The Garneau Women's Sleet WP has all the features and capabilities of the unisex version, with a cut and sizing that is more tapered and shaped for a general better fit on many female cyclists. The jacket was developed for everyday cyclists and riders who don't stay inside on cool, rainy days- they just dress properly and head out. With superior water column protection and a high breathability rate, it delivers utmost in protection for the wet weather rider. We see it as ideal for sport and recreational cyclists on the road, gravel or trail, as well as serious commuters. The standard Garneau fit is formed, cut and shaped for cycling, but not for serious training and race prep. It allows for movement and layering, while keeping features like velcro adjustable cuffs, a tall soft collar, longer rear section, silicone hem grabbers, and an overlapping zipper protection to seal out the elements, provide proper coverage and protection, while maintain a cycling form.
With sealed seams, a waterproof membrane, and zipper protection, Garneau has been diligent in making sure you are protected from all nastiness. The fabric tests out at 20,000 mm that stands up to heavy rain. while the breathability is 18,000 mvp. It's what you want in serious rain gear where the perspiration rate will be higher. One advantage of the Sleep WP is that the breathable membrane is also great for wind coverage, so this isn't just a rainy day jacket. You get great thermoregulation when you stay drier. Visibility has also been factored in with 360 degree reflective elements (back, front, sleeves) to help keep you safer.
This is a well thought out and constructed water and wind sheltering jacket that has technical specs and features that comparable jackets priced over $200. While a cycling piece, it would also be great for hiking and general outdoor use, so you can exact great value thanks to Garneau.