Inspired by classic military parkas, but updated with modern technology, the Brockton Rain jacket will keep you dry wherever you roam. It uses the same waterproof technology found in hiking jackets: a waterproof-breathable membrane, a water-resistant front zipper and fully taped seams.
- Soft-touch nylon outer fabric doesn't crinkle or rustle.
- Inner membrane keeps rain out and still lets moisture vapour escape, so you won't overheat.
- Fully sealed seams and a durable water repellency finish makes sure water can't sneak in.
- Thin polyester mesh liner wicks moisture to keep you comfortable.
- Water-resistant 2-way zipper has an inner storm placket to shut out the wind.
- Adjustable hood has a trim cut that won't flop into your eyes.
- 2 front flap pockets and two chest pockets hold lots of stuff.
- Designed in Vancouver, where they know rain.
|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.