rain... it's just part of life

There are a lot of factors that affect weather: temperature, air pressure, cloud patterns, precipitation, and wind factors including its speed, direction, and moisture level. It might be amazing sunshine in the morning but as we all know, truely predicting the weather close to impossible and it could be torrential downpours by the afternoon. With this in mind, be sure to pack wet weather gear - a jacket, waterproof trousers and even spare clothing. There's a huge range to choose from depending on where you're going, activity levels, etc so here's a choice pick from our range of wet weather gear: 

 

canna jacket

The Canna is a waterproof and breathable jacket with 2.5 layer construction and taped seams for 4 season weather protection with an urban design. Providing total protection in a downpour, the tough and lightweight AB-TEX® fabric has been given a super soft fabric finish. An adjustable hood, cuffs and hem allow adaptability and versatility for all conditions.

Waterproof: 10,000mm
Breathability: 10,000g/m²
Weight: 530g

• Waterproof and breathable AB-TEX® fabric
• Moisture wicking mesh lining
• Fully taped seams
• Adjustable packaway peaked hood
• Full length zip with external storm flap and internal rain guard
• Popper side pockets
• Internal zipped chest pocket
• Adjustable cuffs with hook-and-loop fastening
• Adjustable drawcord hem

STOW & GO PACK AWAY JACKET

Crafted with convenience, design and performance as our inspiration, the Stow & Go is the ultimate essential jacket for your everyday life. Whether it’s surviving a downpour, pushing yourself on your next adventure or as an everyday jacket, the Stow and Go will protect you against the elements. It packs up easily and quickly into a convenient stuff sack so perfect for your rucksack or any travels.

Outer: 100% Nylon shell, Lining: 100% Polyester mesh materials
Waterproof: 6000mm
Breathability: 6000g/m²
Weight: 310g
Pack size: 22cm x 10cm (Stuff sack)

• Fully waterproof with taped seams
• Highly wind resistant
• Mesh lined peaked hood
• Front zipped pockets
• Hood and waist drawcord adjusters
• Adjustable hood and cuffs with hook-and-loop fastening
• Chin guard
• Packs into compact stuff sack
• Back vent for air flow
• Adjustable peaked hood with mesh lining
• Taped seams

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Kerrera Jacket

The Kerrera is a wind and waterproof jacket that will happily shrug off almost any harsh weather. Made from our rugged, breathable AB-TEX fabric, it features a full-length storm flap and packaway peaked hood to keep the rain off. The Kerrera is also available in men's and women's fit with an adjustable hood, cuffs and hem providing great comfort and a seal against the rain.

• Waterproof and breathable AB-TEX® fabric
• Moisture wicking mesh lining
• Fully taped seams
• Packaway peaked hood
• Full length zip with external storm flap and internal rain guard
• Zipped side pockets with storm flaps
• Chest pocket with waterproof zip
• Elasticated cuffs with hook-and-loop fastening
• Adjustable drawcord hem

MUNRO JACKET

The Munro is our ultimate mountain jacket, designed to weather the worst conditions and harshest elements found at the summits. Our three-layer PROT3X membrane is both fully waterproof and highly breathable. A host of features make this jacket ideal for the mountainside, from the YKK waterproof central zip to the elevated pockets for easy access, even when wearing a climbing harness or hip belt.

Waterproof: HH20000mm
Breathability: 15000g per m²

• Waterproof and breathable PROT3X fabric
• Fully taped seams
• Adjustable drawcord hem
• Adjustable cuffs
• YKK CF waterproof zip
• 2 waterproof zipped side pockets
• 2 waterproof under arm zips for added ventilation
• Inner zipped pocket
• Full adjustable peaked hood

Clouds... it’s often the first thing you’ll look at when heading out to try and second guess the weather. Clouds form through the process of condensation when water vapor, primarily from the oceans, rises into the atmosphere where it cools and condenses into cloud formations. If the condensed droplets in a cloud get large enough, they’ll fall as wet stuff… precipitation. Rain clouds, or nimbus, produce everything from drizzle to downpours. They say knowledge is power so it’s handy to know what to expect and a little meteorology insight is a good thing.

Cumulonimbus clouds

Cumulonimbus clouds are a type of cumulus cloud associated with thunder storms and heavy precipitation but for shorter periods of time because the clouds require not only a lot of energy to form but also expend a lot energy. They are also a variation of nimbus or precipitation bearing clouds. They are formed beneath 20,000 ft. and are relatively close to the ground. This is why they have so much moisture.

Nimbostratus Clouds

When you look to the sky on a rainy day and see nothing but a dense blanket of low, grey, featureless clouds, you are looking at nimbostratus. These clouds form at low or middle altitudes and block sunlight. In contrast with the intense, short-lived rains associated with unstable cumulonimbus clouds, nimbostratus clouds typically produce light or moderate rainfall of longer duration.

Nimbostratus is generally a sign of an approaching warm or occluded front producing steady moderate precipitation, as opposed to the shorter period of typically heavier precipitation released by a cold-frontal cumulonimbus cloud. Precipitation may last for several days, depending on the speed of the frontal system.

Stratus clouds

Stratus clouds tend to be featureless, low altitude clouds that cover the sky in a blanket of white or grey. These are the clouds that create those dull, overcast days in its 'nebulosus' form, they can persist for long periods of time. They form in calm, stable conditions when gentle breezes raise cool, moist air over colder land or ocean surfaces and are the lowest-lying cloud type and sometimes appear at the surface in the form of mist or fog.

Stratus clouds are usually accompanied by little to no rainfall but if it is thick enough, it can produce a light drizzle. In the mountains or when the temperature drops, this drizzle can also fall as light snow.

Cirrus clouds

Cirrus clouds are short, detached, hair-like clouds found at high altitudes. They delicate wispy clouds are composed of ice and are thin, light clouds blown in high winds into long streamers. Cirrus clouds are usually white and predict fair to pleasant weather. Cirrocumulus clouds are usually seen in the winter and indicate fair, but cold weather. In the daytime, they are whiter than any other cloud in the sky. While the Sun is setting or rising, they may take on the colours of the sunset.