Usually one thinks of components and shoes when discussing Shimano, however with the introduction of the Compact Windbreaker, it turns out they produce a solid weather barrier garment too. You would be hard pressed to find a better value in a lightweight windbreaker that offers some foul weather protection to boot.
The body of the jacket is composed of two types of panels. The most prevalent and the ones facing the weather are water and wind resistant polyester. They keep you both dry and protected from the elements. The other panels are constructed from a durable polyester mesh for ventilation. The front of the jacket get a full length Camlock zipper that offers good body temperature regulation. The rear of the jacket has one zip pocket for storage that doubles as a storage sack for the jacket when folded into itself. The top collar that is small and low profile while a lower rear hem that has elastic and silicone beads to keep the jacket in place.