Go adventuring in stormy conditions knowing that, like a good friend, the BFF Rain Jacket is there for you. Cut for freedom of movement, the fabric stands up to abrasion, and is soft and supple so it's nearly silent as you move. Generous pit zips give you ventilation options for steep trails or ice climbing ascents, and a cinchable hem, hood and cuffs won't let drafts in when the wind picks up. Should the jacket wear out after years of use, it can be returned to Houdini for recycling.
- Lightweight, packable Surpass 2.5L Hardshell™ polyester has 70% recycled content.
- Atmos™ waterproof-breathable membrane repels moisture.
- Fully taped seams and fluorocarbon-free DWR finish keep wetness from seeping in.
- Adjustable hood and drawcord hem seal out rain.
- Underarm zips let you vent heat when you're working hard.
- Front pockets sit high for access while carrying a pack.
- Articulated sleeves.
- Adjustable cuffs with hook-and-loop closures.
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.
|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.
|Additional feature(s)||2-way zipper|
|Product sustainability||Recycled content|