Waterproof and breathable, the POC Essential Rain Jacket will provide refuge from nature when a ride turns wet. It's been made from a three-layer, DWR-treated polyester in order to shed precipitation. However, unlike most waterproof rain jackets, the Essential never puts you at risk of overheating. Why? Well, because the polyester is extremely breathable, and POC has introduced laser-cut ventilation holes under the arms. Not only does this heat exhaust system work to cool you down under hard efforts, but it also prevents the microclimate within the jacket from turning into a steamy sauna. Furthering the theme of weather protection, the seams of the Essential are all taped, and the zippers feature a waterproof design. You'll also find that the hem of the neck is elongated at the rear for more ample coverage, and conversely, the bottom hem at the rear has been dropped to protect against wheel-spray. At the cuffs, POC incorporated a hook-and-loop closure system, and a tapered cut, for easy integration with gloves. And at the rear, the Essential features a large zippered pocket with an over-flap to ensure that the contents remain dry. In terms of fit, you'll find that the Essential Rain jacket is designed for riding. In other words, its cut favors the cycling position, meaning that the back and arm lengths have been extended to keep you fully-covered when in the tucked position. The POC Essential Rain Jacket is available in the color Zink Orange and in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large.