Warm and dry on the trail

On Cameron  Forbush: Orange OutDry Extreme  for men - Columbia On Camille Forbush: Aquamarine OutDry Extreme for women - Columbia. (CDN PHOTO/EDD BUENAVIAJE)

On Cameron Forbush: Orange OutDry Extreme for men – Columbia. On Camille Forbush: Aquamarine OutDry Extreme for women – Columbia. (CDN PHOTO BY EDD BUENAVIAJE/MAKEUP BY CHADY PANTALEON)

WHEN it rains, it literally pours, and that means no to denim, cotton and suede. Rather, pull out the hoodies, leather and layers because the wet season is to puddles and soaked shirts. For hikers, athletes and travellers alike, dressing for the rain could be as dreary as the day looks, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve rounded up the latest waterproof jackets from your favorite outdoor clothing brands —Columbia, North Face and Mountain Gear.

Their newest and exceptionally innovative jackets show just how outdoor apparel should work.

OutDry Extreme from Columbia

You can count that this rain jacket will keep you warm, dry, cool and protected in the harshest weather conditions.

But unlike conventional rain jackets that uses layering technique of fabrics treated with water repellent and another fabric next to the skin, OutDry Extreme has a rugged and incredibly resilient waterproof membrane outside that has microscopic perforations to allow moisture to escape while keeping the rain out. It is then lined with an ultra-breathable wicking textile that provides next-to-skin comfort. Yes, no more plastic-like feel rubbing on the skin.

The OutDry Extreme is the ultimate tested tough waterproof, breathable rain jacket that an outdoor enthusiast must consider a wardrobe essential. It has now arrived in the Philippines right in time for the wet season.

Columbia is available at SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu and ROX Ayala Center Cebu.

On Cameron Forbush: Dark Compass Plasmic Ion Jacket for men - Mountain Hardwear. (CDN PHOTO/EDD BUENAVIAJE)

On Cameron Forbush: Dark Compass Plasmic Ion Jacket for men – Mountain Hardwear. (CDN PHOTO/EDD BUENAVIAJE)

Plasmic Ion Jacket from Mountain Hardware

Hiking in the rain is wet, cold and muddy; but there’s one thing good about it—a trail that’s yours alone. The Plasmic Ion Jacket helps turn bad weather into a hiker’s advantage with its 70D face fabric that repels moisture and is resistant to abrasions as well.

It also has a Dry Q EVAP waterproofing technology which accelerates evaporation for more comfort and breathability. The center-front Aquaguard zipper seals out moisture and pit zips provide ventilation where it’s needed most.

The jacket has velcro cuffs, and two zippered handwarmer pockets, and adjustable hood that allows you to easily customize the fit.

Flash Dry and Venture Jackets from The North Face

Okay, could we get something as breathable as cotton but dries off easily? Well, The North Face is proving that it’s possible to have the best of both worlds.

FlashDry fabric technology is engineered to act like a second skin, and provide quick-drying and easy-care benefits by pushing the moisture to the surface of the fabric, thus, keeping you dry and cool. It also has increased abrasion and snag resistance tested for extreme durability and performance in the toughest conditions which is exactly what we all need when we’re out and in the wild.

Venture Jacket is waterproof and windproof just in case you find yourself in some back-country storms or rough excursions. This hooded women’s jacket has impenetrable moisture barrier, highly compressible layer for emergency use or travel, and wind protection to reduce the wind-chill factor. It has a fully adjustable hood with hidden drawcord system, brushed chin guard lining, pit-zip vents and stowable in-hand pocket.

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