Race Face have been making tough MTB waterproof jackets for years. The climate on Vancouver’s North Shore is similar to NZ, so they know how to build kit to last in overly damp and muggy conditions. The 3ply construction has a waterproof and breathable membrane, with a soft lining and a tough DWR coated polyester outer layer. It’s fully seam sealed; makes use of waterproof zips throughout and has nice detailing like brushed material to avoid chin rash from the zipper. The fabric is rated 10,000mm waterproof, and has a 10,000mm breathability rating. When the weather turns south this is the riding jacket you want on.