A Spotlight On: Waterproof Jackets
Winter might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods – or showers – just yet. From element dictating cliff trails to inner-city confines, chilly terraces and saunters through your local park – you never regret pulling a waterproof from your coat rack. It is quite incredible the journey that some of these jackets have done too.
Whether that’s The North Face’s seminal Steep Tech collection jumping from mountain sports to New York City streets and beyond; or the gorpcore trend that has seen more hikers on city streets and terraces than up your favourite hiking footpath. With roots that stem back to 1800s functionality, all the way to finessing Madchester baggy getups in the ‘90s - and finding themselves on runways in the modern day - we doth the proverbial to the humble waterproof; it has been about. We’ve collated some of our favourites for this week’s A Spotlight On, so you’ll never be caught out again when the heavens decide to open.
The North Face 3L DryVent Carduelis Jacket
Ready yourself for April showers with this 3L DryVent Carduelis Jacket from The North Face. Available in two colourways which range from the head-turning (see above) to the all-black and casual, this is a jacket that will see you through this year and many, many more to come. Dryvent tech comes included for a fit that’s resistant to rain and wind, plus it's nice and breathable too. Winner.
Columbia Omni Tech Shell Jacket
Next up it’s a classic pick from Columbia. The Omni Tech Shell Jacket is lightweight enough to see you through slightly warmer months, with Omni Tech innovation to keep you protected from the elements and ensure you’re kept comfortable as well as dry. Simple, and more importantly, effective.
Berghaus Tempest 89 Jacket
You’ll definitely turn heads with this one; the Berghaus Tempest 89 Jacket. As the name suggests, it's fashioned on the label’s timeless jacket which has been shielding the masses from downpours since the ‘80s. With a roomy fit which you can adjust at the waist, hood, and hem, this colour-blocked offering is an ideal option for traversing cities and more rugged outdoor settings alike.
The North Face Phlego Track Top
Something slightly different, the Phlego Track Top by The North Face is a lightweight jacket simply made for layering up. FlashDry tech does the job of fending off watery weather, whilst a colour-blocked guise and TNF branding are joined by zipped pockets for an extra functional touch. What’s not to like?
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