Waterproof-breathable tech is hidden in a stylish go-everywhere package. Montreal-based Indygena designed this cotton canvas-look raincoat for Canadian women looking for the sweet spot between style and functionality. Totally windproof, articulated sleeves and an adjustable hood round out the design.
- Nylon Tactel material looks and feels like cotton canvas and has a bit of mechanical stretch.
- 2.5 layer waterproof breathable construction with a 5k/5k laminate for moderate breathability, waterproofness and windproofness.
- Fixed hood with front and back adjustments.
- Chin guard at top of zipper.
- YKK Aquaguard 2-way front zip is highly water-resistant and has a removable leather zipper pull.
- Zippered hand pockets.
- Articulated sleeves have an elastic detail at the cuffs.
|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. 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.