New for 2011: O2 Rainwear Breathable, Lightweight Rain Gear

Nokomis Jacket and Nokomis Pant Guy Standing with Bike

Coming to us from Minneapolis, MN is O2 Rainwear from Rain Shield, Inc.  O2 produces light-weight, breathable, rain gear.  New for 2011, they have the Calhoun and Nokomis products lines.  The names spawn from two of the city’s lakes.

O2 uses a breathable fabric they call 3Flow to help keep you dry, but allow your skin to breath more than a traditional rain jacket would.   The material has a layer of microscopic pours that keep out the wet stuff, but still manages to let you skin air out so you aren’t drenched in sweat at the start of your ride.  If you’re a bit skeptical, no worries, as we have the Nokomis jacket and pants on review.  Portland, OR should prove to be a good testing grounds, and I will have my full review up after testing the gear for a couple of months.

Head on past the break for the product specifics, including pricing and photos.

 

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The Calhoun Jacket: $119.95

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The Calhoun Pants: $69.95

This lightweight, super packable jacket and pants would be right at home in my daily commuter bag.  It would be just at home on a long ride in the wet.  The trimmer fit allows for more comfort and less bulk.  The jacket comes in Hi-Viz yellow (the best selling color) or blue.  The pants come in black.

Product Details:

The Calhoun Jacket:

  • 100% 2.5Layer Rip-Stop Nylon
  • Waterproof, fully taped internal seam
  • Waterproof, Breathable, Lightweight, Compact
  • Supreme Wind & Water Protection
  • Waterproof, full length front zipper with garage
  • Reflective elements for low light visibility
  • Welded waterproof front Napoleon pocket
  • Form Fit
  • Pit Zips for additional ventilation?
  • Breathability:  W/R; MVP: 10,000g/m2/D
  • Waterproof:  W/P: 10,000mmH2O

Calhoun Pants:

  • 100% 2.5Layer Rip-Stop Nylon
  • Waterproof Sealed seams
  • Elastic waist with draw chord
  • Elastic ankle cuffs with zipper
  • Reflective logos on front thigh and back calf
  • Waterproof, Breathable, Lightweight, and Compact
  • Breathability:  W/R; MVP: 10,000g/m2/D
  • Waterproof:  W/P: 10,000mmH2O

 

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The Nokomis Jacket:  $189.95

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The Nokomis Pants:  $89.95

The more rugged Nokomis line is targeted at the hard-core cyclist.  The jacket is well ventilated, and has zip off sleeves.  It has a more loose fit to allow for cold weather layering and comes in either black, or hi-viz yellow.  The pants come in black only, and they are also well ventilated.

Product details:

The Nokomis Jacket:

  • 100% Brushed 2.5Layer Rip-Stop Nylon
  • Waterproof, Breathable, Lightweight
  • Waterproof, fully taped internal seams
  • Detachable (zip-off) Sleeves
  • Cross Shoulder Vents and mesh back panel on gilet
  • Waterproof full-length front zipper with garage
  • Welded waterproof regular back pocket and Napoleon front pocket
  • Elastic wrist cuffs with velcro closure
  • Lower back loop for lights to clip onto
  • 360 degrees of reflectivity for safety
  • Form Fit
  • Supreme Wind & Water Protection
  • Breathability: W/R; MVP: 15,000g/m2/D
  • Waterproof: 15,000mmH2O

The Nokomis Pants:

  • 100% Brushed 2.5Layer Rip-Stop Nylon
  • Waterproof, Breathable, Lightweight
  • Waterproof, fully taped internal seams
  • Elastic waist with draw chord
  • Elastic ankle cuffs with zipper
  • Reflective logos on front thigh and back calf
  • Supreme Wind & Water Protection
  • Breathability: W/R; MVP: 15,000g/m2/D
  • Waterproof: 15,000mmH2O

 

Comments

Veda - 05/03/11 - 6:18am

The Calhoun looks very similar to Mavic Helium or was it Hydrogen…

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