Waterfallproof Jacket

Ultra-technical, waterproof, breathable, and built with Swiss material technology.

$895.00
Size

Model is 6ft 4 / 193cm with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, and wears size XL.

  • Outer material engineered with self-drying nanotechnology
  • Built with an intelligent waterproof membrane
  • Fitted with a watertight chest pocket

As we face life on Earth with new categories of weather, we’re going to need new categories of clothing. With extreme weather events on the rise for the last 40 years, and floods and fires sweeping across cities and states, “waterproof” is not enough. The megastorms are coming. Describing it as raining doesn’t quite cut it when you see houses and cars floating down the road. So we’ve started working on clothing designed for a world of ultraviolent weather – a world where the sky starts acting more like the ocean, and atmospheric rivers dump tidal waves of water down on towns, cities and villages.

The Waterfallproof Jacket is designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall becomes the norm. Highly waterproof, windproof and breathable, it’s constructed with an advanced 3 layer Swiss material with an intelligent membrane that opens and closes in the heat, and self-drying nanotechnology that mimics a lotus leaf. Fully seam sealed, it comes with a watertight chest pocket that can withstand total immersion in water up to your neck.

Technical Details

3 layer material made in Switzerland
Material engineered with Schoeller c_change® membrane and nanosphere® technology
Highly waterproof
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Highly windproof
Highly breathable
Phone pocket on chest fitted with watertight zipper
Water resistant front zipper protected by external and internal storm flaps
2 side pockets with water resistant zippers protected by storm flaps
3 laser cut vents under each arm
Elasticated cord tightening at the back of the hood
Cord tightening at hem
Stretch gaiters at cuffs
Jacket weighs 600 grams
The fabric is Bluesign approved – a system for environmentally friendly production
Machine wash 40°C
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Built with a Swiss supermaterial

The Waterfallproof Jacket is designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall becomes the norm. Highly waterproof, windproof and breathable, it’s constructed with an advanced 3 layer Swiss material from Schoeller, with an intelligent membrane that opens and closes in the heat, and self-drying nanotechnology borrowed from plants. Building the material alone requires a total of 28 separate construction processes.

Water rolls off the outside like a lotus leaf

The outside of the Waterfallproof Jacket mimics one of nature’s most brilliant pieces of engineering – the lotus leaf. Over millions of years the lotus leaf has adapted to life constantly surrounded by water. Although the surface of each leaf looks completely flat, it’s covered with a complex landscape of microscopic bumps which helps it stay clean and dry.

The outside of the Waterfallproof Jacket mimics one of nature’s most brilliant pieces of engineering, so water simply rolls off it.

Highly waterproof and highly breathable at the same time

The issue with creating something crazily waterproof is breathability. The more water can’t come through one way, the harder it is to let it come out the other. A rubber wetsuit for instance would never let any rain through, but if you tried to go for a run in one you might pass out as it won’t let heat or sweat escape efficiently. So the middle layer of the jacket uses Schoeller’s c_change® membrane. Instead of remaining static, the membrane can open and close to respond to different weather conditions as they happen, while remaining permanently waterproof and windproof.

The jacket is designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall and snowstorms become the norm.

How the membrane works in the heat and wet

As the air temperature rises, the membrane opens up so that excess sweat and heat can escape through the jacket. But while the membrane’s polymer structure opens up to become extremely permeable to water vapour leaving the body, it remains completely waterproof on the outside. It means that even if you held a jacket under a downpour in extreme heat, the jacket will only ever let the water through one way, while still letting heat pass through it.

Fitted with a watertight chest pocket

While every zipper on the Waterfallproof Jacket is built to cope with extreme volumes of rain, we’ve fitted the jacket with a chest pocket that can survive total immersion in water. Even if you’re wading in chest deep water, anything inside it will stay dry. It’s built with an incredibly heavy-duty waterproof zipper that looks a bit like a rubber anchor and is normally only found in scuba diving gear. Just as no water could get in, no water could get out. So if you’ve always wanted to take your pet goldfish out for a walk, fill up the pocket and now you can.

Engineered for movement

The jacket will stretch with you whatever you’re doing. But instead of relying on elastane, we use an advanced weaving process which creates mechanical stretch to achieve the same effect. Articulated sleeves follow the natural shape of your arm. And you’ll find three laser cut vents under each arm to help keep air flowing around your body when you’re working hard.

Size + Fit

The Waterfallproof Jacket is designed with a regular fit.

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40