Menacing clouds on the horizon shouldn't deter you from heading out for your base miles, and with the Castelli Emergency Jacket for Women stashed in your back pocket you'll be ready to take on whatever elements Mother Nature might throw your way. Lightweight and compact, the Emergency Jacket is ideal to keep in your pocket on just about any ride, and with Deluge 2. 5-layer fabric, you can count on it to keep water and wind on the outside while you pedal through the downpour. As the name would have you guessing, the Emergency Jacket is intended for emergency rain situations when you need to buy some time to pedal back to the car, or to the nearest cafe for a warm-up. It features a 10,000mm waterproof rating to keeps water rolling off, backed with waterproof zippers and sealed seams to keep moisture from sneaking in through the cracks. Since it is intended to be an emergency piece, it lacks the breathability that some of the pricier jackets designed for all-day rain rides possess, but its pocket-friendly price and weatherproof demeanor more than make up for it. The Emergency Jacket offers a cut that sits close enough to avoid obnoxious wind flaps, but stretches just enough for comfortable layering underneath. It packs down to a minuscule half-pocket size, so you don't have to give up too much space in your critical snack-stash to stay covered. The jacket features innovative gutters near the sleeves and lower back to let water drain away from your hands and back, helping you keep dry during serious rainfall, and since rainy days often pair with poor lighting, two large reflective strips hit the back to help you stay illuminated while you hammer your way home.