MEC Flash Cloud Gore-Tex Jacket - Women's
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Ready for flash storms on the trail, the packable Flash Cloud jacket is ready to be deployed at a moment's notice. The waterproof fabric is highly breathable and light, so you won't overheat on steep sections of trail. A Recco reflector adds some peace of mind when travelling in avalanche country.
- Compressible 2.5-layer GORE-TEX® PACLITE® PLUS fabric.
- DWR finish, fully sealed seams and water-resistant zippers.
- Adjustable hood with pre-curved brim.
- Chin guard prevents chafing.
- Underarm zips let you vent heat.
- Pockets have water-resistant zippers and zipper garages.
- Hook-and-loop cuff tabs.
- Drawcord hem.
- Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate it.
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:
|Ideal for||Camping and hiking|
|Face fabric||40-denier ripstop 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|
|Pockets||2 front zippered|
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.
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Natural waist
- 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.