I heart Meemie
BELLWETHER SCREAMIN’ MEEMIE RAIN JACKET
It’s been a season of making lots of new bike accessory friends, but none of them are very handy if the rain stops you from getting out there and using them. This friendly jacket is the answer! It is waterPROOF, windproof, and the wash instructions are as follows: hose-off, shake, done. Beer. And the best part, it is only $20. Damn straight!
I have now ridden in the rain a handful of times with this jacket, and the only moisture underneath was my sweat. No rain. The best test was yesterday for a couple hours on the mountain bike in the wet mud. I was covered in sloppy slop, and when I got home I took off the jacket to find that my clothes underneath were completely clean. I then hosed off my bike and my jacket, and it’s ready for the next test.
I was afraid that it was going to feel like wearing a plastic bag, but luckily there are some vents in the jacket. You do not have to wear much underneath this thing because it really is windproof. Just a baselayer to keep the moisture off of your skin, and maybe another layer for comfort in the extreme cold will be more than enough in most riding scenarios. Oh, and of course the clear jacket lets your team kit show through with pride. It is critical for everyone to know that I ride on the same team as Mark Cavendish. When you see me out, you can just assume that I dropped him on the previous hill.
I’ve been looking for a truly waterproof jacket, but they can cost hunderds of dollars. Now that I have my Meemie, it’s hard for me to imagine a better deal than this. The full zipper works, and you can roll this thing up and stuff it in your back pocket. It’s not the tiniest compact jacket, but I have done multiple rides with this stuffed a jersey pocket.
Rain sucks, but this makes it suck slight less. I’ll revisit this review if/when something noteworthy presents itself.