Tour through open country and windy coastlines, anywhere you might encounter fickle weather and changeable conditions. This waterproof-breathable jacket has deep, lined pockets for warming your fingers in the cold, and a hood that can adjusted for wet, windy weather. The cut is adaptable to layering, with room to slide over a fleece or chunky sweater. The fabric is an innovative poyester blend that incorporates recycled content and does not depend on C8 surfactants for it's water shedding ability.
- Made of woven polyester that's 41% recycled. A DWR coating helps water bead off and repels dirt and grime.
- Inner layer is coated with microporous polyurethane.
- Seam taped for full waterproofness.
- Adjustable hood has a front drawcord and rear buckle for adjustments.
- Deep, zippered handwarmer pockets.
Garments, designed for specific activities have features that aren’t always adaptable to general use. For example, cycling clothing is longer in the back and arms. Activity aside, the fit of MEC clothing falls into these categories:
All MEC men’s and boy’s pants are regular rise.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Technology||Microporous PU coating|
|Face fabric||70-denier polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.
|Additional feature(s)||Wind flap behind zipper|