Presenting Rain Jackets from Mountainskin
Most experienced outdoorsmen know that rain jacket is among the most important pieces of gear in their packs. Its main function is to shield the user from wind, rain, and snow, but also to quickly transport any moisture from the inner to the outer environment. This has to be done because moisture accumulation inside the clothing system compromises its insulation capacity. While this can be tolerable in warmer weather, it is very dangerous in extreme conditions and can have serious consequences. Additionally, sweat and body oils block the pores of the waterproof breathable fabric reducing its breathability in this way.
There are numerous stories of people saved from hypothermia by their rain jacket. When the weather gets really rough, you need a wind-resistant and fully waterproof jacket that can provide the best possible weather protection in the outdoors. In such cases, it isn’t that important if the fabric is coated or the rain jacket is a multiple-layer construction because what really matters is its functionality.
A functional rain jacket often is lightweight and allows freedom of movement, which is quite important for people using rain shell for hiking, cycling or fell running. The level of exertion during such activities is often so high that every gram saved from the weight of the gear matters. Moreover, it’s much easier for you to put on and take off a lightweight waterproof jacket than a heavy insulated jacket.
Strong and watertight full front zipper and a stand-up collar with a chin guard ensure that rain won’t work its way in. The front zipper of some garments is covered with a flap going all the way to the top of the zipper for added protection from wind and precipitation.
Seams are sealed properly because they’re often a strong candidate for a leak point in any waterproof jacket. The main reason for this is the needle holes generated while sewing the seams. That’s why the most expensive and sophisticated waterproof garments keep the number of seams as low as possible. Any seams left are taped or coated with a sealant making them watertight.
Additional features such as adjustable hoods and elastic hem drawcords, hook-and-loop cuff adjusters, reinforced shoulders and arms, and pockets with secure zippered closures add to the functionality of a rain jacket.
Mountainskin Rain Jacket
This is a lightweight shell made of durable waterproof breathable fabric. It is a windproof and fully waterproof jacket. The waterproofness rating of 20 000mm and the streamlined design make it suitable for a range of outdoor activities in various weather conditions - from casual walks in town to winter hiking in the backcountry. It’s highly breathable and quick-drying as the fabric quickly transports any moisture to the outer side of the shell keeping you dry and comfortable.
A detachable hood protects your head and face from wind, rain, and snow. It has an elastic drawcord with cord locks for easy adjustment on and off the trail. Hook-and-loop sleeve cuff adjusters reduce bulk and help seal warmth in. The strong full front zipper is watertight and doesn’t allow water to enter inside the jacket. Several zippered pockets keep valuables and small personal items secure so that you don’t have to worry about losing valuable items.
This jacket is suitable for both men and women, as the men’s rain shell comes in army green, black or denim blue, while the women's shell comes in blue, denim blue or purple color. Overall, this rain jacket allows for efficient air circulation and offers excellent protection against the elements.
Mountainskin Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
This is a windproof rain jacket. It’s completely waterproof (20 000mm water column per 24 hours) and offers excellent weather protection in extreme conditions. Suitable for a layered clothing system, this rain shell can be a perfect outer layer due to its high breathability and water-resistance. The outer shell is made of polyester treated with a DWR for added protection from rain and snow. Full front zipper with a covering flap going all the way to the top of the zipper provides additional protection from wind and rain. High collar with a chin guard protects your neck against the elements.
A large protective hood is removable and adjustable as it fits closely around your face to provide optimal protection from wind and rain. Elasticated cuffs with rubberized hook-and-loop tabs keep cold out and allow for easy adjustment. Multiple pockets offer enough room for storing items as three of them are zippered pockets - one vertical chest pocket and two hand warmer pockets with covering flaps, while the fourth one is an inside pocket with hook-and-loop closure.
Perfect for winter sports as well as for everyday wear, this rain shell is functional and comfortable. The men’s waterproof jacket comes in: red, green and two different shades of blue. The women’s shell is brightly covered in fruit green. It’s also available in red or purple.
In conclusion, remember that to maintain the functionality of your rain shell and to keep its breathability, you need to take care of your waterproof jacket by:
- Using it only when it is really needed.
- Keeping the shell clean.
- Restoring the water-repellent finish regularly and timely.