this fabric has a water-repellant finish and three layers of protection for warmth and dryness: the outer face, a waterproof membrane and an inner layer
this durable, two-way stretch fabric helps protect against light wind and rain
why we made this
The air outside may be cold but things can still get steamy on our way to work. We designed this jacket with water-resistant fabrics, a stowable hood and plenty of venting to protect against unwanted wetness. Winter commutes ain't got nothin' on us.
fabric + features
Softshell fabric in the body helps block wind
water-resistant Twill fabric in the shoulders helps protect against light rain
underarm panels of breathable Warpstreme™ fabric for ease of movement
adjust the two-way zipper to suit your activity
unfold the stowable hood if the rain picks up or zip it in the collar when the sun is out
unzip the core and sleeve vents to cool off on the fly
keep your cords tangle-free with the media window in the chest pocket
Well constructed, great features, poorly tailored
I'm a fit guy, 5'8", and prefer to wear athletic-fitted clothing. I was looking for a stylish jacket with a hood to protect me from the rain on my daily commute. So when I found this jacket I was pleased by the style, fit, and features. I picked the small size. However it was only when I wore it on my commute that I realized how poor the fit is.
The jacket's problem is that it's just plain too long. This isn't a problem in the store when you're just standing in the mirror, but it's a problem when you start walking around or being active. The length and tailoring of the jacket causes it to bunch up around the mid-section making for a tubby figure. I wasn't happy with it. It was essentially unwearable for me.
The features are style are *great*. I tend to get overheated so the vents on the arms and chest are a godsend. The way the collar zips around your neck, with perfect and subtle placement of the hood drawstrings, makes you look like a fitness badass. Like any stuffable hoods, this one isn't going to do much more than protect you from light rain in low wind conditions, but it's still better than nothing.
But all of those great features can't make up for the tubby figure that the jacket grants while being active. I'll be selling or giving away this jacket since I can't return it after being worn.
February 20, 2014