

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    John Liu November 11, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I’m always happy to see Showers Pass doing well. A Portland company, out conquering the world – the rainy part of the world, anyway.

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    Dave November 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I just ordered a new rain jacket, one of theirs. It’s surprising how wimpy some very expensive jackets from very well regarded cycling clothing companies are–they just aren’t companies located in the right part of the world to really “get” rain jackets.

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    drew November 12, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I hope showers pass makes a rain cape someday. It makes the jacket/pants/gloves stuff unnecessary (as long as you have fenders). An eVent fabric rain cape would be awesome!

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      Chris Habib November 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I am pushing hard for a rain cape. Stay tuned.

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    Scott Kocher November 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I hope SP will make their race cut stuff in hi viz. Goldenrod doesn’t go with my Vini Fantini kit. Great products, and WBW great shop.

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