Columbia’s OutDry Extreme Technology is an eco-friendly alternative to the non-biodegradable synthetic PFCs usually used for waterproofing outerwear. Instead, it uses a micro-perforated rubber-like membrane that repels water but still breathes. This tech is featured in the ECO Shell jacket, which is also made of 100% recycled material and available only in white—not dying the fabric saves 13 gallons of water per garment.
Instead of spraying yourself down with toxic chemicals to keep the skeeters away this summer, pull on your Insect Shield Parka. It’s made of Insect Shield polyester fabric that repels mosquitoes, dust mites and other small, annoying pests. The hood zips all the way over the face providing the full protection of a bug net.
Ketums began as a bespoke rainwear-maker in Paris in the 1920s. Then the family business dissolved when Germany invaded France in WWII. Today, the great grandson is reviving the label with his first new piece: a traditional waxed cotton twill jacket with a flannel lining. The Bondy jacket is named for the street in Paris where Ketums began.
Brooklyn-based Best Made is known for axes and archery supplies & now they’re delving into apparel. Their Down Hooded Pullover features a water-resistant polyester shell, 600 fill down insulation, and a micro-ripstop nylon interior lining.
Using a unique insulating fiber that combines hollow, heat-retaining Bison fur and recycled polyester, this 4-layer waterproof jacket from United By Blue will keep you warm in wet winter weather. The jacket also features a removable hood and a total of 14 pockets. American made.
We know, it’s hot out right now, but here’s something new and notable for the fall/winter. Merino wool is among the world’s best natural insulators and its wicking properties make it the choice of athletes and adventurers who swing from sweating to freezing in one outing. Patagonia’s Merino Air collection uses responsibly-sourced wool blended with recycled Capilene for maximum performance.
Columbia flipped the formula in rainjacket design with the creation of OutDry Extreme, a new fabric technology that uses a waterproof membrane on the outside of the jacket (rather than inside) for permanent water repellency and durability while also remaining breathable. 19 styles of jackets and pants will be available Spring 2016.
This is the world’s lightest fully waterproof jacket—weighing just 75grams—and with its ¾ zip and ultralight construction, the VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 makes a very versatile and packable layer for athletes & adventurers.
Inspired by the classic M-65 military field jacket, this stretch shell features 3-layer construction to keep you warm and dry. It has DWR-coated nylon on the outside with a waterproof, breathable inner membrane, and soft-touch tricot lining for comfort.
Lightweight, packable, fully-taped & waterproof, this cycling-cut, hooded stretch jacket from Mission Workshop is exceedingly equipped to battle bad weather. Made with 96 g/m2 Polartec NeoShell fabric, it is also highly breathable. Available in Black, Hi-Viz Orange, & Fox Gray.