Waterproof to the max and so much more! Our friends at Red Ledge have a fantastic shell that is ideal for our Pacific Northwest weather, the Free Rein Jacket. The Free Rein (love the play on words!) is designed out of a water repellent finished fabric that is laminated with a coating, T-Core, that is both waterproof and breathable. How is that possible? Apparently, T-Core allows vaporous perspiration (a polite way of saying, your sweat!) to escape through a porous membrane that is big enough for those sweat molecules to pass through but too small for rain molecules to enter. Plus all the seams are sealed to prevent water from leaking through, and the double storm flap over the front zipper, Velcro adjustable cuffs and an adjustable draw cord hem provide additional physical barriers to keep you dry and warm. But don’t worry, if you feel a little too warm, just unzip the pit-zips for some under arm ventilation. An easy fit is flattering and roomy enough for additional layers, and the hood has a semi-stiff brim, peripheral vision adjustment, and chin level adjustable drawcords to keep the elements out. Notably, Red Ledge donated a portion of their sales last year from this jacket to a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. What a great company! The Free Rein Jacket is THE jacket for your outdoor adventures and makes you feel good in more ways than one!