The Assos Equipe RS Schlosshund rain jacket has our vote for the most suitable rain jacket for Australia. It's fully waterproof but more breathable and pack-able than the renowned heavy duty Assos SturmPrinz jacket. This jacket weighs a mere 170g. It is a bright colour and has a big reflective strip the whole way down the back for safety in miserable conditions.
The Schlosshund falls in the Summer and Spring/Fall Assos temperature ranges which cover the Australian climate exceptionally well. You can still wear a thermal underneath this without being concerned about overheating.
The fabric is designed for stretch and movement. It has fully taped seams, and stretch water resistant fabric around the wrist to allow easy removal while riding, but ensures water is kept out. It has a double zip to allow more breathability on warmer days by allowing the lower zip section to be opened up.
The back has large slots to access your regular jersey pockets underneath. The hem has a very stretchy and grippy gel gripper to ensure jacket stays pulled down and to hug the hips.
*This jacket is a full race cut - please go up a size if you do not desire a full race fit*
Fully waterproof (including taped seams)
Very pack-able (170g)
Summer - Spring/Fall temperature range
Reach through pocket openings
Bright colour and plenty of reflective detailing
Silicon gripper and elastic hem to keep jacket pulled down
Double zipper to allow a versatile level of airflow
Stretch panel in wrist for easy removal while riding
Very elastic fabric for maximum comfort
Hydrophilic fabric to draw moisture away from the body