Waterproof-breathable tech is hidden in a stylish package. Montreal-based Indygena designed this raincoat for Canadian women who want to ride the line between modern style and classic function. It's waterproof and windproof, has articulated sleeves, an adjustable hood and a canvas-like texture.
- Made of nylon Tactel that looks and feels like cotton canvas but uses 2.5 layer waterproof-breathable construction.
- Fabric has a bit of mechanical stretch for easy movement.
- YKK Aquaguard 2-way front zip is highly water-resistant and has a removable leather zipper pull.
- Fixed hood with front and back adjustments.
- Chin guard at top of zipper.
- Articulated sleeves have an elastic detail at the cuffs.
- Zippered hand pockets.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
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|
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.