Pull on this sleek anorak and seal out nasty weather. Made from a waterproof-breathable 2.5 layer material, the Effie has a softer more natural feel than most technical rainwear. Panelled construction and an adjustable waist give it a trim silhouette.
- Woven polyester shell has a mechanical stretch and a canvas-like look and feel.
- 2.5 layer waterproof fabric has sealed seams and a hydrophilic polyurethane coating.
- DWR finish.
- Adjustable hood.
- ½ zip design with YKK® Aquaguard® zipper.
- Elasticised cuffs.
- Internal adjustments at the waist and articulated pattering.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Face fabric||75-denier polyester|
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.