Cold, wet and miserable is no way to spend time in the Great Outdoors. For protection in a pinch, turn to the 100% waterproof/breathable comfort of our 2.5 Solid Jacket. It packs into its own pocket and deploys in seconds for total coverage when you really need it. The 2.5-layer fabric prevents rain from penetrating while simultaneously venting excess moisture — and it’s whisper-quiet, so it won’t betray your presence. Think of it as an insurance policy against getting soaked. Throw it in your pack, and you’ll always be ready when the skies turn dark.
Your lightest option for packable waterproof protection. 2.5-layer gear combines a water-resistant shell with a waterproof/breathable membrane and protective inner coating (that’s the .5 layer) that provides next-to-skin comfort without the need for a full inner lining. So while it’s actually multiple layers, it feels more like one. In addition to multiple-layer construction, 2.5 gear also features taped, sealed seams for added protection against water seeping in.
Our 2.5 Solid Jacket features two 100% waterproof zip hand pockets to keep electronics and other sensitive stuff dry. The elastic drawcord hem lets you cinch it up when you need the extra protection, and two hook-and-loop wrist straps help you seal out rain during heavy downpours. And best of all, it packs neatly into its own pocket for easy portability in a day pack or glove box.