MEC Reflective Rain Jacket - Youths
Built for the wettest and murkiest conditions, and cut with sufficient room for warm layers underneath. Taped seams and a robust waterproof fabric stop even horizontal rain from getting in, while lots of reflective accents keep it visibility in the gloom.
- Made of 70-denier ripstop nylon with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellency) finish, for heroic waterproofness.
- Seams are fully taped.
- Peaked hood offers protection without blocking eyes.
- Front zipper is covered with a storm flap that snaps closed.
- Peaked hood design combines good peripheral vision with serious weather protection.
- 2 front hand pockets.
- Elastic cuffs seal out wetness and drafts.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Face fabric||70-denier nylon|
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|
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)||Reflective details|
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.
- Measure inner leg from crotch to just below the ankle bone.
- Stand with back straight; measure from highest point on head to floor.