Outfit your pack with a secret, weather-resistant weapon. It might be bluebird when you head out, but blustery by the time you reach the cabin or viewpoint. This jacket is light and compressible, and small enough to ride along in a pack. It offers wind and water protection with excellent breathability and a full-vision hood and pockets for warming your hands.
- Made of waterproof-breathable 2.5-layer Hellytech polyester that's windproof and fully seam sealed.
- DWR treatment sheds water and dirt.
- Adjustable hood offers unimpeded vision.
- Underarm zips for venting as you move.
- YKK Aquaguard zippers on hand and chest pocket.
- Adjustable hem seals out wetness.
Technical 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:
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|
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.