Sounds like a good plan. The mesh jacket comes with a “wind breaker liner” that zips in and out but not sure if that is water proof. These jackets a European fit so the sizes run tighter than normal plus you need to size up to account for expansion of the airbag if triggered. Im normally a large but when it arrived it was comfortably snug so I exchanged for an XL which fits great. They recommend to get the vest and jacket the same size so if you purchase the Large vest get the Large jacket.