Grab a single-origin pour-over, take the dog for a walk or stroll the High Line in New York. The Baro Lowry Jacket has the style-chops to go anywhere you do, and the inner water resistant membrane helps keep you dry. Low-profile hood adds protection for blustery days, then stows inside the collar when you don't need it.
- Soft-touch nylon outer fabric doesn't crinkle or rustle.
- Inner membrane keeps rain out and lets moisture vapour escape, so you won't overheat.
- Hanging polyester liner wicks moisture to keep you comfortable.
- Front zipper has a storm flap to shut out the wind.
- Low-profile hood rolls up and stows away inside the collar.
- 2 front flap pockets, 2 side pockets and an inner chest pocket hold lots of stuff.
- Designed in Vancouver, where they know rain.
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.
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.