Waves pounding. Rain pouring. Winds whipping. Yet you forge on. That's the never-quit spirit behind our Guide Gear Elements XT Parka. Designed for those who brave the worst of elements to experience the best of the Great Outdoors, our new Elements XT outerwear delivers pro-grade weather protection and durability to keep you dry, confident and comfortable…no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. The rugged nylon shell and waterproof/breathable Guide Dry® membrane shield you from blustery winds and pouring rain. Strategically placed 600-denier nylon reinforced panels withstand wear and tear where you need it most. Plus, this Parka is loaded with pockets to keep your keys, phone, wallet, pliers, multitool and other essentials secure and easily accessible.
Weather can be unpredictable. That's why we built our Elements XT Parka to deliver performance you can count on, season after season. It starts with a heavy-duty, wind-resistant 320-denier nylon shell that's exceptionally durable. Plus, super-tough 600-denier nylon panels at the shoulders and elbows add extra durability where you need it most. The 2-way YKK front zipper features a double storm flap with hook-and-loop closure, providing a firm seal against the elements. And a 3-pc., snorkel-style hood with toggles and visor helps you "button-up" tight when the winds howl and the rain comes in sheets.
Guide Dry® waterproof/breathable technology is our top level of waterproof protection, and it’s a key ingredient in our Elements XT outerwear. How does it work? It’s simple. Water molecules are larger than vapor molecules. Guide Dry® features a special membrane with tiny pores that prevent larger water molecules from penetrating the exterior. Meanwhile, smaller vapor molecules are able to pass through, transferring body heat and sweat from the inside out. The result is 100% waterproof protection, without the stuffy feel of traditional waterproof material. It’s all about keeping you in your comfort zone longer, so you can take your adventure to the next level without worrying about the weather.
To make the most of any adventure, you need to be prepared. So we built plenty of pockets into this Parka for easy access to tools, accessories and essentials. The exterior features 4 zippered slash chest pockets with water-resistant zippers and oversized zipper pulls. They're stacked 2 on each side, with 1 on each side having a storm flap. At hand level, 2 oversized deep-well pockets each contain a key hook and D-ring. There's even a special pliers pocket inside one of the pockets. The interior of the Parka is equipped with 2 hook-and-loop closure and 2 zipper pockets that are ideal for securing essentials such as your keys, phone, wallet, etc.
We paid special attention to the details when designing this Parka, because little things can make a big difference when the weather gets rough. Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs ensure a snug, comfortable fit at the wrists. Zippered exterior pockets feature oversized pulls for easy handling while wearing gloves. A fleece-lined collar provides added warmth and comfort around your face and neck. And a bungee corded bottom hem with toggle lock prevents updrafts from sneaking up under the shell.