Restless rains ... or how to choose a rain jacket

2019-09-23
Restless rains ... or how to choose a rain jacket

In autumn we also want to get some fresh air. A walk in the woods, a mountain trail hike or an ordinary stroll through the city streets. Any form of physical activity is good. Sometimes there is an obstacle, such as rain. Sometimes it is accompanied by a strong wind. It is certainly not a pleasant feeling when there is a downpour during a walk. An umbrella is not always an effective solution. In this article you will learn what to look for when choosing a rain jacket!

Just not to get wet

The primary function of a rain jacket is to protect against rainfall. Depending on your physical activity, you should pay attention to other details. Specialized rain jackets are designed with specific outdoor sports in mind. A different fabric will be used for a climbing jacket, and a different fabric for a rain jacket for everyday use.

Insulating properties

A jacket in which you will move a lot should "breathe" properly. In autumn, the temperature is usually not too high during rainfall. Therefore, it is good if the rain jacket keeps the temperature well and does not allow the body to cool down. Materials that perform their function well are, for example, AB-TEX or STROM-TEX. They are laminates. They owe their functionality to the material production process, it is welded. This technology is one of the most popular today. It is characterized by reliability and efficiency.

Make the right choice

The outdoor market offers a wide range of rain jackets. Below are some of the most popular models.

If you want clothes that you can easily fit into your backpack and put them on in case of rain, consider a poncho. Better-quality items are made of fabrics such as nylon or polyester. Most often, the breathability of the material in such clothes is not very high. A poncho is meant to be a back-up garment that you will wear when needed. Therefore, it is rather discouraged for longer and more demanding routes. Due to its low functionality. However, for a short trip to the forest it is just fine.

Is dynamic movement in the field your greatest asset? Are you worried that the rain may slow you down? Nothing could be more wrong! Hardshell jackets were created for this. This type of garment has a membrane that maintains the right balance between waterproof and breathable. On the one hand, you don't get wet, and on the other hand, you don't sweat excessively. Of course, hardshells should be treated with care. The fabric from which they are made requires special care. Make sure the jacket is not dirty and wet.

In the rain, walks can be fun too. If there is a little rain from the sky, wear a windbreaker. Admittedly, it will not protect you against heavy rainfall, but it will definitely be against a drizzle! And its greatest advantage is the protection against gusty winds. That's why it's a perfect choice for fall. The windbreaker is often chosen by travelers or tourists. This is due to the functionality of the garment. If you value a sense of comfort combined with good looks, opt for a windbreaker.

Do you want to be sure that in difficult conditions you will not be soaked to the bone? Consider a tactical rain jacket. This type of jackets is designed to work in combat circumstances. Therefore, they are characterized by a high level of breathability, water resistance and functionality. The tactical jacket can handle any rain and will protect you from strong winds.

When deciding on a rain jacket, consider what you will be using it for. This is extremely important because making the right choice will affect your satisfaction with using the garment. Restless rains will not interfere with your journey and you will be able to continue it calmly.

Autor: Jakub Dobrzyński

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