When you need water protection more than breathability, this rain coat a no-nonsense option. It keeps out driving wind and rain and is a great alternative to a more expensive mountain shell. Pack it in your luggage for storm watching on the coast or toss it on for a quick muffin run on a wet morning.
- Made from polyester with a polyurethane coating.
- Snap front closure with storm flap to keep out driving rain.
- Drawstring hood and snap adjustable cuffs to hunker down in big storms.
- Two handwarmer pockets with snap flaps.
|Face fabric||Polyester + polyurethane|
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. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
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.