Ever since raincoats were made fully waterproof with taped seams, there really hasn’t been much innovation in the market. To be frank, what would one do to make those raincoats better? Arc’teryx asked themselves this exact question. Their solution? One hell of a rain jacket.
A great raincoat has to be waterproof, even in a cyclone, and Arc’teryx is famed for its water-repellant materials so where could they innovate? After careful consideration, Arc’teryx decided to reduce the weight and size of their rain jackets and improve their warmth. Essentially, they’ve paired a puffer jacket with a raincoat – and made it packable into a tiny sack.
Really, this combination is the perfect travel jacket that will keep you warm in colder climates, dry when the weather heats back up and be easily packed into your carry on without taking up too much space or weight. Not to mention it looks epic in its all-black guise (that will pair perfectly with any outfit you have with you).
It’s priced at $399, which is quite reasonable when you consider you’re getting a puffer jacket and a raincoat of the highest quality, all in one.