Staying dry has never looked this good. This mac-style Baro rain jacket has classic looks infused with modern technology. Inside the city-ready silhouette are the same waterproof features you'd find in a hiking jacket: a waterproof-breathable membrane and fully taped seams. On the outside, the soft-touch fabric and sleek styling pairs with trips to the office or drinks at the new spot downtown.
- Nylon outer fabric doesn't crinkle or rustle.
- Inner membrane keeps rain out and lets moisture vapour escape, so you won't overheat.
- Fully sealed seams and a durable water repellency finish on the outside ensure water can't sneak in.
- Thin polyester mesh liner wicks moisture to keep you comfortable.
- Hidden button-front placket and collar clasp shut out the wind.
- Slip-in side pockets.
- 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.