Waterproof-breathable tech, hidden in a stylish package. Montreal-based Indygena designed this raincoat for women who want to ride the line between modern style and classic function. The fabric has a canvas-like texture, yet is fully waterproof and windproof. Articulated sleeves and an adjustable hood are weather-worthy, practical touches.
- 2.5 layer nylon Tactel is waterproof and breathable but looks and feels like cotton canvas.
- Mechanical stretch for easy movement.
- YKK Aquaguard 2-way zip is water-resistant and has a removable leather pull.
- Fixed hood with front and back adjustments.
- Chin guard.
- Articulated sleeves have elastic detail at the cuffs.
- Zippered hand pockets.
- Front length is 31.5 in. Back is 33.25in.
|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.