Waterfallproof Puffer

Designed to combat extreme rainfall and storms.


Model is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 39 inch / 99cm chest, and wears size Large.

  • Outer material engineered with self-drying nanotechnology
  • Synthetic insulation fused with aerogel
  • 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 Puffer is designed to combat the megastorms of the future, where crazily intense rainfall and snowstorms become the norm. Engineered with self-drying nanotechnology and an intelligent waterproof membrane, water can’t even stick to the outside of the jacket. It comes with a watertight chest pocket that we borrowed from scuba diving gear. And the insulation is embedded with aerogel – the lightest solid material in the world – to keep you warm down to -40°C.

Technical Details

3 layer outer material made in Switzerland: 60% polyester, 40% polyurethane
Outer material engineered with Schoeller c_change® membrane and nanosphere® technology
Synthetic insulation made in Italy by PrimaLoft®: 100% polyester fused with aerogel particles
Suitable for -40°C
Fill weight 430 grams
Fill power 600+
Highly waterproof
Highly windproof
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
Chest pocket fitted with watertight zipper
Two-way water resistant front zipper protected by external and internal storm flaps
2 fleece lined side pockets with water resistant zippers protected by storm flaps
2 front bellows pockets with storm flaps and press stud closure
2 internal zipped pockets
Elasticated cord tightening on each side of the hood with internal adjusters
Elasticated cord tightening at the back of the hood
Cord tightening at hem
Stretch gaiters at cuffs
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Built with a Swiss supermaterial

You have to combine lots of different technologies to make a high-performance material this waterproof. Which is why the material we use for the outer shell requires 28 separate construction processes just to build it – and that’s before you even get to the insulation underneath. The outer shell is an advanced 3 layer Swiss material from Schoeller that’s highly waterproof and windproof. The outermost layer uses a self-drying nanotechnology borrowed from plants. Underneath it there’s an intelligent membrane that opens and closes as it reacts to temperature.

The lightest solid material in the world

Aerogel is only three times more dense than air – which makes it the lightest solid material in the world. For contrast, water is 830 times more dense than air. To make aerogel you take silicon gel and put it through a process called supercritical drying, which slowly extracts the liquid part of the gel without collapsing its structure. What you’re left with is a porous, sponge-like material that’s made up of 99% empty space.

Regular storms are turning into megastorms

The number of extreme weather events has been rising for the last 40 years and that trend is set to continue. Higher global temperatures create more evaporation, which leads to more moisture in the atmosphere, creating heavier and more intense rainfall. So while the risk of the next megastorm increases with every year, regular storms are intensifying around the world at the same time. Every year we see more Category 5 hurricanes – the most severe and destructive you can get.

Read more about how we're designing for extreme weather

Size + Fit

The Waterfallproof Puffer is designed with a loose fit, with plenty of room for other layers underneath. If you prefer a closer fit, we recommend you go for the size down.

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
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