Back in 2010, our founders Liz and Phil found themselves in a bike shop in Seattle whiling away a wet afternoon. They were part way through a year long trip, dodging rain because Liz hadn’t yet found a decent waterproof.
And then it happened. She fell into a Showers Pass waterproof jacket that fitted both her and her pocket, and promised to keep her dry and comfortable through the worst that the American North West could throw at her. That jacket became Liz’s favourite piece of kit and is still in use to this day.
From Day 1 of VeloVixen, we’ve been waiting for the moment we could stock Showers Pass. In 2013 they expanded into the UK, setting up home in South Shields. They’re slowly developing a small network of hand-picked retailers, never wanting to jeopardise the fantastic repution they’ve built up in the USA.
Based in Oregon, USA, Showers Pass was born from the desire to develop clothing and gear to get more people out on their bikes, no matter the weather.
Inspired by the challenging rides and variable conditions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, Showers Pass continue to combine high performance materials with innovative functional design for cyclists, just as they have since 1997. Best known for their exceptional waterproof-breathable outerwear, they aim to help racers, commuters, messengers and the everyday cycling enthusiasts power through the elements.