The DH bought me the Georgia of Dublin Rainwrap as a present last year.
It’s a beautiful thing, made from soft-touch waterproof fabric (I wish more jackets were made of this stuff) and packs up small enough to bung in a rackbag. You can also use it as a picnic blanket.
It proved a godsend last winter and early spring in our wet Normandy weather, and has an unexpected bonus of also keeping you warmer, because it both provides a third layer and keeps the rain off your legs. In inclement weather, I always make sure to bring it along with me.
The only issue I have with it is that I can’t get the hang of the garter, because, try as I might, I can’t push the toggle through the hole. But I fettled a fix for that, which holds it to my leg just fine and I don’t have trouble with it. I might well consider making a separate garter for the other leg, though, as it sometimes rides up on the opposite side.
I turned up at a friend’s once wearing this and my high-vis jacket and he said I looked like a “Dayglo nun”.
The Georgia of Dublin Rainwrap is available in red and black, from the company’s own website and stockists such as Cycle Chic, for around £45.
Georgia of Dublin Rainwrap: ****