Revel in the rain. Prana’s Zion Hooded Jacket is made from the same popular stretch fabric as the Zion pants. It offers waterproof-breathable protection for days when you're busy but not maxed out. Great for blustery city weather or jaunts to your closest provincial park.
- Made of Stretch Zion fabric with a 2.5 layer waterproof-breathable coating that's adequately waterproof and breathable – but not so much as a technical shell.
- Water-resistant DWR finish and fully sealed seams prolong the time you can spend dodging rain drops.
- Hood has a laminated brim and adjustable drawcord.
- 2 zippered hand pockets and an upper chest pocket with a media port.
- Adjustable cuff tabs and waist drawcord seal out the weather.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Technology||Monolithic PU laminate|
|Face fabric||Nylon + spandex|
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.