When you are looking for clothing that works as rain protection in the great outdoors, here are a few aspects of the garment you need to examine. First of all look over the hood. One of the main places that you lose your body’s warmth is from the head. If you have a hood that is detachable, then there is nothing like it. You can use it any way you want. You have to wear the hood to ensure that it doesn’t cover your eyes and spoil your view. If you are planning on wearing a helmet under the hood, then flexibility is another aspect you should be looking at.
When you are outdoors, it is important for you to note how many areas of storage you have on the garment. This means have zips that ensure whatever you place in them are safe from the rain. Having a main zip to close up the jacket is best as it ensures you can get it on quickly in the case of sudden bad weather. Having a zip in facility is by far one of the best on a jacket. This means that you can easily zip in a fleece lining when you feel you need it. Considering that it is done with internal zips, it makes fit rather comfortable.
These zips can also make place for vents that will allow your body to sweat it out and release this heat without actually having to get out of your clothing. Pit zips give you a chance to air yourself, especially if you are feeling sweaty with a rucksack on your back.
The number of pockets that you have is equally important and they should have storm flaps on them. This will ensure that the mouth of the pocket is protected from bad weather. In some of the latest designs of jackets you will also find a mesh lining on the inside to enhance the breathability of the jacket.
Having chest pockets will be a good idea for you mobile, GPS tracker, a small map and the like. In a jacket that is designed to be waterproof, the seams have to be completely sealed. Having draw cords added to the design gives you added flexibility and allows for easy movement when you are climbing or even running.
Finding the right kind of jacket is the result of some good research based on the kind of place you will be using the jacket in. Stepping into a retail store for a good fitting is also important.
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